Marine conservation volunteer projects 2015

TRACC is offering a number of different marine conservation projects in Sabah, Borneo for 2015.  Suitable for all marine conservation volunteers, families, groups or gap year travellers these are a great way to help protect part of the ocean.  We teach diving as part of these projects. Coconut cove camp Near Tip of Borneo Diving […]

Reef exploration diving at the Tip of Borneo

The Tun Mustapha Marine Park at the Tip of Borneo is being created by the Sabah State government. TRACC is gathering information on the offshore reefs and remote islands to assist with the management of this huge area. We are planning a series of exploratory expeditions to Harrington shoal, the South Furious shoals, other offshore […]

TRACC marine conservation sites

TRACC – Tropical research and Conservation centre is currently (Oct 2014) scheduled to be operating in Sabah East Malaysia ( Borneo) at the following marine conservation sites.  Coconut cove beach, Tip of Borneo, Kudat district  — This is our training site with great diversity, shallow waters and low currents.  We have a beautiful white sand […]

TRACC new location summer 2014

  TRACC has relocated to a safer part of Borneo, same great diving, snorkelling and conservation, with sharks, turtles and coral reefs.  Same idyllic white sand beaches but no longer on an isolated offshore island close to the Philippines.   Volunteers need to fly to Kota Kinabalu instead of Tawau. The Star Newspaper has a […]

The best review of TRACC

Our best review is on Trip advisor – “I just got back from my second tour at TRACC and I am already booked for my third starting at the end of the year. So what makes TRACC so special? It’s a unique combination of several factors that I’ve never found anywhere else in a lifetime […]

Rescuing Tofu the baby Turtle

Last week while doing a nest inventory in the turtle hatchery we found little Tofu, a critically endangered Hawksbill turtle that had been underground in her nest far too long. Her brothers and sisters emerged about 50 days before we found her so she had been in her nest, a hole in the ground for […]

Green turtle hatching sucess at the Tip of Borneo

A fellow Malaysian Non Profit society (The Kudat Turtle Conservation Society KTCS) has just managed to release the first green turtle hatchlings from their hatchery at the tip of Borneo.  There were 119 eggs with 94 hatchlings.     There was a great turnout of over 50 tourists and locals.  Great work guys, keep up […]

Turtle Volunteer costs 2013

turtle volunteers   2 weeks – £350 4 weeks – £500 6 weeks – £700 8 weeks – £900 10 weeks – £1100 12 weeks – £1300 Package includes, Food, accomodation, Boat transfer unlimited snorkelling

Recovering fish populations 2012

Tracc has been working on Pom Pom Island for nearly 12 months and has made significant improvements, Large bottle reefs have been planted, these remove trash bottles from the beaches and plant them in rubble areas to provide habitat for fish and other marine life.  The fish populations have also improved, giant barracuda and giant […]

Amazing dive ar the N tip of Pom Pom

The currents were strong – we drifted to our coral planting bottle reef site.  What an amazing dive.  We saw, an eagle ray, bumphead parrotfish, a hunting amberjack, several blue spotted reef rays and a very large giant trevally. Plus of course Loads of green and 2 hawksbill turtles, The small and camouflaged were in […]

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