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 […]

Shark Market Survey 2014

TRACC is doing a rapid assessment of the sharks caught and landed in Sabah in June & July 2014.  For shark lovers it is very disheartening to see all these beautiful creatures as lumps of meat especially since we have been trying so hard to get some protection. Most of the catches are baby sharks […]

Stress free arrival to beautiful Pom POm Island

Boat Transfers are Mondays and Thursdays…..   We’ve tried to eliminate anyone staying in Semporna overnight. Think of the most dubious back street you know and multiply it up to a small town. That’s Semporna… The City Inn is quiet, clean and safe, but not exactly attractive or entertaining.   The boat leaves the island […]

Batu Rua Reef

Batu rua is a great dive site and hopefully will be the centre of our coral planting activites for many years to come. We have an application pending with the Sabah government for a coral farm on our own officially recognised area.  The reef is very close to Kalapuan island where we are building a […]

Why we don’t do many marine surveys!

We are always being asked for survey data from our dives often by students and while we try to oblige, much of our data is not published or is part of a ongoing study. We’ve been diving around Borneo for over 15 years now and have done many surveys in the past.  Our reef survey […]

Student reviews of Advanced level Marine Science studies

TRACC school of Marine Science offers several marine science and marine biology courses.  The advanced level Marine Science course is a 12 week residential course leading to an international exam and certificate.  This Cambridge A Level course can be used for self improvement, to change career or to gain credits for a university or college […]

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 […]

Marine conservation opportunities

Tracc has a limited number of marine conservation opportunities each year. We normally choose interns from ex- volunteers who have been with TRACC for 8 weeks.  The volunteers who are selected have normally reached rescue diver and are keen, enthisiastic and committed.  The internship is usually 12 weeks.  The interns devide into two groups diving […]

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