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Borneo Divers and Sea Sports (Sabah) Sdn Bhd

Borneo Divers and Sea Sports (Sabah) Sdn Bhd will host the fifth ‘Borneo Divers’ Celebration of Sea Turtles in Mabul’ programme from 6 until 9 November 2017 at the Borneo Divers Mabul Resort. This programme will contribute towards the on-going sea turtle research activities in Mabul Island as well as to educate the residents and visitors to this island about marine conservation.

Datuk Pang Yuk Ming receiving a memento from Datuk Admund Looh (CEO of Borneo Divers)

The partner agencies for this event include: the Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment and its various agencies (Sabah Tourism Board; Sabah Wildlife Department; and Sabah Parks); Universiti Malaysia Sabah; Semporna District Office; The Borneo Connections Sdn. Bhd; Balloons Over Borneo and The Flying Dusun Sdn. Bhd.


The objectives of this event are to create public awareness and education about sea turtle biology and conservation; to carry out research on the resident sea turtles in Mabul and, to promote ecovolunteerism among the visitors to this island. In order to have a successful programme, we are calling for the participation from everyone who is passionate about marine life. The event is open to all guests in Mabul as well as the students from SK Mabul and the School of Hope Mabul – to allow them to get hands-on experiences with sea turtle research.

Mr Subuh Mohd Yunus displays the enormous size of a green turtle that was caught during the sea turtle research and conservation activities in Mabul Island

During the course of the programme, Dr. Pushpa Palaniappan and her team from the Borneo Marine Research Institute of Universiti Malaysia Sabah will photograph, measure and tag all the resident green and hawksbill turtles caught by the expert dive team in the waters of Mabul.

The balloons from Balloons Over Borneo highlighting the 'Borneo Divers' Celebration of Sea Turtles in Mabul 2016' event


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