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Tropical Research and Conservation Centre

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Pom Pom Island, Semporna, Malaysia
+60 19-850 5412
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Best 4 months ever

I found out about TRACC in a facebook group called Girls that Scuba and got a lot a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ana Beatriz T
A great project poorly managed

I stayed at the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre during March this year (2018) This is a... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Mark H
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TRACC is a conservation organisation on Pom Pom Island near Semporna, about 50km north of Sipadan, Mabul and Kapali. With volunteer divers who stay for 1-12 weeks, we are protecting the reef by replanting the coral reef, protecting the sharks and turtles, conducting surveys and actively demonstrating the value of marine protected areas. Accommodation at the moment is in tents on the beach, with good food provided 3 times each day. Showers and toilets are in a purpose built block nearby. Staying with TRACC is about diving with a purpose - conservation diving with scientists and marine biologists, every visitor contributes to the reef rebuilding, the turtle and shark monitoring surveys and the building of the fish aggregation devices. If you want part of your trip to be about contributing to the environment as well as diving on great coral reefs visit TRACC in Malaysian Borneo.
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Pom Pom Island, Semporna, Malaysia
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"artificial reef"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found out about TRACC in a facebook group called Girls that Scuba and got a lot a great recommendations about the project. I decided to do the 4 months A-Level Marine Science Course and all of my expectations were met! Best 4 months of...More

Thank Ana Beatriz T
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

I stayed at the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre during March this year (2018) This is a marine project focussed on repairing the damaged reef and also removing rubbish from the reef and area. I stayed three weeks as a volunteer. I enjoyed the work,...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I've had an amazing time at TRACC doing the marine science A level course, where the place felt like a second home and I met some of the best people. The classes where very interesting and engaging with our teacher Dr Catherine Jadot guiding us...More

2  Thank Jack O
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I could write a massive essay here but I’m going to keep this short and sweet...I came to Pom Pom island with my childhood best friend , we traded travelling for pursuing our dive master course and to delve into the world of marine conservation....More

3  Thank Aaron R
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Just finshed my four months on the island with tracc I done all my diving courses from open water all the way up to dive masters! And I would do it all again in a heartbeat truely recommend going to this place you come away...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Was at TRACC for 4 weeks in Dec 2017 and had the most meaningful vacation ever. I had a blast of a time learning loads about marine life and replanting corals. The island is stunning and once you enter the water, the devastation of bomb...More

1  Thank Jon T
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Truly gorgeous. Fab Place. Its truly beyond me that we underestimate just how much we dont know about our oceans.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

The most meaningful diving experience you can ever have! Would definitely come back for the rest of my diving courses!

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Tracc is an incredible place, I'm so thankful I could have been there! I recommand this place for anyone who love to dive and want to help to preserve the beauty of nature. People at Tracc are also amazing, young and beautiful, you will meet...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

It was a marvellous experience, wonderful place, wonderful people. Very simple and happy life. I will come back

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Thank Blanca Z
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Randall D
6 October 2017|
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Response from Hazel O | Property representative |
Hi Randall, Yes you do. The cost of volunteering does not include flights. I've sent you an e-mail. Regards, Hazel, TRACC
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SianVogtTuck
9 June 2015|
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Response from aphanius | Property representative |
Hi, We welcome marine conservation assistance for short trips by qualified divers only. Trainee divers need to come for 2 weeks minimum. We normally have a boat to/from Semporna on Mondays or Thursdays so trips mon to... More
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