Saving Coral Reefs of Borneo

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 @ 10:50 News

downbelow conservation project

Downbelow Managing Director and PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann and his team of staff and our local PADI Divemaster trainees continued with the next phase of the coral replanting project over the weekend.

This time the team brought the prepared reef block and positioned them at the bottom of the ocean in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Borneo.

This was probably the hardest part of the whole project as they need to carry the heavy modified water tanks up on the boat, secure them and then carefully bring them down.

Old tyres filled with concrete are then used to hold the containers in place so they remain even during stormy weather.

Now that the blocks are ready, next step will be planting the coral in our nursery to ensure they will grow before placing them here.

Good job guys!

You can view more photos at the gallery.

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