A group of 43-strong international school students with Wild Borneo Expeditions, spent the weekend camping overnight at our Gaya Island beach house, to explore and learn about the marine environment in Sabah!
For their first days’ activity, one of our dedicated PADI Instructors discussed the benefits of environmental protection through the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation presentation.
Afterwards, a beach clean-up is organised to collect marine debris along the shorelines near our Dive Centre. The project demonstrates the most damaging hazard in our local area and offers the students practical experience in contributing their selfless efforts to marine conservation.
They also went trekking along the trails of Gaya Island from our beach house base camp for some fun and to spot some wildlife such as macaques and hornbills!
On the second day, our team of PADI professionals conducted our popular 1-day snorkel safari program to visit the colourful coral reefs of the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park!
Each session is briefed to remind all snorkelers on our boat safety procedures when travelling to the different sites and what marine life is atypical at that site.
Their PADI professional guides bring along mesh bags, gifted to our operations by the Project AWARE Foundation, to motivate our young marine enthusiasts to join them in collecting any marine debris during their snorkelling activity.
Knowing the island activities encourage our young adventurers’ to gain an appreciation and awareness of our natural environment through our unique education makes us very happy!