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Tropical Research and Conservation Centre

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4 Turtle Beach | Pom Pom Island, Kudat 91300, Malaysia
+60 19-850 5412
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What a great place to learn about marine conservation

I visited tracc as part of my gap year and i would definitely recommend it to anyone, great beach... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2015
divingfan2015
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Penang, Malaysia
TRACC has moved to Semporna, camp in Kudat closed

I stayed with TRACC but at their Semporna - Pom Pom Island camp. That was fantastic. I think the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2015
maggieDive
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRACC) operates a marine conservation volunteer project near the Tip of Borneo in Sabah, Malaysia. We teach diving and marine conservation as guests help protect and rebuild reefs, turtles and sharks. We stay in tents and spend days doing marine conservation surveys and restoring coral reefs. This site is our main training site, with shallow waters and low currents. We also have a project for advanced divers on Pom POm island in Semporna, Sabah.
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16 Sep 2015
“What a great place to learn about marine conservation”
13 Sep 2015
“TRACC has moved to Semporna, camp in Kudat closed”
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4 Turtle Beach | Pom Pom Island, Kudat 91300, Malaysia
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+60 19-850 5412
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

I visited tracc as part of my gap year and i would definitely recommend it to anyone, great beach, fantastic people and superb diving. I hope to get back to TRACC at the Semporna Pom POm Island camp. All the staff rave that it is...More

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aphanius, Manager at Tropical Research and Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2015

Thanks for your review, we hope to see you at our Pom Pom Island project in the near future. I can confirm that we have moved from Kudat until the Tun Mustapha Park is gazetted.

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Reviewed 14 September 2015

I stayed with TRACC but at their Semporna - Pom Pom Island camp. That was fantastic. I think the Camp at Tip of Borneo was closed in May 2015 because all the effort is going into marine conservation & reef repair in Semporna.

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Reviewed 12 May 2015

I visited TRACC for only 2 weeks but it was honestly the best place i've been so far. Sabah and the Tip of Borneo is absolutely stunning and it was a great experience to visit a place wholly geared towards the conservation of the environment....More

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Reviewed 3 April 2015

This was a great choice for a marine conservation and underwater experience. The weather wasn't too kind (end of rainy season) but the staff tried hard to get everyone diving twice each day. We prepared artificial reefs and planted corals, A great experience with really...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2015

If you could take time away from your busy life or take a gap year between studies what would you do? For me the answer was clear and simple, Make a difference. Sabah, Borneo is a beautiful place to visit and shares one of the...More

1  Thank rburgess87
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Reviewed 21 February 2015

I spent 4 brilliant weeks at TRACC, from early January to early February. The diving was wonderful, lion fish, a turtle, nudebranchs... and once we even saw a whale shark from the dive boat! It was really rewarding to be able to help with the...More

Thank Emma T
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

I spent 3 days with TRACC diving at the north tip of Borneo on a remote white sand beach, camping beneath the trees. This is a great place to get certified as a PADI diver and learn about coral reefs, sea turtles and the issues...More

1  Thank David M
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7 October 2016|
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Response from aphanius | Property representative |
Hi Robby has camp site. 1km on right after Tip of Borneo turning. if you turn towards TOB beach. Howards place is a back packer - first set of shops on end of beach. Tommy's place slightly more expensive with better... More
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aphanius
16 May 2015|
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TRACC has moved back to Pom Pom Island near Semporna to protect the large number of nesting turtles and to continue reef restoration activities. To see reviews for TRACC in Semporna please search for tropical research and... More
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