USW students completing their BSc International Wildlife Biology and Natural History degrees visit Kota Kinabalu to study the diverse marine ecology.
In a weeks’ training course, our team of experienced PADI Instructors will dedicate their instruction for the benefit of the students to improve their skills for scientific diving purposes.
The skills and techniques, which are specialised to their data collection needs, includes underwater visual census (UVC) surveys of all fish and benthic communities, line intercept transects and coral reef cover.
We are introducing to their dive training, for the first time ever, underwater video surveys to develop their confidence in both skills in survey techniques, as well as peak performance dive skills to carry out their surveys. They will then analyse their data much more effectively.
For the past groups of USW students, they have witnessed the largest fish in the world – Whale Shark! We’re optimistic that this group will be as lucky, as this is the time of year they migrate through the TAR marine park!
For more information, get in touch with our Sabah Travel Centre, where we can create a personalised program for your group, small or large in number, to experience scientific dive training or similar!
Everyone got involved in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving and snorkelling programs to witness the beautiful underwater world to gain a deeper appreciation to protect our delicate coral reefs and the marine life that inhabit.
The participants are studying to enter the tourism industry in their future, and one of their subject modules is marine tourism, for which Sabah is well known.
The group were incredibly lucky to have witnessed a juvenile Whale Shark migrating through the TAR marine park at a dive site nearby to our dive centre! An experience no one could ever forget!
All over Sabah, there are many operators within tourism who conduct their business practices with responsible ecotourism, such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabiliation Centre. The tourism industry must act together to make a difference, and continue inspiring the future of our tourism industry, just as we have more than happily done for our Politeknik Sandakan group of students!
For more information, contact our Kota Kinabalu HQ Sabah Travel Centre to discuss a suitable itinerary for your group to visit Sabah and appreciate its natural beauty!