Shark Awareness Programme

Learn all about sharks and learn to be with sharks in a unique marine awareness programme on Pulau Tenggol, Terengganu.

Join MNS Marine (the Malaysian Nature Society Marine Special Interest Group) and SSI (Scuba Schools International) for World Oceans Day 2016 as we focus on the ocean’s top fish.

This programme is held in conjunction with the anti-shark’s fin soup campaign My Fin My Life Campaign #myfinmylife, of which SSI and MNS are partners.

By joining this programme, you will:

  • learn about the role and importance of sharks within the marine ecosystem,
  • learn about shark and shark-finning trade and consumption, and
  • appreciate sharks and their ecosystem in the wild through skills training and certification in snorkelling (so you minimise harm to yourself and the ecosystem).

Here’s what you will experience:

  • seminars, group discussions and games
  • snorkeling skills training and certification as well as snorkelling sessions to appreciate sharks in the wild.

At the end of the programme, you should have

  • sound knowledge of sharks in the ecosystem (SSI Shark Specialty Certification)
  • snorkeling skills for marine-friendly snorkeling (SSI Snorkeling Certification)
  • an interest in championing shark and marine conservation.

Details

Date: 3 – 6 June 2016

No of participants: 30

Facilitation & training: MNS Marine facilitators and SSI instructors

Location: Pulau Tenggol, Terengganu

Fee: RM830 (quad share) / RM910 (triple share)

The fee covers all island costs including accommodation (air conditioned rooms with attached bathrooms on a triple/quad share basis), all meals, boat transfers from Dungun jetty, snorkeling gear, activities, guided boat trips for snorkeling, marine park and MNS marine fund fees and group travel insurance. (see Registration Form for details)

Please arrange your own transport to and from the jetty.

The MNS Marine facilitation are volunteers led by Wong Siew Lyn (MNS membership no. F/Q/9321/B) and Adeline Loh Chooi Ping (MNS membership no. O/E/20559/B).

The SSI Snorkeling Certification and SSI Shark Specialty Certification to the value of RM9,600.00 are generously sponsored by SSI.

For more information, email Adeline. Trip info and registration form are on https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnsmarinegroup.selangorbranch/, also check out #myfinmylife, http://www.divessi.com/sc-sha; http://siputscuba.com/ and http://pulautenggol.com/

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