VOLUNTEER WITH US
Our mission to conserve and protect the Perhentians Islands' marine ecosystem would not be complete without your help!
You will become part of the PMRS team and help our dedicated staff to collect data on coral reefs, seagrass beds, and marine life whilst also experiencing the local culture on the islands.
This volunteer programme is perfect if you are keen on improving your diving skills or interested in learning conservation and stakeholder engagement. We are delighted to welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and cultures and can't wait to have you on the team!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Arrival and welcoming presentations, followed by your dive course with our partner dive centers.
If you are already a certified diver, you'll proceed immediately to work dives
Introduction to project staff, a tour of the village where we are based, and lunch by the jetty. Free and easy for you to get settled in!
Survey skills and buoyancy dive. An introductory dive to the marine ecosystem at Perhentian, and the work we do.
Reef survey training dives. You'll be trained in basic fish and coral identification.
Reef survey dives, followed by debriefing and data processing in the evening.
Your last day of diving with us. The dive objective will depend on project needs. You're also invited to have a 'Malay Dinner' with a local household.
Beach clean-up with other volunteers and project staff, followed by free time to picnic on the beach or go snorkeling.
Its time to say goodbye to Perhentian. If you're volunteering for a longer period, enjoy Sunday off!