In today’s time, the conservation of the environment has become more crucial than ever. Ever since 2010, Tioman Island Conservation Day has occurred to combat the erosion of the island’s geography.
The Latest Incarnation
2017’s conservation day took place from the 20th of October and concluded on the 22nd of the same month. It was held at Berjaya Tioman Resort with the goal of preserving the lush natural splendour of Tioman Island.
Background and History
Tioman Island Conservation Day was organised for the most part by PADI Project Aware along with various divers and diving-related entities throughout the region. Throughout the seven years of the concept, the participants and the positive effect of TICD has grown considerably.
This year, TICD consisted of 130 divers from Malaysia in Singapore, along with many non-diving participants as well. Considering the current popularity of the event, many a Tioman Island resort can expect to experience a rise in occupancy during this time.
In 2017, the team behind TICD managed to set up a total of 5 structures to facilitate the growth of corals. These structures were built by the non-diver and the divers themselves. The divers also conducted an underwater clean-up and removed as much garbage as possible from the water. The non-diving participants engaged in various land conservation activities such as beach-cleanups and the planting of trees during the 3-days and 2-nights of the event.
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