During this itinerary you will be involved in a turtle conservation
project that includes snorkelling and nightly beach patrols. You should
be physically prepared for this. Although you will be active and working
hard, the itinerary also includes some more relaxed activities, such as
a city tour and working amongst local communities.
It is not necessary for you to have a high
level of fitness for this trip though you will need to be mentally and
- During your night patrols you could be walking up to 10km on soft sand, this will be challenging, and you should ensure you can comfortably walk 10km on uneven terrain prior to your arrival in Malaysia.
- You’ll want to make sure you have a good
level of sprint endurance as you’ll take part in beach games with the
local children, they’re full of energy and will test even the fittest of
- You will be spending a lot of time in
the sea taking part in turtle surveys, you should be a confident swimmer
and someone who feels relaxed and calm in the water.
You want to think about the environmental
factors and how this will impact on the above points, if you feel fit
enough to undertake these activities in the UK, make sure you’re fit
enough to do them twice, 80% humidity makes work very difficult.