16 06, 2011

Thank you to Andy and Nadine!

By |June 16th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

This week our turtle patrol has been active every night with our guests making their patrol of the Island.  They found a  Green turtle laying eggs a few nights ago and have carefully relocated the eggs into our hatchery.  A couple of days ago, Andy and Nadine from Germany very kindly sponsored this latest nest [...]

5 06, 2011

Nudibranch Heaven

By |June 5th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Pom Pom Island  dive sites have been exceptionally good for Nudibranches this month.  During a recent dive I took some photos of some of the  many very pretty variants to be found.  For our nudibranch lovers, here are some photos to enjoy!  

27 05, 2011

Clean up days

By |May 27th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The staff at Pom Pom worked very hard yesterday for an Island clean up. Each department donated as many members of staff as possible and we organised a big round the Island walk with bin bags to collect the rubbish. Unfortunately, due to the tidal system, some months,we get more rubbish washed up, but it is [...]

23 05, 2011

Birthdays and Turtles

By |May 23rd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The second nest of the year has hatched with many guests able to enjoy the view this time as the babies kindly decided to arrive at 7.30pm rather than 2.30am in the morning. The turtles had timed their arrival well as it was the birthday of Michael from Germany and also Adam from England who [...]

21 05, 2011

More Turtle eggs

By |May 21st, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday evening, the turtle patrol came across another turtle laying eggs, this time a green turtle who laid 85 eggs.  Our guests were lucky and were able to see the mother turtle return to the sea after laying her eggs.  We look some measurements as we keep records for WWF and Sabah Wildlife Department.  The [...]

16 05, 2011

First Baby Turtles born for 2011 at Pom Pom

By |May 16th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Last night after a very heavy rainfall at 2am, Rayner checked on our turtle nests and found our first turtle nest for this season had hatched.  We had seen the sand drop the day before, so we all had been monitoring the nest, waiting for signs of  life.   At 2.30am the babies were digging their [...]

3 05, 2011

Well done to Martina

By |May 3rd, 2011|Categories: News|

Last night at Pom Pom we celebrated with Martina and her lovely family from Germany. She has just made her 200 dive here at Pom Pom, quite a mile stone. Both herself and her husband dive along with their children, so they have certainly kept very busy during their stay with us. Judith her daughter [...]

25 04, 2011

Unusual visitor to Pom Pom

By |April 25th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , |

2 nights ago, we had a very strange guest visit our Island.  At around 10pm, someone spotted a strange shaped rock moving on the beach outside the restaurant.    On closer inspection, we discovered it was a horseshoe crab!  This crab like creature hasn't changed for over 250 million years, making it a very successful [...]

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