Rita, Gianni, Gian Carlo, Mimi, Titziana and Cesar with their children have come back to Pom Pom again this summer to celebrate with us Ferragosta. They come here with their families to relax and unwind, plus enjoy diving every day at one of our local islands. Its great to see our old friends back again [...]
Two days ago we had our first arrivals in our new hatchery. We were getting worried as there had been some heavy rain a few days previously and we were getting concerned for the eggs. But all went well, and we had 66 Baby Hawksbill Turtles which we released just after Sunset.
This month are turtle patrols are working hard for the hatchery. Last night they found a batch of 119 Green Turtle eggs with our guests from Italy and France. It was raining when they found the turtle making her nest, but we supplied some umbrellas so our guests were able to wait for her to [...]
Carla and myself attended the MIDE Dive Show in Kuala Lumpur last weekend, it was held over 3 days with many visitors both business and private enquiries. We had our own booth, and we were very pleased with the amount of enquiries and bookings. It was great fun manning the booth and showing people our [...]
Tatiana from the massage spa has started Yoga classes for our guests at the end of our jetty to help relax and stretch out muscles whilst enjoying the sea view and breezes. The classes are open to all and are held in the mornings and evenings during daylight hours.
Yesterday, we had another large batch of baby turtles arrive, this time we had Hawksbill baby turtles with a good hatch rate of 121 out of 128 eggs! All were released as soon as it was dark with help from our lovely guests who walked down the beach with us to a suitable location away [...]
Now is the Dragon Fruit season at Pom Pom Island. We grow this large and unusual fruit in our gardens close to the kitchen for our guests to enjoy. The purple fruit as a light and delicate taste and is best served cut in half and eaten with a spoon. Chiemi san has been helping [...]
Yesterday evening for Dinner, Pom Pom Restaurant held another successful BBQ for our guests. There was grilled chicken and fish, beef kebabs, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, plus many, many others tasty things to eat. For sweet, Dimitri, our pastry chef was preparing freshly made crepes for the guests with a selection of toppings. [...]
Our very friendly English family are the latest turtle nest sponsors in our hatchery. Nikki, Sam, Freddie, Chloe, Alex, Jojo, Harry and last but not least, Poppy went with the Turtle Patrol and found the eggs 2 nights ago, and wanted to support our efforts to protect the turtles. They have been diving with us [...]
Gavin from WWF and Sabah Wildlife Department came this morning to Pom Pom Island to inspect our 2 hatcheries and check that everything we are doing is correct for the protection and conservation of the Turtles in our area. We are pleased to report that all went well, with some helpful suggestions and new forms [...]