[Coral-List] Announcement: Reef Check Volunteer Expedition to Myanmar (Burma) in February/March 2005
georg.heiss at reefcheck.de
Fri Nov 5 08:56:34 EST 2004
[apologies for cross-postings]
Dear friends of Reef Check,
please find enclosed the announcement for our next trip to Burma.
Feel free to print a copy and put it on your announcement board, and
forward to anybody who might be interested.
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Reef Check Volunteer Expedition
to Myanmar (Burma) in February/March 2005
In 2005 Europe Conservation Switzerland will have a Reef
Check-Expedition to the Mergui-Archipelago. We will sail on
Marinasia's Catamaran SeaNomad to the islands offshore Southern
Myanmar and survey the reefs, snorkel from golden beaches, and anchor
in tranquil bays. We will visit remote fishing villages and cities in
Programme: Departure: February 21, Ranong (Thailand)
Return: March 6, 2005, Ranong (Thailand)
The programme of the trip is to sail from Ranong (Thailand) to the
North. Weather permitting, we will reach Mergui City. The main goal
of the expedition is to try to survey as many coral reefs as we can
on the way, according to the Reef Check methods (for details see
http://www.reefcheck.org). In the first two days we will have a short
training session in these methods, later we will carry out the actual
surveys. We will also have the chance to visit islands, coastal
settlements and cities in Myanmar. Besides the surveys, we will also
have fun dives. There is no preset daily schedule; we will make plans
on the way, as many things are unforeseeable. We intend to make two
dives per day, some days more, some days less. We assure you that all
this will be great fun, and even the Reef Check "work" dives are
If time allows, we will enter data collected during the surveys and
make preliminary analysis of the results during the cruise.
The Andaman Sea is a great place for underwater photography,
particularly for close ups. There will be enough time for pleasure
Contributions: Total: 2000 Euro for 14 days/13 nights
Included in the contributions:
o Transfer to and from the boat
o Stay on boat
o Food, drinks (non-alcoholic beverages)
o Taxes to Myanmar authorities
o Reef Check training and materials
o Dive tanks, compressor rental, filling of tanks
o Personal diving equipment.
o Travel to Thailand.
o Travel from Bangkok or Phuket to Ranong.
o Visa fee (Myanmar) for participants; 20 US$ + 5$ handling.
If you are interested to join this exciting trip, please respond soon
by e-mail to mailto:2005 at reefcheck.de. Space is limited, we will
accept volunteers on a "first come, first serve" basis.
Find more information about this trip and previous Reef Check
expeditions to the Mergui Archipelago in 2001, 2003 and 2004 on
http://www.reefcheck.de/en and http://marinasia.com
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