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Save Many Marine Life with Your Two Small Hands

Ko Thalu, Amphoe Bang Saphan Noi, Prachuap Khiri Khan

The female hawksbill sea turtle ascends the beach at night to lay eggs at the chosen site, where it is quiet with no lights and humans. The turtle uses her flippers to dig a body pit and egg chamber around 50 centimetres deep, and begins laying eggs. When the clutch (number of eggs laid in the nest, which is usually around 70-150 eggs in a nest) is complete, the turtle uses her flippers to cover the chamber properly to conceal the eggs from predators before returning to the sea. At Ko Thalu, the hawksbill sea turtle nests around 4 times per season, which is around 15 days apart and the nesting period is between July and September.

Activity

Improve the Hawksbill Sea Turtle Nesting Site

The nesting site at Ko Thalu is on the beach where the sea turtle has to crawl pass the rocks to the dry sand dune. Volunteers can help protect the turtle’s flippers from getting cut by the rocks by digging a hole around 3 metres long, 3 metres wide, and

Take Care of the Sea Turtles in the Nursery

Once the eggs have been laid, the staff will move the eggs from the nesting site to a secured location where the eggs will hatch. The hatchlings are then brought to the tank at the nursery to be taken care of until they are ready to be released. The turtl

Coral Reef Restoration

Volunteers can help secure the coral branches to the artificial reef made from PVC pipes or to the dead coral reef found at the Coral Museum located to the south of the island. Volunteers who are certified divers can also participate in the process of div

Example of a Daily Schedule

  • 2 Days 1 Night Package
  • Day 1
  • 10.00 a.m.
  • : Embark on a speedboat to Ko Thalu from the Ban Maphrao Pier.
  • 10.30 a.m.
  • : Check-in at the Koh Talu Island Resort.
  • 12.00 p.m.
  • : Lunch.
  • 1.30 p.m.
  • : Coral reef restoration activity.
  • 3.00 p.m.
  • : Snorkel to explore the beautiful corals under the water.
  • 6.00 p.m.
  • : Dinner.
  • Day 2
  • .
  • 7.00 a.m.
  • : Breakfast.
  • 8.00 a.m.
  • : Feed the turtle.
  • 9.00 a.m.
  • : Visit the Coral Museum or enjoy other activities on the beach.
  • 10.30 a.m.
  • : Clean the turtle’s tanks.
  • 12.00 p.m.
  • : Lunch and spend time relaxing.
  • 2.30 p.m.
  • : Depart Ko Thalu.
  • 3.00 p.m.
  • : Arrive at Ban Maphrao Pier.
  • Remark: Remark: The above programme is only an example of what is to be expected and is subject to change, depending on the weather conditions and other circumstances.

Contact Information

  • Koh Talu Island Resort
  • 111/1 Mu 10 Tambon Bang Saphan, Amphoe Bang Saphan Noi, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77170
  • Tel. +668 9744 5639, +668 9918 3715
  • info@taluisland.com