HANG TUAH - OUR FLOATING FIELD BASE

HANG TUAH - FIELD BASE


We are lucky enough to have been loaned KM Hang Tuah by a very generous supporter of Sea Sanctuaries. Hang Tuah is a beautiful 42m (140 feet) stel liveaboard dive boat. She is permanently moored in the Penemu conservation zone and has the dual function of acting as our floating field base & ranger patrol station deterring illegal fishermen and shark finers. 

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She is a modern and comfortable dive boat with 3 air conditioned cabins, large dining/saloon area for relaxation, office area and galley from which we cook our delicious food We have a crew of 6 & the Sea Sanctuaries field staff on board at all times.

 ONE OF OUR 2 DIVE BOATS (RIBS)

ONE OF OUR 2 DIVE BOATS (RIBS)

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Hang Tuah is of course fully fitted out for diving. We have a compressor (& spare), kitting up area at the back of the boat, tanks and plenty of dive kit. We dive from two RIBs which you can see pictured below.

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Yan Pieter, our head Sea Sanctuaries Ranger, who hails from one of the nearby villages lives on board & works with Dr Matt, our Director of Conservation, ensuring the conservation zone is protected at all times

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The presence of Hang Tuah & the patrol team has a significant deterrent effect on illegal fishermen & makes our life much easier.