Order of Events
- 09:00 – Arrival of Participants
- Welcome Briefing
- Program Objectives & Organization
- 09:40 – Beach Clean Up (covering the beach and mangrove area). Weight the trash
- 10:30 – Refreshment
- 11:00 – Coral Reef Conservation Awareness Presentation
- 12:00 – Lunch
- 13:00 – Coral Preparation
- 13:30 – Coral Planting Session
- 15:00 – Closing Speech by Downbelow Marine & Willife Adventures’ Managing Director and Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann
- 15:15 – Closing Speech by a Representative of Rip Curl Malaysia. Certificate Giving Ceremony and Photo Session
- 15:30 – End of Event
This is a rough timetable. Subject to change on the day to suit the conditions.
AJ “Pyro” Mansor
AJ ‘Pyro’ Lias Mansor is a passionate athlete. A former Malaysian National Rugby player & National Silat Champion, he has become the first East Malaysian One FC MMA fighter and 1st Malayisan National OneFC Featherweight Champion.
AJ founded and is the Head Coach for the Borneo Tribal Squad in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, which is a team of young, developing fighters with a diverse background in Muay Thai, Silat, BJJ, Wrestling & Boxing.
AJ is an advocate for animal welfare and an active supporter for SPCA KK and was therefore eager to support our event with his fighting passion.
Daphne Iking is an award-winning Malaysian television personality, an emcee and actress.
Born and raised in Sabah, Borneo, not only is Daphne a much-loved personality and a crowd favourite during events, she is also eco-conscious and has participated in conservation efforts in the past.
Daphne will be joining the Downbelow x Rip Curl Marine Conservation Program 2017 and take part in the activities together with the participants.
Ann “Athena” Osman
Ann “Athena” Osman is Malaysia’s first female professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter.
This strong athlete took the MMA fighting industry by storm since she began her professional career in 2013. A force to be reckoned with in the ring, Ann battles conservation issues as fiercely as her opponents.
Catch Ann in action as she participates in the Downbelow x Rip Curl Marine Conservation Program 2017 at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures.
Fundraising for Important Causes
Proceeds from this event will be channelled equally to the Project AWARE Foundation and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Kota Kinabalu (SPCA Kota Kinabalu). To know more about these non-profit organisations, you can visit their websites by clicking the links above.
Participants are required to pay a fee of MYR50 per person to join this event and 100% of that amount will be donated to these worthwhile causes. They are on-going causes and would need as much monetary aid as possible. To give our further support, we have set up a Joint Fundraising for Marine Conservation & Animal Rescue Page so the public can make their contributions to the causes as well as for participants wishing to donate more. All you have to do is click the link to visit the page.
Please spread the word and share the news with your friends and family so they can all join the cause and contribute to marine conservation and animal rescue efforts!