Papua Whale Shark Project

Dave is now flying to Papua to prepare the visit of the first group of dive tourist, but also to start the Papua whale shark project. We are delighted that the first funding to begin with this project was made possible with a generous donation we received from Intan Media Service from Germany. The owner of Intan, her Gisbert Komlossy, heard about the whale sharks being under threat and wanted to help straight away.

Generating income by Whale watching & diving seems to be the way forward for the local fishermen, but we expect it to be some time before sufficient tourists come and visit the area. In the meantime we will have the local fishermen earning enough with research & protection tasks of these magnificent creatures.  More coming up as soon when Dave get back from Papua (second week of April).

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Island in the sun

Just a nice picture of Ahe to dream away for a minute, taken by Richard Pelupessy on his dive trip to Ahe Eco Dive Resort Papua.

Scubasigns at Asian Dive Expo in Singapore

Dave will be representing Scubasigns as one of the key note speakers at the Annual Adex in Singapore from 9 to 11 april.

Staged annually, ADEX is the region’s longest running dive show (turning sweet 16 in 2010) and a must-attend event on the international dive calendar! Now owned by the magazine Asian Diver, ADEX is truly organised “by divers, for divers”, bringing together diving enthusiasts, marine conservationists and all those with a passion for the underwater world… check out their website for more information, hope to meet you there.

Michael, the human stingray magnet, stung for the 5th time by a stingray… a record?

One of the local Dive guides on Ahe Michael Wabes was unfortunate enough to step on a stingray. Not for the first time…. for the 5th time. There are a lot of stingrays of varying sorts around Ahe, but none of us or the other divers ever got stung. Michael appears to be a magnet to these animals. The pain inflicted is of the category … ‘ really ouch ”’  in the first hour to hour and a half after the sting / it went straight through the shoe of his fin by the way. Fortunate enough the medical post at Mambor (15 minutes by boat) offered quick assistence so Michael was back on his feet and diving again within a day. Want to know how to best treat a stingray sting? visit this link.