Ahe region sharks will feature in National Geographic

Great publicity for the Ahe region……but with a slight note :

Michael Aw the photographer, despite being aware of the whale shark project in place, visited the whale sharks fully on it’s own thus not involving any of the local papuans working on the whale shark project. After his visit he started selling his own trips – again without involving the project – and even proclaimed to start up his own project…?  Several questions from our end where not answered so we don’t have a great feeling from this self proclaimed marine life saver.

Despite that.. we are obviously delighted to see even more publicity coming up for the region, but truly hope that all people that want to visit will do so in a sustainable manner and one that is beneficial to the local community! The only way we currently now of to do so is to book via Papua Eco Tourism or via the Ahe dive resort!

for the article announcement check out
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/10/whale-sharks/holland-text

 

 

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One Response to Ahe region sharks will feature in National Geographic

  1. I’ve visited and saw myself how Scubasigns team work together with the Papuans. It was a great for the future of the locals.
    I hope you guys can find a solution for this matter. Hope money and fame do not overcome the importance to maintain this heritage of our mother nature where we were born, live and die.

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