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

 

 

New Ahe video from Antonio Part I

long and cool video of Ahe / don’t forget to wacht part II as well! – makes us want to go back pronto!

 

Wanted… someone for the coolest job in the world.

I just received an sms from arne on ahe. he is looking for a dive instructor who would be interested to contribute to our project by training some of the diveguides to the level of divemaster.

You need to speak Bahasa Indonesia (the guys/girls have limited knowledge of english) or bring someone who can translate for you.  Ideally you can come asap and be able to stay in Papua for two months.

The deal :
…Travelling to Ahe at your own cost. Housing, food, weekly trip to the whale sharks and unlimited diving is what we can give in return.

Interested? please let me know by e-mail

Dave

A very cool video of the trip Rich made to ahe

WWF video on ahe area

WWF now involved in teluk cendrawasih whale shark project

We are delighted to see that WWF now also gets involved in the whale shark project. Congratulations to our boys of Papua Eco Tourism out there who are doing there best to protect the whale sharks and to set up income from eco tourism.

Please have a look at the full article here on the WWF website

check out this cool video from some AHE visitors

Cool new video from some AHE visitors