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!

 

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Big articles on Ahe & Whalesharks in Duiken magazine (Holland)

Both in the current issue and in the October issue there will be two great articles in Duiken magazine. They were among the first visitors at the Ahe dive resort toghether with Eigen Wijze Duikreizen and the guys out there had an amazing time with them. Thanks for all your support and producing these great articles!! And for all you divers out there, don’t miss it!

Ahe dive resort hits cover Scubadiver Australasia .” Discovery of the Decade”

Scubadiver Australasia just hit the shops with the whalesharks of Ahe on the cover and a story on the whalesharks by ‘yours truly’ Get your copy or have a peak at the digital version here

Lupi master in command

The crew of the yacht Meduse heard about our beautiful island with our resident whale sharks and decided to travel half the ocean to pay us a visit. The captain called in the help of our team to guide the yacht to a save anchor place. For thirty minutes our dive guide Lupi was master in command of the 60 meter yacht. Exactly on ‘Lupi’s’ spot he commanded the captain to drop anchor. The following two days we dived with the Medusa crew between schooling whale sharks. The crew already had the opportunity to M/Y meduse at Ahe Dive Resortdive in hotspots like Palau, Galapagos and Antartica but they said they never encounter anything like this in the world. Some crew members even deleted all their pictures to save room for the whale sharks. Lupi stayed that night on the yacht as guest of honour. When he returned to Ahe next day he was speechless and still a bit freezing due to the air condition.

Whale shark picture of the week

one of the whale sharks playing peek-a-boo at the fishing platforms near Ahe.

Mike and his Big Pet whale shark

At first it looked as if the whale shark was going to have Mike as a small morning snack but it turned out they became really good friends. We had the privilege of witnessing something very special on a two hour meet and greet with some very friendly whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay Papua where we stayed in the Ahe dive resort. All is going really well on this scubasigns project and we receive more and more guests that like us are amazed with the whale sharks and their behaviour.

Note… at the Ahe Dive Resort we follow a strict no touch, chase or in any other way harm a whale shark policy .. so far the divers/snorklers comply but the whale sharks just won’t listen.

Training days at Ahe dive resort

Thanks to the training of Rutger, Annet & Maurice our staff learned a lot the last weeks.

Rutger Annet & Maurice  kicked of with an open water training to staff that did not yet have their certificate.

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Congratulations to Stephen Raraawi, Jeksi Manuaron, Polyo Sawaki, Risal Manuaron and Rido Manuaron. All staff on Ahe now have a diving certificate. Even when our staff is not part of the dive team, we still encourage them to dive for their hobby and get to know their unique environment.

Next all staff received a training on dangerous marine life and the first emergency respons if problems occur! Everybody loved this / very interesting!!

Robert Sawaki, Enos Sawaki & Lupiaga Rouw received their advanced training. They will follow further training on rescue and divemaster and will be prepared to strenghten our current dive team.

Then there was a unique training given by Rutger to the dive team, our captians and head of diving materials Yulian. Rutger learned them everything about servicing and repairing their dive gear and that of the visiting tourists if need be. Big big thanks go out to Eddy van Vliet of Scuba Support in Loosdrecht, Rob Dekker of Dive Post in Zoetermeer and Richard Wagenaar! They donated a huge amount of special tools that we need to do the service and repairs.. stuff like that is like gold for us in Papua (not available!!) thanks ever so much!

Our staff loves to learn and will never forget the truly unique experience Rutger, Annet and Maurice gave them!