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DIVE BLOG “TOGEAN’S SILVER SWORDS”

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TOGEAN’S SILVER SWORDS

I had a daydream when I was enjoying my coffee that evening. I imagined beautiful places in Indonesia, walking around in the shore of the beach of Sumatera, Jawa, Kalimantan, Flores, Papua, Maluku and finally Sulawesi. Read More »

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DIVE BLOG “BUTON’S UNDERWATER MARKET”

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BUTON’S UNDERWATER MARKET

“You have to try diving in Wajo Market, Ri! You’re gonna like it! I guarantee!” said Kirman, a Balinese Divemaster, when I dived with him in Padang Bai. “Usually we go there in Wakatobi trip, rite?” asked me while remembering whether I had dived there or not. “Yes, but don’t forget, Wajo Market dive spot is in Buton, not Wakatobi.” Read More »

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DIVE BLOG “SAVE SHARKS MISSION”

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SAVE SHARKS MISSION

20 – 22 September 2013
The situation in Ngurah Rai International Airport was still crowded that afternoon. The airport was preparing to greet honor guests for APEC performance. And my trip wasn’t a holiday I was pretty sure. Vicho, Karin, Wening, Adhis and I were assigned in a public consultation project mission. We had to do an undercover observation to gather as much information as we could. The information we needed were shark catchers and sellers sites, kinds of shark that sold, location and method of shark’s catching, intensity of sailing, other species that might be caught; such as manta or dolphin, and much more information we looked. The method we applied was basically did in order to reduce the suspicion of fisher, seller and buyer in TPI / Tempat Pelelangan Ikan (Fisheries Auction). Well you know, shark conversation was still quite sensitive issue right now. This was our biggest challenge as Save Sharks Indonesia team. Read More »

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DIVE BLOG “THE TRAIL of WORLD WAR II in RAJA AMPAT”

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THE TRAIL of WORLD WAR II in RAJA AMPAT

21 October 1944
7 P-47 Thunderbolt planes left from Numfor, Papua to execute the ambush to Seram Island. In the middle of going back to base, they’re running out of gas. One of the planes that had more fuel than others flied to 13.000 feet to contact the base and told their position. 6 planes went down through cloud then did an emergency landing near Wai Island. The 7th plane also went down to the sea after successfully sent his last coordinate. Read More »

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