This year has been a challenging one for most and the tourism sector in Indonesia faces potential losses of $4 billion due to the drastic decline in foreign tourists and 60 trillion rupiah ($4 billion) due to fewer domestic tourists from January to April 2020.
The global impact of the coronavirus epidemic has stimulated some deep reflections, hard questions and stark realities of the world we live in. Although the resort has been under pressure, we still continued to pay all staff members, upskill, train and empower our employees as far as we possibly can. We also did not stop our environmental efforts during this time and continued with beach cleanups, Crown of Thorns removal and PADI Women Day.
Read more about travelling to Indonesia as well as the health protocols we have implemented for your safety at our Dive Resort.
We feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been able to continue our efforts during these trying times and although it has been a difficult year, we still have a lot to celebrate:
We acquired the PADI Greenstar Award
We have been driving conservation initiatives since our inception in 2017 but can now formally be recognised as a Padi Greenstar Member, encouraging universal participation and business practices around the globe.
We acquired a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award
Based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers from around the world, this annual award recognises the very best tourism establishments in terms of service, quality, customer satisfaction and more.
We are featured in the Scuba Diving’s 2021 magazine’s Readers Choice Award
Indonesia has taken 1st place in over 6 categories and we are proud to be featured as a preferred resort. Indonesia won 1st place for:
- The best Macro Diving
- The best Wall Diving
- The best Advanced Diving
- The best place for Photography
- The destination with the best Health and Marine Life
- The dive destination with the Best Value
…and we couldn’t agree more
We became a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) member
Joining forces and focusing on how sustainable, responsible and meaningful development within the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry can be achieved.
We are honoured and feel extremely privileged to be able to still continue operations under these circumstances and would like to thank our shareholders and staff members for keeping the energy and focus on the bigger purpose of our existence – changing the way people dive!
We hope that you will join us in 2021, as we embark on new and even more exciting adventures in Raja Ampat, Indonesia!