September 17, 2011 Leave a comment
long and cool video of Ahe / don’t forget to wacht part II as well! – makes us want to go back pronto!
News from the divers of the Scubasigns Foundation
November 10, 2010 Leave a comment
Ok, this is a picture with a bit of a story behind it. The first times we went to the whale sharks the guys at the ahe resort told us that it was possible to feed the whale sharks.. we thought.. hmmm.. they made their point during this session… it is possible to feed them. To avoid harassment we don’t continue with this practice, but for all to share here is a picture from this remarkable moment.
October 7, 2010 Leave a comment
Major floods and land slides in the area of Wasior West Papua (around 100 miles from Ahe) has caused a catastrophe to the region. The death toll is rising every hour and with many people still missing it seems that the full extent is still not known.
The guys working at the resort immediately headed to the area in one of the resorts boats to look for relatives and to see where they could help. The information we got back from them is terrible. Currently we have no communication with them anymore since they can’t recharge the mobile phone they took with them. Below some of the alarming information that reached us by sms.
/ Robby’s nephew swept away by the mud and disappeared.
/ No electricity and cables above ground fully vanished
/ People need to be evacuated / thousands of houses gone or badly damaged
/ Many victims under the mud
/ No food, fresh water and petrol
/ Many wounded – no medicine
/ No transport – all boats are destroyed
/ one year old child found dead under the mud
/ blind grandmother stayed behind in house – house gone
/ Smell get’s unbearable
/ Army arrived with floating hospital
Our heart goes out to the people of the Wasior region and to anyone who has lost their loved ones, family and all their possession. Once we have more news we will keep you informed. We are looking as well into ways of helping those in need… more on this and how you can help will follow shortly.
Update on November 1o..
Last what we heard is that most people left wasior because normal living wasn’t possible there anymore. The government is now looking into building a complete new town nearby.
September 29, 2010 Leave a comment
September 7, 2010 Leave a comment
More pictures here
September 2, 2010 1 Comment
Due to overwhelming demand the editor in chief of Scubadiver Diego Garcia decided for the first time during a running issue to put the article online so everyone can read it for free!
August 29, 2010 2 Comments
Working at the Ahe Dive resort and dealing with foreign dive tourists already changed their lives a lot, but now more adventure is coming up for Nomini and Lupi. For the first time they will leave Papua to learn more about being a diveguide in Bali. In advance we would like to thank Aquamarine in Bali for making this possible. It will be an enormous experience for these boys. Also their families and all other staff at Ahe are excited and looking forward to the experience that they will bring back to ahe after their three months traineeship. During the next three months we will keep everyone up to date on the adventures of Lupi and Nomini, two great Papuan boys determined to become professional dive guides.