Raja Ampat SEA Centre
Over the years, Papua Explorers Eco Resort has had the pleasure to garner a lot of loyal customers. They have stayed at our resort, enjoyed our services, and came back for more! We are very grateful to them, so we acknowledge their friendship and support. From time to time, we would like to introduce one of our beloved guests and ask them for their opinions.
Let’s get to know them better!
Yuka is from Switzerland and works on humanitarian and social projects. She and her partner, Eric, first came to Raja Ampat in 2015 and were so impressed with the region and Papua Explorers Resort that they came back for several more diving trips. This year Yuka also joined our dive master and marine ecology internship.
“My name is Yuka, I am most of time on the move somewhere on our little planet for international development cooperation, diving, for discovering cultures and meet people.”
“The diving made me come first, it became an addiction and I stopped going elsewhere, I have been in Raja Ampat many times. The diving, and the people made me come back, lots of great personalities in a very unique place. The guests are also mostly lots of fun ;). Now I came to train as a Dive Master.”
“I came 4 times in Papex and became a Dive Master here so yes, very much, I loved it! I still need to go for a dive trip on beautiful Coralia. I had the chance to stay on it and liked it a lot but it was during the lockdown, we were going ‘shopping’ (fuel and supply).”
“I have tons of wonderful fun and conservation dive memories… Terima kasih banyak!
A unique experience : spending a month lockdown in Papex as the only ‘non-essential staff’ (at that point it was so special, it didn’t feel like a guest or Dive Master) with 10 ‘survivors’ – that is how we called ourselves – and Coralia with crew parked in front of an empty resort with only outside trip to get supply.”
“Stay strong! Keep the resort alive, the reefs protected and the staffs. It’s [a] hard time but we, divers, will be back, as soon as we are allowed to fly!
To the guests: hospitality, conservation and the local economy needs us, come back when you can!”
We thank Yuka for the time she has spent with us and all the wonderful memories! We already look forward to her next visit.
If you are also one of our loyal Papua Explorers guests and would like to be featured in our blog, sending a message out to the world, please let us know!
And if you would like to support our environmental and community support efforts, please visit the website of our Papua Explorers Foundation.