Reefs and Whale Sharks in Cenderawasih Bay in West Papua. A recent so called discovery (well by Westerners anyway) of interactions between traditional fisherman…

Ahe Dive Resort Forced to close

We are struck with disbelief about the news that reached us yesterday. How can a project with such a positive impact on both marine life and local economy come to a sudden end.

The reality is as sad as it gets. Ahe suffered from a forced take over by the government. At first the reason for the take over was not explained, but now it has become clear that the government needs the resort to provide MIGAS PERTAMINA, an Indonesian oil drilling com...pany with a base.

Oil, money, politics and the usual fair share of corruption win again over nature and long term interest of the local community.

For now Ahe has lost the battle, but refuses to lose the war. Staff and all involved are determined to continue their efforts. They took all dive related materials with them from the island and the search is on for a new location. Ahe II is a necessity not only to protect marine life, but also to provide the people with a sustainable livelihood.

All interested parties are advised to visit or contact Pariwisata Provinsi Papua at

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We received information from Papua that due to local quarrals the Ahe Dive Resort will have to temporarily stop it's activities. As soon as we receive more information, we will share this with you.

Just another day at the office…

Numerous whale sharks swimming close to the surface and feeding, in remote Cenderawasih Bay, Papua, Indonesia. Produced by Pelagic Productions. View our chan...
My first impulse was to go back to sleep; did no boat mean no diving?, but curiosity got the better of me. I grabbed my camera and found James and Blaine on the beach with pretty much every other person who lived and worked here. Everyone was yelling and trying to get the boat flipped back over, it…

A bit of Ahe Dive Resort history.... After discovering the whale shark site, we wanted to make sure it was the Ikan Puri (ansjovis) they were after... ..they made their taste for fish quite clear during this hand feeding session. To avoid harassment we did this only once, but for all to share here is a picture of this remarkable moment.

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Read more about our initiative to create a unique whale shark observatory

Ambitious project / the whale shark observatory. We are looking for people who can help us with funds to realize a platform that can be used to observe the Whale sharks in the future once we had &#...

we are 'live' with the Ahe Papua website at

project of the people of the Harlem Islands
Ahe Dive Resort Papua updated their cover photo.
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