North Maluku. Some people may have heard all of it, most people do not know exist. Still the main tourist radar, it is slowly becoming a destination for those who want to experience the various regions in Indonesia. With a friendly smile and a welcoming, comfortable easy local because they can not keep them hidden desire to look "European" or foreigners. No more than a few tourists in North Maluku at once, it is easier to find quiet beaches of pure white sand or start a conversation with other travelers like you're both sitting at the "shop" or a family restaurant. Only where the adventure begins. Diving here is held in many places.
With small populations and small towns around the trees on the beach, leaving a smooth wall dives, shore diving, sea mountains, and volcanoes are found even under water. Such as in Indonesia, dynamite fishing have a negative impact in some areas, but some residents have realized that it is a myopic practice and try a different approach to fishing. As tourism grew, the fishermen want to move to sustainable tourism as their income, but for now, still have to do a little fishing and subsistence exotic island hopping tour.
The main town of North Maluku Tobelo and although nothing spectacular in itself, is a town for supplies and help small hotels in the area. Flights arrive three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday to fly directly from Manado, North Sulawesi for 45 minutes Kao came about 45 minutes drive from Tobelo. Continue Tobelo fantastic as it moves from the forest to the coast and back through more forest, crossing several rivers and streams along the way. Nature at its best!
Australia and Canada recently Families with two children began to invest in the first place diving center. So far, the local government through the office offers diving, but nothing can really take action and promote the dive site. However, there are lots of sea life, the diversity of marine life everywhere on the planet, and more than 50 dive sites map now, there is no reason to go back. It was in the middle of the Coral Triangle. It is part of the ocean that feeds the rest of the world's coral reefs in the Pacific.
It is a slow process in Indonesia, but the family is working to create a sustainable diving resort and pave the way for future investment with other foreign places. Committed to not destroy, the process becomes a little slower, but some believe it only makes it more difficult for other investors in the future. If they can do it all without paying officials, which will allow the Indonesian government know that foreigners do not believe the government is corrupt and officials to do the job they were designed to improve the community.
Diving here has been better than we could ever ask for. After watching the pilot whales, manta rays, sharks and other marine species, each dive is an adventure in itself. With known coordinates to help some, who have a base to work, but it continues to expand its base to include new dive sites. At the end of their discovery, they believe that they will have more than 100 dive sites 5 minutes from the resort property within two hours.
Name Dive Resort Dive Community Centre Karianga and 5 acres of land on the coast about 40 minutes south of Tobelo. In a small bay, the reef about 40 yards from goal, followed by a second reef about 120 yards out, not much to see. Teens gather in shallow waters and can be found easily by walking on the sand and seaweed.
This complex was built with the environment in mind. Some buildings will be completed "Earthbag" requires a mixture of clay, sand and ground and pound with an empty bag of rice, creating a "brick" that hardens over time. Is the minimum amount of wood used in the entire structure of the dome and continues at the forefront of clay bricks. They plan to build a rooms calm, clear water in which they have some beautiful rocky beach and learn how to make a geodesic dome with bamboo for a deluxe room. It is the desire to create a lot of income level camp accommodation with a maximum range of oceanfront rooms.
This raises the question whether, in fact, sustainable tourism or not. Does it really improve the lives of local residents and what you are missing in your case. With that in mind, they want to preserve the culture of the local communities to the highest standards. Stories, traditions and beliefs that's why their unique stories. Due to the growth of tourism, the family went to see the importance of tradition and the respect given to share with tourists. Only increase the quality of life and the local community should not lose their traditional methods of food or substitute a more "Western". It is important to improve the level of health tourism and environmental protection for future generations and creating a conservation area which helps increase the diversity, abundance and sacred places can be appreciated at all. Benefit not only the result. The welfare of local residents is important, if not more important. People should be recognized and to be heard because they have adapted their lives because of new industries such as tourism. At first, the idea of more money in this area seems to attract a lot of attractions, but there is a charge. It is a fine line Aussie and Canuck intervene because they created their sacred space and talk with local friends and more about how to promote tourism in the area.
Through tourism, we hope to create a marine park and find the elusive manta rays that gather relevant marine district. At this time, just randomly saw a manta ray sightings, but over time, you are sure to find the real treasure.