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Who is Biodiversity 2017-05-29T14:16:56+00:00

WHO IS
BIODIVERSITY RESORT?

Following our dream, we have created a small,
intimate resort where we can share
this paradise with other divers and nature lovers.

We hope to share our passion for diving,
for nature and for responsible tourism with you!

Thank you for your interest in us, and for reading this!  Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort is the project of Patricia Sanz and Reynaldo Corral.  Here you can read a little about us and get to know who we are, how we got here, why we are here, etc, etc… We hope this won´t put you to sleep!

In a nutshell: Patricia was born in Vitoria, Spain and has worked many years in the tourism and hospitality industry, in both Spain and UK. A born globetrotter, she has roamed all the continents of the world. These journeys fed her curiosity for the underwater world, and it became imperative to find a way to fund her dream-passion for the ocean.  As with all projects, you start with baby steps and hope to make great leaps from there!

Rey was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, and he emigrated to the US for a university education.  After graduating from Engineering School, he initially planned to get experience working in the engineering industry in the US and Spain, as a means to pay for diving-sailing-travelling. After graduating from a university in the US, he started traveling around the world, sailing and diving. 

After finding this formula not sustainable he decided to pursue the dream of creating a locus for his 100% travelling-diving passion. During this “new beginning”, Patricia and Rey met, during their Divemaster Course in Sant Feliu de Guixols (near Barcelona) and they embarked on their new story together.

The rest is history. Together they completed their PADI/SSI Instructor certification, and then they worked in the dive industry, managing resorts and liveaboards, all over southeast Asia: in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Spain.

As the song goes: “Mi única patria, la mar”…the sea, my only homeland. After working for many years in the dive industry, and countless years of globetrotting, packing and unpacking our overused backpacks, we finally decided to chase our dreams, to dive in Raja Ampat and try our luck. So we settled down and launched our own project in West Papua, on Gam, a remote island suffused with peace, tranquility, and living in direct contact with nature in its purest form, where you can dive in the one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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