Maximize Benefits to the Environment and Minimize Negative Impacts

We are all aware of the impact human activities are causing in the planet. Each of us adds to this, and each can do a little to help. Our general awareness has been raised, and the negative effects are evident and proven. As a result, the public is choosing carefully sustainable products and services. For us as divers and nature lovers, we want to be part in raising awareness, and this is what we offer to our conscious guests.

Now it is your turn to take part into the practice of Sustainable (necessary) Ecotourism and investigate consciously the products you use, the services you request and look more closely at the tags “eco”, “organic” and such. Determine yourself if they are used in marketing “eye-catching” or really efforts.

Now it is your turn to enjoy Nature responsibly and become an example for other travellers. Please take two minutes to learn for yourself Following the Code of Conduct / Ethics for Travellers

CONSERVING RESOURCES

Water risk is assessed, water consumption is measured, and steps are taken to minimize overall consumption. Water sourcing is sustainable and does not adversely affect environmental flows.

  • Towels are changed every two days and sheets every four days, and dried with natural sunlight.
  • We supply guests with ecofriendly shampoo & body wash.
  • Our WC is bucket-style, instead of toilet tanks, and our faucets are low-flow, as well as the showers.
  • All our faucets are low-flow, as well as our superior room showers. We continually check for and respond to leaking faucets and toilets.
  • Direct rainwater downspouts into the gardens.

REDUCING POLLUTION

Significant greenhouse gas emissions are controlled by providing training to our team, identify and procedures are implemented to avoid or minimize them. We also do our best to diminish the energy consumption.

  • We use solar energy with Photovoltaic Panels, batteries, and technology advance inverters. Petrol Generator helps the energy usage during peak hours and with our solar panels to have 24 hours of electricity.
  • Energy saving & LED light bulbs are used throughout the whole property.
  • Natural gas is used for cooking.

Waste, including food waste, is measured. Mechanisms are in place to reduce waste, to reuse or recycle it. Any residual waste disposal has no adverse effect on the local population or the environment.

  • We have recycling bins in public areas for glass and cans. Aluminum cans are sold in Waisai and Glass to Sorong.
  • We make cloth rags from retired sheets.
  • We re-use our dirty oil from our generators and compressors as a protecting paint for wood.
  • We minimize the amount of paper of our business by emailing invoices, and using wipe-clean systems.
  • We have eliminated small plastic bottles for amenities and replaced them with bulk water dispensers.
  • Batteries are all
  • We have eliminated small plastic bottles for amenities and replaced them with bulk water dispensers.
  • Plastic containers: For kitchen supplies we buy bulk products (tomato sauce, chilli sauce, cooking oil) and we have refillable containers for guest dining and the kitchen. The empty bulk containers are used for kerosene storage for our stove.
  • Machine Oil Containers: we buy bulk containers and use the empty containers for kerosene fuel storage.
  • Batteries from night dive torches: all of our torches use rechargeable batteries.
  • Plastic wrappers: we do not sell any products with plastic wrappers (except our t-shirts).

 

The use of harmful substances, including pesticides, paints, disinfectants, and cleaning materials, is minimized, and substituted when available by innocuous products or processes. All storage, use, handling, and disposal of chemicals are properly managed. Unfortunately, we are very remote and we do produce some waste that we have to incinerate.

  • We continually check our generators, outboard motors, and compressors, and provide maintenance before the required time, in order to reduce hazardous emissions and to offset their carbon footprint.
  • All our machines have updated logbooks, with the number of hours of operation.
  • We change the oil before the maintenance date recommended by the factory.

CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY

Once a week, or more frequently when necessary, we organize beach cleaning ups with both our staff and the volunteer guests.

To reduce the use of water, to bring back with them their used batteries (as here they are not properly recycled), to pick any plastic or waste they may find during their dives or excursions, and in the end, at every moment. We try to make our visitors aware of the importance of taking the maximum care of our environment every single moment and every single day

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION

For all our facilities, we have followed appropriate sustainable practices and used materials by craftsmen from the surrounding villages. Any disturbance of natural ecosystems is minimized. That is why you can see Kus-Kus, Birds and many insects!

  • All our cottages are built in the traditional Papua architecture, taking into account the capacity and integrity of the natural and cultural surroundings.
  • The layout of the resort is arranged so as not to disturb the native habitat and thus to support conservation of the flora and fauna. We have tried to preserve the existing vegetation, cutting a minimum number of plants to create space for the resort, integrating our accommodation with nature to the fullest.
  • Landscaping: Mowed landscaping is being replaced by ground cover.
  • Left over wood from construction process is reused for fertilizer and decoration in our garden.
  • All flower arrangements for rooms & the restaurant come from our gardens only. Continuous planting – To encourage the local bird & butterfly population

NEW WASTE PROGRAM 2020

In line with our long-term Sustainability management projects, as of late 2019 new waste management program, and we hope we can expand this program to Yenbeser a Friwen Villages


The idea, is an effective waste recycling for our operation. We will be bringing all our plastic, aluminum and tin cans to Waisai. Then, we will send to Sorong via ferry. Once in Sorong, our logistics staff will coordinate with “Bank Sampah Sorong Raya” the pickup and processing of this waste. They have an effective waste disposal system.

The Bank Sampah Sorong Raya, was established in 2014, it receives two tons of waste every day from three regions, namely Sorong City, Sorong Regency and Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua.

In operating the institution stands on a land of more than 1,000 square meters and has several trucks and one L-200 vehicle, as well as transport vessels to and from Raja Ampat.
The garbage bank is managed by cooperatives and foundations, Cooperatives focus on Education and Foundations focus on business

We are really proud to set in motion this important program, as we then definitely will lessen our impact on the environment.

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COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY

Please see how your visit is helping our efforts of spreading the benefits of tourism to the local area.

BECOME AN ECOTOURIST

We all must make efforts to minimize the impact our activities have on our planet. We have a long way to go! Important to talk the Talk AND start the Walk!

BIODIVERSITY KEY PROJECTS

 University scholarships for Yenbeser Village youths, library and health programs are among our most proud efforts so far.

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