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Bastianos Blog2018-06-28T09:19:30+00:00

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February 2008

151007-sarah-porter_small.thumbnailSarah Porter, stayed with us at Bastianos Bunaken in October 2007. She and her friends took their PADI OWD Course with us.

We know that she is working as a journalist at Jakarta Post but we never know if she will write her journey with us to be an article at Jakarta Post newspaper. Thanks, Sarah…

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August 2007

They’re back. Nautica Treviso, group of divers from Italy (Treviso-City) bring another group this year. They were here in 2004. This year Ale & Patty bring 40 people including them and they are staying for about two weeks and some of them will continue their staying to Bastianos Lembeh.

This is the time for the crew to learn more italiano language…What a wonderful experienced to have them here AGAIN! Ale & Patty said there will be coming back with some divers AGAIN in 2009….Ciao

April 2003

Bunaken National Marine Park has beaten more than 70 other entrants in the worldwide competition to win this year’s British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow awards, which raises awareness of the world’s leading role models for responsible tourism.

The park’s management initiative has brought an end to damaging environmental practices such as coral mining, mangrove cutting and blast and cyanide fishing. At the same time is has helped improve livelihood opportunities for 30,000 local residents.

Almost a third of the park’s entrance fees are used to fund conservation and development projects which are proposed and implemented by the community.

Speaking about the global winner Professor David Bellamy, chairman of the judging panel said, “Bunaken is what natural parks and nature based tourism are all about. It is a biodiverse area of great beauty and importance to its nation and the world.”

Now come and dive an inspiring award-winner!