Saturday, June 13, 2009

Pertamina Jetty

Some good news for those of us who love to dive the jetty. In the latest issue of ‘Australasia Scuba Diver’, the official publication of the PADI Diving Society, the site has been named as one of ‘Asia Pacific’s most outstanding shore dives.’ Respected diving journalist Ethan Daniels describes the jetty as “one of the least known yet most extraordinary critter dives in the Coral Triangle.” Old news to those of us who have enjoyed this wonderful site over the years and good news for those of you yet to dive it.
Yet all is not sweetness and light. Rumours abound that Pertamina will be moving their terminal to another site and that the jetty will be demolished. We cannot let this happen. FreeFlow Diving have been in contact with the Ministry of Tourism, explaining the importance of the site (dive tourists bring in dollars!) and pointing out the many rare species that exist here. We have had some excellent positive feedback from Tourism who have said they will take the case to various other ministries ie: Infrastructure, Environment etc and that they will not let this happen.
Watch this space!

FreeFlow Diving - Because we care about our dive sites......

ps - dived it this morning and it was as good as ever.

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