Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
September 2014    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 29, No. 9   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
What's this?

A “Too Exclusive” Island in Indonesia

liveaboards banned from a region twice the size of Raja Ampat

from the September, 2014 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Subscriber Content Preview
Only active subscribers can view the whole article here

If you've heard of Halmahera, an Indonesian island north of Misool and the Raja Ampat region, and hope to dive there, here's a head's up. Undercurrent subscriber Michael Bode (Braunschweig, Germany) sent us this note about his dive trip to Indonesia earlier this summer.

"While sailing along the southwestern coast of Halmahera aboard the Tambora, the boat's cruise was confronted with a letter from the Regency of South Halmahera, declaring the 'whole of South Halmahera region off limits for diving.' Now, this area is huge and comprises nearly 5,600 square miles of sea and small islands. Though intensive dynamite fishing has taken place there, South Halmahera still boasts high biodiversity, and there are many amazing dive sites with plenty of marine life....


Subscribers: Read the full article here


Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!

 

;

I want to get all the stories! Tell me how I can become an Undercurrent Online Member and get online access to all the articles of Undercurrent as well as thousands of first hand reports on dive operations world-wide



NEW! Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2016 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

cd