Help us to support the local community during Covid19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has been severely effecting Papua Explorers and Coralia with the rest of the world, and it looks like this is going to go on for a while as more and more countries are closing down their borders and ordering a lock-down for their citizens. The Indonesian government has suspended the tourist visas for at least one month and Sorong may be having a temporary lock-down soon. Unfortunately, these circumstances force us to temporarily cease our operations until people can start travelling again.

 

Our first priority is the safety and wellbeing of our team and the local communities of Raja Ampat. Livelihood of hundreds of families depend on tourism industry and we anticipate that many households will be left without an income for months. Your support is needed more than ever now. 


Indigenous communities are most vulnerable populations to such outbreaks and this is when they most need our support. Our medical supplies and boats are their only way to get medical care and unfortunately, our capacity is not enough without your support. 


With your help, we will be able to take the sick to the doctor and bring in preventive measures as well as medicine. We will focus on educational activities with adults about the Coronavirus and how to protect themselves and avoid spread of viruses as well as other infections. We will set up hand sanitising stations and distribute face masks. Our food and fuel support to the local villages will continue. 


We ceased the activities with children in an effort to protect them, however our monitoring and reef restoration activities will continue. We will also keep working on the Papuan Dive Guide School as well as the English classes with our teams. 

 

We are grateful for every donation to support the livelihood of Raja Ampat locals, many of which welcomed you with huge smiles and took care of everyone wholeheartedly. 

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Papua Explorers Foundation SEA Centre is an Indonesia based non-profit that is founded and funded by Papua Explorers.

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Victoria

We hope you, all the team and families are doing well in this difficult time and that you'll be back open and stronger soon. We have wonderful memories of our two trips to PAPEX last year and hope to return soon. All the best, Gareth & Vicky

Thierry M

A la mémoire du Bienveillant Peuple Papou

Ingolf

Tina and Andrew

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy at Papua Explorers. We really enjoyed our great memories from our time there and hope to visit again.

Claudine

Dear all Stay healthy and well you all! We remember our wonderful stay at papua Explorers and really hope that these crazy times will end soon!

Willem Westermann

Our thoughts are with you,a wonderful crew in a magical place. Look after your great community and continue your work looking after a unique environment. Make sure the barracuda at sleeping barracuda don’t get too close to one another Love and best wishes from Jane and Willem. Jane will need a refresher on her nitrox when we return.

Heiko & Ute | $104.15

Wir finden es super, dass ihr euch so sehr um das Wohlergehen aller kümmert und wünschen euch ganz viele Spender. Wir denken immer an die schöne Zeit bei Euch. Bleibt alle gesund und bis bald. Heiko & Ute

Max

I really hope you guys are taking care. Please social distance even thought it's very hard. I'm working with COVID patients in the Intensive Care Unit and memories of being with you last year keep me hoping to return very soon. So stay safe! Max

Moritz Messer

Tilo Jaeger

Dear Papex and Coralia Team, we wish you and your families good health and lots of strength and stamina to manage this difficult time. We are looking forward to see you again. Best greetings from Marlit and Tilo

Hans & Annemarie | $104.15

Marina

Hallo zusammen, wir wünschen euch alles Gute in diesen schweren Zeiten. Wir finden es toll, dass ihr euch um alle kümmert - mach weiter so! Passt gut auf euch und eure Leute auf. Alles Liebe Marina und Jens

Adrien Fedida

Steve and Jane

We wish you all well in these difficult times. Our very best wishes go to everyone in the communities which make Raja Ampat such a special place. We wish to return as soon as possible!

Luke Horrelt | $104.15