New York Times: 8th April 2018:
Working together with Conservation International Timor-Leste, we recently hosted a New York Times reporter on his visit to Timor-Leste to highlight the efforts and concerns for growing tourism in this country.
We’re proud to have been able to showcase to Mr Ben Solomon all the beautiful ocean treasures here, and are staunch supporters for ensuring any growth in tourism is done in a sustainable, environmentally-supportive, and community-contributing manner.
A special thanks to the residents of Com, the hard working people of Conservation International, and of course the exceptionally talented Ben C. Solomon.
As a collaboration with Conservation International, and the New York Times, our role was to guide and discover new locations, and consult with the local communities in Com, and Valu Beach, Jaco. Sundance, our catamaran was instrumental on the trip, allowing us to asses new dive sites, and strategic land based traditional sites.
In conjunction with Conservation International, and traditional land and marine representatives Compass Diving will endeavour to conduct conservation and exploration into the Nino Konis Santana National Park, and local Marine Protection Areas.
Bi-monthly 7 day tours will be available from August, 2018 for observing marine mammals, and local anthropological sites and culture.
Find the link to the New York Times article here