supporting our community
The Soul Scuba Divers team is proud to be a part of the Yenbuba community. Yenbuba Village is located on Mansuar Island, just a few minutes away by boat from Kri. Most of the families who have a homestay on Kri are from Yenbuba.
We have the amazing opportunity to interact with the locals of Yenbuba and are engaged in some exciting education and conservation projects.
Coral Restoration with THe sea people
The SEA People, known locally as Orang Laut Papua, is a field-based non-profit organization working to protect and restore the marine ecosystem of Raja Ampat - creating solutions that benefit both the local community and the ocean on which they depend. The SEA People works hand-in-hand with community members, providing them with the skills and knowledge to manage and protect the local marine environment on their own. Currently, the organization is working on several key projects - Orang Laut Raja Ampat Megafauna and Marine Park Monitoring, Crown of Thorns Starfish Management Response, and Yaf Keru Reef Restoration.
The SEA People, in collaboration with Soul Scuba, offers divers the opportunity to participate in reef restoration activities. Divers are given the opportunity to tour existing restoration sites, learn more about the state of Raja Ampat's coral reefs and why reef restoration is so important, before getting "hands on" with transplanting corals alongside local community members.
If you’re interested in becoming a coral gardener on your next trip to Raja Ampat, drop us a message! For more information, check out our dive pricing.
Photos by Nick Hulley @hulleyvisuals
trash hero raja ampat
Soul Scuba Divers is a proud supporter of Trash Hero Raja Ampat. Throughout the school year, every Friday afternoon, the kids from SD Yenbuba, some local villagers, homestay owners and tourists and whoever else wants to join in cleaning up a beach around Mansuar or Kri Islands. Check out the Trash Hero Raja Ampat Facebook page to say updated about when cleanups are and more.