Our vision is to support the indigenous communities through sustainable eco-tourism, we partner with local men from the immediate area to help you get the most out of your Raja Ampat sea kayak experience.
Their knowledge of the conditions, natural environment and culture is greatly valued and a key to explore Raja Ampat both above and below the water.
Orgenes Dimara, owner of Mandos Guesthouse, Raja Ampat.
Please note that these men are not comparable to a typical kayak guide. Having no formal training, it is best to view these guides as local escorts. They have a basic understanding of rescue techniques, First Aid, and simple English. Our hope is to continue educational projects – improving their skills over time.