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Free Wakatobi Dive Holiday

Free Prize Draw Winner!
 
 
Patuno Resort Wakatobi attended the London International Dive Show (LIDS) on 26-27 March 2011. At the dive exhibition all visitors were invited to sign up for the Patuno Resort Wakatobi FREE PRIZE DRAW to win a 7 night dive holiday for two, including return flights from London to the Wakatobi. This prize is worth over 4600 GBP and the flights are kindly provided by the local government of the Wakatobi Recency.
 
 
We are please to announce that the winner of this prize was drawn out of the hat at Patuno Resort Wakatobi on April 25th, and the winner is...........................
 
 
V I C K Y  R O T H W E L
(a member of Phoenix Dive Club)
 
Wakatobi Diving Holiday - Free Prize Draw Winner - Vicky Rothwell Wakatobi Diving Holiday - Free Prize Draw Winner - Vicky Rothwell













This lucky winner will receive:
 
  • Return flights for 2 people from London, UK, to Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Return flights for 2 people from Jakarta to Wakatobi.
  • 7 night’s accommodation for 2 people on a double share basis in an Executive Suite Room at Patuno Resort Wakatobi
  • 3 meals per day for 7 days during their stay at Patuno Resort Wakatobi
  • Snacks and soft drinks when out on Diving Day Trips
  • Up to 16 Dives for 2 certified divers
  • PADI Dive Master Guide
  • Tanks, weights & full dive equipment rental for 2 people
  • A half day cultural tour around Wangi-Wangi Island
  • Airport Transfers from Wakatobi Airport to Patuno Resort Wakatobi
 
 
Watch this space for more news on when Vicky Rothwell will take her holiday, who she will choose to accompany her, and for their reviews of the Wakatobi diving experience and Patuno Resort Wakatobi.
 

Releasing Turtles at Patuno Resort Wakatobi

23 December 2010

Patuno Resort Wakatobi worked in partnership with the local community and local govenment to release 10 turtles back to the sea from the beach at Patuno Resort Wakatobi.

Local Wakatobi Government officials take part in re-releasing turtles back to the wild at Patuno Resort Wakatobi Patuno Resort Wakatobi - Turtle re-release event. Local government officials take part and help raise awareness regarding turtle conservation issues in the Wakatobi











These 10 turtles were captured by members of the local bajo community and kept in their village. Their 'owners' kept them in small pools enclosed by nets, or tied a leash around their legs to stop them from escaping. They would have eventually been sold to be eaten. It is illegal to capture and trade turtles in this way. The local National Park Rangers, supported by WWF and TNC did a raid on the village and rescued these 10 lucky turtles. Those who had captured the turtles were given a warning but no fine. If they are caught again for the same offence they will be fined by the National Park Rangers.

Influential members of the local government including the Bupati of the Wakatobi, Ir Hugua, and the Vice Govenor for the Southeast Sulawesi Province were present and took part in the re-relase of these turtles. At Patuno Resort Wakatobi we are very hopefull for the future and see this as a positive move. We hope that the local Wakatobi govenrnment will continue to take positive steps for conservation in the Wakatobi.


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