Triton Bay Divers was originally founded by Jimmy Thai & Leeza English, in joint partnership with the Kamakaula family, who are the owners of much of the land around the island of Aiduma and who have been here for many generations. We, the founders, felt that the long term success of this project depends on having the local community fully behind us, and so the best way to achieve this was to bring them on board as partners. This way, our interests would be aligned and we would create a win/win situation for each party. The resort was completed in March, 2015. We are the first and still the only Dive Resort in the region.
Since the end of 2023, with the departure of Jimmy Thai from the company, Triton Bay Divers is very excited to welcome 3 new members to our team. They are Vincent Chew, the owner of Blue Manta and White Manta Liveaboards; Nurul Yazid, an award-winning professional photographer and previous owner of Pom Pom Resort in Malaysia; and Joel (Jack) Sumantry who brings many years’ experience of working at resorts and on liveaboards. This new lineup injects fresh energy and knowledge into Triton Bay Divers and we are confident that our guests will benefit.
At Triton Bay Divers, we are acutely aware of the issues facing the planet, in particular the threat of man-made climate change and the impact of ocean acidification and rising water temperatures on coral reefs. It is especially sensitive to us as we see first hand that economic development often comes at the expense of the ecosystem. Our purpose then, together with our Papuan partners, is to promote eco-tourism as a means for sustainable development for the local community, to educate and spread awareness of the issues facing the planet, to share with the world a little corner of paradise, and to preserve it for future generations.
We have also partnered with a local NGO – Yayasan Kelestarian dan Edukasi Kaimana (KEK) – to help to educat the future generations in the area, by running extra curricular classes on Marine Eco Systems, Waste management and sustainable fishing in the primary schools in the region. If you would like to know more about these projects feel free to contact us.