Your Next Holiday Destination – Putri Island Resort

About Putri Island

Putri island was founded in 1973, and has become the resort in the Thousand Islands, Indonesia. In 1992, it was further developed by the Management of Island Princess by adding new facilities, such as: Aquarium Tunnel, Swimming Pool, Aquarium, Underwater, terrarium, Tennis Court, Glass Bottom Boat, Sunset Cruise, etc..

In 2001, Putri Island was awarded “Adikarya Wisata 2001″ by Jakarta Governor, Mr. Sutiyoso as a gratitude for improving Jakarta’s Tourism. Putri Island management always try to maintain and preserve its nature beauty so that visitors can feel what it’s like to be “back in nature”.

Today, Putri Island resort is well-known not only to the Indonesian market, but also to the other Asian and European countries. Visitors enjoy spending their holiday or business vacation with friends, relatives, or colleagues in Putri Island because of its nature beauty, facilities, and most importantly the unforgettable experienced they get!

Banyu Biru Explorers is now serving reservation and tours to the Putri Island Resort. E-mail of contact us at +62 21 3033 7935 to book your holiday at the Putri Island Resort.

For more information about the resort please visit the official website: http://www.putriisland.com/home.php

See the review on TripAdvisor here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294229-d557840-Reviews-Putri_Island_Resort_Hotel-Jakarta_Java.html

Banyu Biru Explorers Joined Hands For QZ8501

On 28 December 2014 one of the most tragic air incident occured in Indonesia. Air Asia Flight Number QZ8501 flying route from Surabaya to Singapore was lost around the Java Sea.

Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) commenced a search and rescue operation and aircraft debris and casualties floating between the Java Sea and the Karimata Strait  were found.

On 5 January 2015 our team were called in by Basarnas to join the search and rescue effort as we were considered as a professional dive team ready for such operations. We became a special unit called the Indonesian Divers Search Rescue Unit, with code name Alpha and Bravo.

On 8 January 2015 we flew by airforce transport aircraft to the Pangkalanbun city in South Kalimantan which became the field base for the rescue effort. From Pangkalanbun we travel westbound to the crash site which is around 130 nautical miles, and stays there for almost 2 months to find debris and victims underwater.

All team has returned to base safely and in total we found 20 bodies from underwater, and all the remains of the ill-fated aircraft.

The aircraft carried 171 passengers, which until the closing of the search and rescue operations 103 bodies were found and the remaining still missing. Our prayers goes for all the victims and family.

Some stories can be found in the following news links:

BBC Asia: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30773342

Channel News Asia: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/specialreports/qz8501/news/qz8501-death-divers-on/1579982.html

Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/divers-face-down-fear-in-search-for-airasia-jets-victims-1421843207

Kompas (In Bahasa Indonesia): http://nasional.kompas.com/read/2015/02/02/09370871/Basarnas.Angkat.Satu.Jenazah.Utuh.dari.Lokasi.Bangkai.Pesawat.AirAsia.QZ8501

 

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