Welcome to Repi
In the tiny village of Repi, locals have for aeons harvested turtle eggs and engaged in destructive practices such as dynamite fishing to survive. Now an innovative program run by Wicked Diving in Labuan Bajo is helping to change that. At a beachside bamboo-and-brick outpost called Pante Hera, locals are getting paid for eggs they find, as well as learning how revenue from visitors – who want healthy reefs – can be used to build a reliable water supply and make other improvements. It's an innovative and privately funded effort that's making the beautiful 3km-long beach a haven for leatherback, hawksbill and green turtles.