Jase Kovacs is an amazing person with an unbelievable vision and an awesome dream. He is the skipper of the vessel Labyrinth and the head of Team Labyrinth.
Team Labyrinth is a small group of divers, sailors and film makers who use an old sailing trimaran named Labyrinth to remote islands, team up with local conservation groups and make films beautiful films about important issues.
This year we’ll be exploring the coral triangle, encompassing Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, one of the most fragile, biologically diverse and heavily populated regions of the world.
We want to show you this incredible environment, examine the threats and pressures it faces and discover what both the people here and you at home can do to help preserve them.
Starting in June, we’ll sail across the South China Sea to Borneo. Here we’ll go up river to explore jungles, visit some of the most incredible caves in the world as well as discover what drives local fishermen to destroy reefs with explosive fishing bombs. Also we’ll look at the damage deforestation and palm oil plantations inflicts on animals such as the orang-utan.
Next we will head north into the Philippines via Palawan and Cebu and explore these beautiful and fragile islands and the many threats they face.
From there we will head south into Raja Ampat, a legendary destination famed for its incredible ocean wildlife. Here we hope to see manta rays and whale sharks.
Next its west to Suluwesi where illegal mining and logging threatens the locals and their environment. Then we’ll visit Lombok, Bali and Komodo before heading head back through Indonesia to finish in Malaysia around December.