MÄDER, Lorenz Peter
Last updated: November 11, 2017 at 18:00 pm
Founder and co-owner of Wakatobi dive resort since 1995; studied biology before becoming a professional diver; helped establish the Collaborative Reef Conservation Program in 1997; entrepreneur; dive instructor; learned to skin dive from his father at age four; began scuba diving at age 15.
“Destructive fishing methods are the economic equivalent of slaughtering the goose that lays golden eggs. You have to beat that urge on the ground with something better to start with. So in a way, sustainable, high value added dive tourism is the only way out for both the reefs and the local communities in this environment.” — Lorenz Mäder