The Tourism Affairs Minister Arief Yahya inaugurated Rhino Dive Center at Beach Club of Tanjung Lesung Special Economic Zone, Banten, 28 September 2018.
Rhino Dive Center was established as a meeting place for local and international diving communities. It also has a diving academy or center of education for people who want learn diving techniques. Moreover, Rhino Dive Center is Marine conservation center. Rhino Dive Center is a 150-square meter building with facilities such as Registration Area, Equipment Display, Changing Room, Briefing Room and Café.
Minister Arief Yahya said, “I want to thank Tanjung Lesung SEZ authority for this new facility, Rhino Dive Center. Good tourist destinations are required to meet certain criteria, including supporting facilities, like world-class attractions, and good access and amenities. At present for 10 New Bali, the best amenity goes to Mandalika, Lombok, Lake Toba has the best infrastructure, with its Silangit international airport. To achieve this, all parties must be willing to continue to learn to improve. My highest appreciation goes to Tanjung Lesung.”
Good tourist destinations are required to meet certain criteria, including supporting facilities, like world-class attractions, and good access and amenities.
Furthermore, Arief explained that Pandeglang has an advantage in terms of its close location from Jakarta. Jakartans have strong purchasing power. In the tourism industry, closing the distance is an important factor. I am sure development will progress more rapidly if there is a strong cooperation and synergy between the government, that is responsible for providing infrastructures, and the private sector that is tasked with developing the amenities, including resorts or hotels, and such.
The inauguration of Rhino Dive Center is marked with the signing of the inscription by the Tourism Affairs Minister Arief Yahya, accompanied by President Director of PT. Jababeka, Tbk., Hiyanto Wihadhi; Deputy Governor of Banten, Andika Hazrumy; Pandeglang Regent, Irna Narulita; President Director of PT. Banten West Java, Poernomo Siswoprasetijo; and, Managing Director of PT. Banten West Java, Rully Lasahido.
Director of PT. Jababeka Tbk., Hyanto Wihadhi said that very soon people can learn to dive, while divers can exchange knowledge at Rhino Dive Center. Tanjung Lesung has quite a lot of beautiful and interesting diving spots, such as those located around Tanjung Lesung shipwreck and lighthouse, Sangiang Island, Liwungan Atoll, Krakatau Island, Batu Hideung Island and Badul Island.