Reconnect with nature in Raja Ampat

Why we love it

Raja Ampat is the kind of place you will never want to leave: spectacular reefs, the most bio-diverse marine life and gorgeous island formations. We love the very welcoming resort’s team and the diversity of activities you can do: dive as much as you like, explore other islands, just chill, or even participate to restaure the coral island. At night, enjoy spectacular sunset views while sipping a cocktail on your water bungalow!

Conservation

On site, Raja Ampat SEA Centre, newly created NGO dedicated to conserving Raja Ampat’s marine life through Science, Education & Awareness.

Who is it for?

For divers who have seen it all, advanced divers who enjoy strong currents. Non-diving partners can do: yoga, massages, kayak, bird-watching, photography, excursions on other islands, free-diving and snorkelling, coral restoration at house reef

Dive briefing!

Marine life

  • At the heart of the Coral Triangle
  • 1427 reef fish, over 600 coral species, 75% of the world’s coral species
  • Abundant pelagic life: many species of reef sharks, white and black tips, wobbegong sharks, bamboo sharks, reef mantas at nearby cleaning stations, and majestic oceanic manta in open water.
  • Large schools of tuna, trevally, mackerel. Batfish, surgeonfish, angel and butterflyfish, napoleon wrasse, bumpheads, giant sweetlips, damsels, fusiliers, anthias etc. and also magnificent macro with the rare pygmee seahorses.

Dive conditions

  • Season: high Season from October to April, when plankton blooms reduce visibility but bring greater numbers of manta rays
  • Currents: strong and changing - some dive sites are not suitable for beginners or anyone that doesn’t feel comfortable in currents.
  • Visibility: nutrient rich water can sometimes mean a reduced visibility: 15 to 20 meters
  • Water temperature: 28 to 29 degrees Celsius
  • Depth: deep and shallow dives

Dive sites

  • Located in the Dampier strait, with most famous dive sites nearby
  • Over 50 sites in the area.
  • Most sites are between 15 to 25 minutes of the resort by boat, the furthest away is The Passage, 45 minutes by boat.
  • Guests can book up to 3 boat dives a day plus unlimited house reef dives.
  • All dives are planned and executed without deco stops.
  • Some of the famous dive sites are: Manta Point, Cape Kri, Mioskon, Odtima, The Passage, Mike’s Point, Sardines Reef, Blue Magic, Chicken Reef, Hidden Bay

The Team

  • Operation created in 2013
  • Number of boats: 4
  • PADI 5 stars dive center
  • Courses up to divemaster, ask us
  • Maximum number of people per group: 6 with a head dive guide and an assistant guide in each group.

Safety information

  • Equipment needed: a dive computer, a safety buoy, a whistle, a ‘reef hook’ (to use on rock only), and the usual diving equipment.
  • Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend Dive Assure that has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
  • Hyperbaric Chamber: in Darwin, Australia or Sulawesi, Indonesia

Prices and Dates

Children under 10 years old who share their parents bungalow will pay 50% of adult price.

What’s included?

  • Deluxe Water Cottage Accommodation with en-suite bathroom & hot water.
  • Full board (international buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cakes
  • Welcome drink
  • Internet service & WiFi
  • Laundry service once a week
  • Transfers to the island if the arrival/departure is on our scheduled transfer days: Sundays and Wednesdays

What’s not included?

  • The Raja Ampat Marine Park Fee : 1000 000 IDR (about 60 euros)
  • Purchases made at the resort such as alcoholic and canned drinks, chocolate and cigarettes or souvenirs - all subject to availability
  • Equipment rental, Diving Courses,
  • Extra trips and excursions 
- request a quote.
  • Exceptional transfers and transfers to other resorts
  • Flight tickets and overnight-stays at hotels (Sorong or airport hotels during transit) 


Visa, Flights & more!

Visa

  • To be able to enter Indonesia, your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival, you need to have a valid return ticket within 30 days and a full blank page in your passport.
  • Many nationalities are newly eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days. Others need to obtain a Visa on Arrival for 30 days at the major entry points to Indonesia. Visa on Arrival costs USD 35 and it is advisable that you carry the exact amount with you.
  • Please check the current visa policy that applies for your country.

How to get there?

  • Take an international flight to Jakarta or Bali and then make a stop at Ujung Padang (Makassar) or Manado on your way to Sorong.

  • Transfers are included to the island only if the arrival/departure is on scheduled transfer days: Sundays and Wednesdays.

More…

  • Raja Ampat is subject to malaria. Take necessary precautions to avoid it (cover yourself, have mosquito repellent and take malarone tablets - Lariam has limited effectiveness in this area due to a resistant strain of Malaria and is not recommended. )
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, a rashguard, a sweater or a light weight jacket, some walking shoes