Why we love it
The dive resort is located on Kri island. With up to 374 different species of reef fish registered during one single dive, it has some of the most bio-diverse marine life in the world. Apart from its proximity to some of the best dive sites, we love its 7 spacious bungalows located right on the beach, from which you can enjoy amazing sunrises. The small size of the hotel and above all, the extreme kindness of the staff will make you feel just like at home!
On site, the RARCC conservation center was among the first NGO’s in Raja Ampat to protect and preserve the archipelago and combat poverty.
Who is it for?
For divers who have seen it all, advanced divers who enjoy strong currents. Non-diving partners are welcome and can enjoy the spa, snorkelling, bird-watching, excursions on other islands, guided tours with Kayak 4 Conservation.
Prices and Dates
- Bungalow accommodation with en-suite bathroom & hot water, free laundry service, air conditioned, free Wi-Fi internet, private sundeck, minibar, safety box, a comprehensive range of international sockets in the room and a camera workstation
- Full board (all meals, snacks, free drinking water, tea, coffee)
- Kayak and Stand up Paddle board available for free
- Free access to a computer for photo editing and Internet access.
- A scheduled boat transfer which is free to use for our guests that stay a minimum of 7 nights: on Sunday & Thursday from Sorong to Kri and Sunday & Wednesday from Kri to Sorong
- Unlimited Dive Package additionally includes:
- 3 boat dives & 1 optional dusk/night dive (except: Friday evening and Saturday daytime)
- unlimited diving from the resort jetty any day of the week
- air/nitrox cylinder, weights, free Nitrox for certified divers
The Raja Ampat Marine Park Fee :
Purchases made at the resort such as alcoholic and canned drinks - 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)
- 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.
- …also magnificent macro with the rare pygmee seahorses
- 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
- Located in the Dampier strait, with most famous dive sites nearby
- Over 50 sites in the area, with more than 30 sites in closest proximity to the resorts. Some of Raja Ampat best sites are less than 15 minutes away by boat
- Daily 3 guided boats dives per day plus an optional night/dusk dive**
- This is usually planned as 2 dives in the morning, 1 in the afternoon and if requested an additional night dive
- Unguided diving direct from the resort’s jetty is also possible 7 days a week
- Divers are encouraged to dive conservatively and to stay within no-decompression diving limits
- Some of the famous sites are: Cape Kri, Manta Point, Blue Magic, The Passage, Mioskon, Odtima, Mike’s Point, Sardines Reef, Chicken Reef, Hidden Bay
- Operation created in 2004
- Number of boats: 3
- PADI Five-Star dive resort
- Courses are primarily Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and other Specialties - ask us.
- Maximum number of people per group: 3
- Equipment Recommended: 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.
- Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: in Darwin, Australia or Sulawesi, Indonesia
Visas, flights, and more!
- Many nationalities are 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 and usually can be extended for another 30 days.
- Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and have one full blank page
- Must be able to show an onward ticket that departs before your visa expires
- For official entry requirements for your nationality, consult Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration
How to get there
- Take an international flight to Jakarta (CGK) and then a direct flight to Sorong (SOQ).
- If coming from Bali (DPS), you’ll have to make a stop at Ujung Padang (UPG) or Manado (MDC) on your way to Sorong (SOQ).
- The eco-resort team will pick you up with an small fee - ask us.
- Transfers are included to the island only if the arrival/departure is on our scheduled transfer days: Sundays and Thursdays from Sorong to Kri and Sundays and Wednesdays from Kri to Sorong
- 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