Discover Raja Ampat Biodiversity with the Comfort of Home

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!

Conservation

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…

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.
  • …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, 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

The Team

  • Operation created in 2004
  • Number of boats: 3
  • PADI 5 stars dive resort
  • Courses are primarily Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and other Specialties - ask us.
  • Maximum number of people per group: 3

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

You can choose between 2 types of accommodation packages: ‘Accommodation only’ package or the ‘Unlimited diving package’ Guests who stay with a minimum package of 7 nights (Sunday till Sunday) will be offered to join 1 free full day excursion during which they will visit some of the highlights of what Raja Ampat has to offer.

The trip durations are: 7, 14 and 21 nights: Sunday till Sunday or 10 and 17 nights: Sunday till Wednesday or Thursday till Sunday

Children policy:

Less than 4 years: free of charge

4 to 10 years old: children pay 50% of adult rate

11 to 13 years old: children pay 75% of adult rate

What’s included?

  • 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

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 - 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 via Ujung Padang (Makassar) or Manado to Sorong.

  • 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

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


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