The beauty of Raja Ampat is unparalleled: picturesque island formations, spectacular reefs, and the most bio-diverse marine life at the heart of the "Coral Triangle." We love this resort's very welcoming team and the diversity of activities available: whether you're diving (as much as you like!), exploring other islands, or even getting hands-on with coral restoration, you can do as much - or as little - as you want! Polish off your day with spectacular sunset views from your very own water-bungalow!
The on-site Raja Ampat SEA (Science, Education, and Awareness) Centre is a foundation dedicated to conserving Raja Ampat's marine life. They welcome visitors, so be sure to check it out!
This is premium "bucket-list diving," so if you've seen it all, you'll appreciate the natural beauty. Currents can be strong, which may appeal to some folks who enjoy the challenge!
Non-diving partners can do yoga, massage, kayaking, bird-watching, photography, excursions to other islands, free-diving/snorkeling, and even coral restoration on the "house reef" just off the beach.
Children under 10 years old who share their parent's bungalow get a 50% discount on accommodation.
Coral Explorers is a very different kind of dive experience - it’s a week to explore the world’s richest reefs and have them explained to you by world-famous coral reef science communicator Russell Kelley and Rachel Pears, Great Barrier Reef marine park manager.
Raja Ampat: The Origins and Species
What Is THAT Thing?
Coral Reef Ecology
A Typical Day of the Coral Explorers Week:
A typical day will include 7 am breakfast, followed by two morning dives before a full buffet lunch. The afternoon consists of one afternoon dive, followed by sunset talks with Russell and Rachel.
Sunset or night dives will be arranged within the context of learning sessions, for example following the “Night vs. Day” module.
You are encouraged to explore what you have learnt with Russell and Rachel during the day dives, contribute photos for evening Q&A sessions and contribute hands on to one of the liveaboard's projects: monitoring, ID, transplantation, or otherwise!