Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat
Misool Eco Resort is an exclusive dive resort and conservation centre located in remote southern Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Our private resort island is nestled deep in an archipelago of uninhabited islands, in the very epicentre of marine biodiversity.
Our island and our scuba diving sites are surrounded by our own 1220 sq km (465 sq mi/300,000 acre) Marine Protected Area, and inside the 46,000 sq km Raja Ampat Shark and Manta Sanctuary which we helped to create. We are located 165 km (105 miles) from the nearest port, and the nearest village is 20 km away by boat.
Misool Eco Resort's has its own Dive Centre that overlooks the turquoise water. The Dive Centre is spacious and airy, and well-suited to professional photographers and videographers. It has 50 sq meter wet area is equipped with a massive work station, perfect for setting up cameras, charging torches and laptops, etc.
Diving Equipment Rental: Yes
Diving Courses: Yes
Number of dive boats: 4
Facilities: work station, lounge chairs, small library
- Spa service
The best option to reach Misool Eco Resort is to fly to Sorong from Jakarta/Singapore. Domestic travelers can fly via Makassar or Manado.
Airlines that operates from:
Jakarta - Sorong: Garuda Indonesia, Express Air, Sriwijaya Air and Lion/Wings
Singapore - Manado: Silkair
Manado - Sorong: Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air and Express Air
* The resort recommend using Garuda Indonesia or Xpress Air from jakarta as both flights arrive early morning which allows you to catch the speedboat transfer to the resort. Should you choose to fly with other airlines, it is advisable to arrive one day earlier in Sorong.
Transfer to and from Misool Eco Resort is via private speed boat. Speedboat departs We Sorong at about 09:00, arriving at Misool Eco Resort 4-5 hours later.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does the speed boat transfer takes between Sorong and Misool Eco Resort
ANS: The speedboat journey takes about 4 - 5 hours.
2. I will arrive sorong outside the time of scheduled speedboat transfer.
ANS: If you arrived outside the time of the scheduled speedboat trasnfer, the resort will have to arrange a private speedboat trasnfer which will cost about USD2,000 - USD4,000 depending on the type of speedboat which is available at point of time.
3. What time is the schedule speedboat transfer?
ANS: Departure from Sorong to Misool Eco Resort will take place between 8am- 9am. You are advise to arrive sorong before 8am.
Departure from Misool Eco Resort to Sorong will take place about 1pm. Arriving back in sorong about 5pm.
Diving in Raja Ampat
Misool Eco resort island is surrounded by a 1,220km2 of Marine Protected Area. Our island and our dive sites are protected by a 828 skq km No-Take Zone (NTZ). Inside this NTZ, all fishing, cyanide fishing, bombing, shark finning, harvesting of turtle eggs and shellfish are prohibited.
This means that our area's astounding marine biodiversity will only continue to grow. In 2010, Misool Eco Resort and Shark Savers successfully petitioned the Raja Ampat government to declare the Raja Ampat a Shark and Manta Sanctuary.
Raja Ampat, Indonesia, is home to the world's richest reefs and dive sites. Located at the heart of the Coral Triangle, the region sprawls over 4.6 million hectares (17,000 sq miles) and boasts the majority of the world's reef-building corals. In an area the size of two football fields, scientists discovered more than six times as many coral species as live in the entire Caribbean Sea.
Raja Ampat's reefs are home to over 700 species of mollusks and over 1,400 species of fish. Counted among those is the newly discovered 'walking' epaulette shark, commonly seen on night dives on our House Reef.
You can expect to dive a wide variety of sites during your stay at Misool Eco Resort. Our corner of southern Raja Ampat is particularly famous for its untouched reefs festooned with wildly colourful soft corals, expansive hard coral gardens, massive gorgonian sea fans, and rich reef life.
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13 August 2015
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