Papua Explorers Dive Resort, Raja Ampat
Papua Explorers Dive Resort is located in the islands of Raja Ampat, which is on the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua.
Papua Explorers is located on the island of Gam and just along the coast of worldwide renowned Dampier Strait, only 10 to 15 minutes away from the most famous dive sites like Manta Point, Cape Kri, .....
Papua Explorers Resort is constructed using traditional Papuan construction methods and local, natural materials. Our water bungalows are designed to be in perfect harmony with the exotic surrounding, allowing the guests to feel the breeze from the rainforests, enjoy the songs of the tropical birds and soothe their souls with the flutter of the waves.
We offer 3 boat dives and unlimited shore dives each day. Our boats leave at 08:00, 10:00 and 14:30 and come back to the resort after each dive. All the famous sites for diving are included in our daily dive plans.
Diving Equipment Rental: Yes
Diving Courses: Yes
The best option to reach Papua Paradise 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
Scheduled boat transfer to the island
Sorong to Resort: 12 pm every Sunday and Wednesday
Resort to Sorong: 6am every Sunday and Wednesday
We strongly recommend our guests to arrange their flights to arrive earlier than this. In case the guests cannot catch these transfers, we can provide special transfers at an extra cost. Although we do our best to be accommodating for late arrivals due to flight delays, we may not be able to wait for long if there are other guests in the boat. In these cases, special transfers will need to be arranged for the guests that arrive late.
Please always take in account that we are operating at a remote area of the world, always try to plan your flights and connections leaving ample time for unwanted conditions that might arise during transfer.
Raja Ampat National Park Fees
International guest: Rp500,000/person
Indonesia citezen: Rp250,000/person
Diving in Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat waters are highly rich in nutrients the Dampier Strait
is especially nutrient-rich due its fast moving currents. These
currents attract a wide variety of species including migrating mammals and pelagic species. However, nutrient-rich means low visibility(typically 15-20m) and the saying goes “no current, no fish”.
For the photographers
Raja Ampat is an underwater photographers haven for both macro and wide-angle photography. Huge corals in vibrant colors are perfect for wide angle. Most photographers are mesmerized by the density of fish and corals and focus on wide-angle photography throughout their stay. However, Raja Ampat is home to some endemic macro creatures and using your macro lens can be extremely rewarding.
Photography is not limited with underwater. Tropic birds, bats, moths and butterflies, interesting rainforest creatures can be observed on our island, as well as wild orchids and endemic black orchids. If you are interested in photographing the Red Bird of Paradise, it is advisable to bring a tripod and telephoto lens with you. Should you be interested in visiting the neighboring village, be prepared to capture portraits of beautiful Papuan children.
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13 August 2015
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