The Raja Ampat, or “Four Kings,” archipelago encompasses more than 9.8 million acres of land and sea off the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. Located in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat possibly hold the richest variety of species in the world.
The area’s massive coral colonies show that its reefs are resistant to threats like coral bleaching and disease —threats that now jeopardize the survival of corals around the world. In addition, Raja Ampat’s strong ocean currents sweep coral larvae across the Indian and Pacific Oceans to replenish other reef ecosystems.
HOW TO GET THERE DIVE RESORT AT RAJA AMPAT
The easiest wayto get to Raja Ampat is to fly Sorong via Jakarta or Singapore. Domestic Travelers can also fly via Makassar or Manado.
From Singapore :
Silk Air operates regularly from Singapore to Manado. From Manado to Sorong regular flights are offered by Lion Air and Merpati. It is easiest to check with a local Indonesian Travel Agent or directly with the airline for the lastest domestic flights available.
From Jakarta or Bali:
Merpati, Express Air and Lion Wings operate daily flights from Jakarta to Sorong (with stopovers in Ujung Pandang/Makassar and/or Manado)
RAJA AMPAT DIVE RESORT SERVICES:
– All rooms with Fan and Air Condition
– Comfortable Bed Room
– Hot and Cold Shower/outdoor and indoor
– Verandah / Balcony
– Open air and Indoor Restaurant
– Long Jetty
– Diving Equipment/Dive Center/Dive Rental
– 02 Dive Boat with 150 and 200 Hp
– Dingy with capacity of 06 and 10 Divers
– First Aid
– 03 Dive Master and 02 Instructor
Raja Ampat Island is the most western district of the Indonesian province of Papua. Raja Ampat consists of an area surrounding four major island off the western coast of Birds Head Panisula of New Guinea Island. The western half of which is Indonesia and the eastern half, Papua New Guinea. The province was called Irian Jaya, and it’s a cluster of over 1500 small Islands.
Raja Ampat is the most bio-diverse location in the world more than 3000 species of fishes and over 300 species of corals have been identified here, in a single one and half hour dive you can identified more than 282 fish species and more than 400 species. Till this very day the area is virtually unexplored and unknown due to its size. This area as there are still many remnants of WW II. The Roughest seas and decreased visibility in the Raja Ampat area are from mid-June until the end of August. During the rest of the year, the sea is mostly very smooth whit good visibility.
Dive Sites Approx max 02 hours from Our Resort:
– Waisai Bay
– Kri Island
– Manta Point
– Sardine Reef
– Kaboei Bay Rock Island
– The Passage
– Fam Island
– Gam Island
– Mansuar Island
– Aljui Bay
– Kabui Passage
– Manta Ally – Southwest Waigeo
TRANSFER SORONG-RAJA AMPAT RESORT-SORONG
WITH PUBLIC FERRY:
Sorong to Raja Ampat Eco Resort Waisai Waigeo Island:
Depart every day but not on Wednesday at 14.00 Pm
Ticket one way : Rp. 650.000/person
Return Tickets : Rp. 800.000/person
Raja Ampat Eco Resort Waisai of Waigeo Island to Sorong:
Depart every day but not on Sunday at 14.00 Pm
Ticket one way : Rp. 650.000/person
Return Tickets : Rp. 900.000/person
All prices above including airport pick up and return.
Raja Ampat offers exceptional opportunities for bird watching and WWII wreck hunting. Spectacular bird species in the area include the common sulphur-crested cockatoo, the large flightless cassowary, huge sea eagles, shockingly colourful Eclectus parrots and the incredible red bird of paradise Paradisea rubra, endemic to Waigeo and Batanta.
If wreck diving is your cup of tea, you’ll go nuts over the P-47 D Thunderbolt “Razorback” lying on its back 20 metres off the Wai island reef.
This US Air Force single-engin\e fighter-bomber was one of seven (“Tubby Flight” of 311th Fighter Squadron) which took off from Noemfoor Island on a bombing and strafing mission to Ambon on 21 October 1944, and was subsequently ditched after running out of fuel. The plane is in perfect shape, with only a nicked propeller blade. All dashboard instruments and wing armament remain intact. There are literally hundreds of other well-preserved wrecks — boats, tanks, airplanes — to be seen in the region, but most require special trips.
Dive Packages :
05 Days 04 Nights including 3 meals and 3 dives a day: Euro 1.750/person/twin share
06 Days 05 Nights including 3 meals and 3 dives a day: Euro 1.990/person/twin share
07 days 06 Nights including 3 meals and 3 dives a day: Euro 2.150/person/twin share
08 Days 07 nights including 3 meals and 3 dives a day: Euro 2.350/person/twin share
10 Days 09 Nights including 3 meals and 3 dives a day: Euro 2.650/person/twin share