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7 days Raja Ampat dive resort - Waisai

A wonderful week of diving at one of the most beautiful dive sites in the world: Raja Ampat.
The Raja Ampat dive resort is located on the larger island of Waigeo near the small town of Waisai. From the airport in Sorong you will be accompanied to the port to take the public ferry to Waigeo. There you will be picked up and taken to the dive resort. From that moment, you will spend a week in the diving paradise Raja Ampat ...

Target prices

2 people including 15 dives: € 1,600 per person per package
2 people, 1 diver (including 15 dives), 1 non diver: € 1,600 and € 850 per person per package
1 person including 15 dives: € 1,800 per person per package

Included:
•Transfers and ferry from and to the resort
•Breakfast, lunch and dinner
•Coffee, tea and water
•3 dives per day (total 15 dives if diving package chosen)
•Entrance fee for the Marina park (approx € 70 p.p.)


Not included:
•Intercontinental and domestic flights
•Other drinks
•Excursions
•Additional costs for boat diving at a greater distance from the resort
•Tips and personal expenses
•Travel and cancellation insurances
•Booking fees and Calamiteitenfonds contribution € 30 per booking

Day 1 Arrival Sorong, with the ferry to Waigeo and the resort

With the fast ferry of around 9:00 you sail in about 2 hours to Waisai on the island Waigeo. Here we’re wating for you and take you with a speedboat to the resort. If you’re too late for the ferry, your guide will take you to your hotel in Sorong and you will make your boat trip to the resort the following day.

Day 2 to 7 (included) Diving on Raja Ampat

These days you can dive and snorkel at will in the most beautiful area of Indonesia. Between November and March a diving- or a snorkelling trip at Manta Sandy is a must! But don’t forget to admire the seahorses, wobbegong sharks, barracudas and other wonderful fish above the marvellous healthy coral as well. Besides diving and snorkelling you can book excursions to the birds of paradise or a traditional village on the spot. Or just chill out on the beach…

Day 8 Back to Sorong

After breakfast you sail back to the port and board the ferry before 09:00 for the return trip to Sorong. Our driver is already waiting at the port and will take you to the airport or to a hotel in Sorong. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense this day. Schedule ferry from Wasai to Sorong (subject to change): daily at 09:00 and 14:00. The ferries don’t run on public holidays.

Raja Ampat dive resort - Waigeo

Raja Ampat dive resort is a 15-minute boat ride or 20-minute drive from Waisai Town on Waigeo Island in Raja Ampat. The resort has 12 bungalows, all equipped with AC, bathroom with hot running water, 24 hours electricity and a private veranda. The diving center has modern Bauer compressors and more than 100 (12 liter) tanks, Aqualung and Cressi diving equipment. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is an archipelago in West Papua (former Irian Jaya) and consists of 610, mostly uninhabited islands. The four largest islands are Waigeo in the north, Salawati (southwest of Sorong), Batanta (north of Salawati) and Misool in the southwest. The name Raja Ampat is also based on these four islands and literally translated means "the four kings".

Raja Ampat is a relatively unknown area in Indonesia, but this destination is well known among divers. This is due to the wide range of various fish species and fantastic coral reefs, varying from hard to soft coral. But the islands themselves are also impressive. The Raja Ampat Islands have quiet lagoons with crystal white sand and water that varies from bright green to bright blue.

Diving is especially popular in the Dampier Strait. Here you will find numerous dive spots with an incredible amount of coral and fish. Cape Kri, Blue Magic and Manta Point are real eye-catchers.
Misool is also loved for its wide variety of fish and coral.

Raja Ampat is open all year round, but from mid-July to mid-September you are more likely to experience rain and high waves. Misool is closed between mid-June and mid-September.
Raja Ampat has dozens of dive resorts and homestays. The homestays often use local diving schools, such as the Arborek dive shop. The more luxurious diving resorts offer not only more comfort, but also more safety. Sorido Bay resort, Raja Ampat Biodiversity and Papua Explorers are our favorites in the Dampier Strait, Papua Paradise Eco resort off Batanta Island. The Scuba Republic is an excellent middle class resort.

A fast public ferry runs twice a day between Sorong and Waisai on Waigeo Island. Waigeo also has an airport with a daily flight to Sorong.

Liveaboards

Liveaboards usually offer weeklong dive cruises in northern Raja Ampat (Dampier Strait and the northern Wajag karst islands. Longer, often 10-day trips also cover the southern part around Misool. Most liveaboards operate Raja Ampat cruises between September and March April, then dock and sail in the waters around Komodo for the summer season.

Video Raja Ampat snorkel cruise

Arborek-Raja Ampat

Arborek

Arborek is een piepklein eilandje in de Dampier Strait, noord Raja Ampat. Je loopt in een kwartier rond het eiland. Er is 1 restaurantje en een paar kleine winkeltjes waar je zelfs koud bier kunt kopen. Op het eilandje is de Arborek Diveshop gevestigd, waar je 2 duiken per dag kunt boeken (van te voren reserveren!). Bij de Arborek Jetty kun je fantastisch snorkelen.
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