Papua Explorers Dive Resort

 

Destination: Indonesia

Pantai Pinsilim, Kamp. Yenwaupnor, Kec. Meos Mansar, Kab. Raja Ampat, Prop. Papua Barat, INDONESIA | Full-board + 3 dives from $382++/ppn

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Papua Explorers Quick Pitch

Papua Explorers is an eco-friendly dive resort in a traditional Indonesian setting with quick access to some of the best dive sites in Raja Ampat.

 

Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 15
  • Dive Center: On-site
  • Amenities: Ceiling fans, laundry service, spa, sundeck with lounge chairs, restaurant, airport transfers, computer, WiFi, activities
  • WiFi: Yes, free
  • Airport shuttle: Yes

 

How to Get There

Departures to/from Sorong, West Papua, are done on Sundays and Wednesdays, and are included with all Bluewater Diver Packages. The resort boat leaves Sorong at latest at 12 pm (noon) and we strongly recommend guests arrange their flights to arrive in Sorong earlier than this on the designated date. For assistance booking flights to/from Sorong on transfer days please contact a Bluewater Travel advisor.  

 

Dive Overview

Papua Explorers' amazing location creates a unique diving experience with convenient access to Raja Ampat's most stunning dive sites. Divers experience some of the most abundant coral reef ecosystems with some of the world's rarest critters.

[Read More: Raja Ampat Dive Travel Guide]


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Accommodations

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Papua Explorers Accommodation Overview

The Water bungalows blend traditional Papuan style with the comfort of modern design features. They are built by using local, natural materials collected from the surrounding villages. All bungalows are equipped with en-suite toilet and shower, hot water, ceiling fan, mosquito net, working desk and a comfortable seating area. The spacious veranda with direct access to the sea, allows our guests to enjoy the sun and sea in their own privacy. Other features are: 220 V electricity with European type plugs, in-room tea and coffee facilities, drinking water, environmentally friendly and natural soap.

 

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Resort Facilities

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Papua Explorers Features

  • Resort WiFi
  • Guest computer with internet access
  • On-site restaurant and lounge area
  • Resort spa
  • Transfer services (transfers outside regular hours at cost)
  • Laundry services

 

Papua Explorers Food & Drinks

Papua Explorers Resort has an incredible on-site restaurant overlooking the beauty of Raja Ampat. Here guests can sample traditional Indonesian cuisine as well as international comfort foods, and re-energize with snacks between dives, chilling out in the restaurant lounge area. The restaurant can easily accommodate dietary restrictions with at least 60 days notice prior to arrival.

 

Papua Explorers Resort Activities

  • Diving
  • Bird watching
  • Day trips
  • Special trips
  • Guided kayak tours
  • Yoga

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Packages & Rates

The actual rates are based in EUR. The starting price indicated above may vary based on the current exchange rate.

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Accommodation Packages

All rates are per person in Euro. Valid until September 30th, 2019.  Prices apply for the 70 m² Deluxe Water Cottages. Not included in the packages: Alcoholic and soft drinks – these can be paid at the resort during checkout, and Raja Ampat National Park Fee (Rp 1.000.000 per person - about €80)

Packages

Single Room

Double Room

Triple Room

Diver

7 Nights

2,865

2,350

2,146

10 Nights (Sun-Wed)

3,975

3,255

2,965

11 Nights (Wed-Sun)

4,370

3,580

3,255

14 Nights

5,330

4,370

3,985

17 Nights

6,470

5,305

4,840

21 Nights

7,570

6,205

5,655

Non Diver

7 Nights

2,105

1,650

1,405

10 Nights (Sun-Wed)

3,000

2,355

2,010

11 Nights (Wed-Sun)

3,300

2,585

2,215

14 Nights

3,910

3,060

2,615

17 Nights

4,750

3,720

3,180

21 Nights

5,550

4,345

3,720

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All Package Rate Inclusions 

  • Deluxe Water Cottage Accommodation with en-suite bathroom & hot water.
  • On full board basis (international buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cakes
  • Welcome drink
  • Internet service & WiFi
  • Laundry service
  • 50% off for children <10 years old in parent’s room
  • Free transfer from Sorong airport to the resort and back on scheduled transfer days

 

Additional Diver Package Inclusions 

  • 3 Boat dives per day (excluding arrival and departure day) at iconic Raja Ampat dive sites and unlimited House Reef dives (unused dives are not refundable)
  • “The Passage” day trip free of charge (cannot be exchanged with another daytri other daytrips are subject to a surcharge)
  • Rates include scuba tanks, weight belts, guide, beach towel, water & fruits, hot tea, 
  • Free Nitrox (excluding night dives)

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Drop us an email at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information

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Dive Overview 

The waters of Raja Ampat are highly rich in nutrients, especially in the Dampier Strait due to its fast-moving currents (the resort itself is located on the Dampier Strait). These currents attract a wide variety of species including migrating mammals and pelagic species. However, nutrient-rich often means lower visibility (typically 15-20 meters, or 50-65 feet) and the saying goes, “no current, no fish”.

The high marine diversity in Raja Ampat is strongly influenced by its position between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, as coral and fish larvae are more easily shared between the two oceans. Raja Ampat has (recorded) 1,309 fish species, 537 coral species - a remarkable 96% of all scleractinia recorded from Indonesia are likely to occur in these islands and 75% of all species that exist in the world - and 699 mollusk species: the variety of marine life is staggering. Areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs.

World-renowned dive sites close to Papua Explorers include: Manta Point, Mike’s Point, Cape Kri, Sardines Reef, Mioskon, Blue Magic, Odtima, and Hidden Bay (all within 30 minutes by dive boat).

Papua Explorers distributes reef hooks to all divers. All divers are required to bring their safety buoys and whistles with them when coming to the resort. It is also mandatory for all divers to have DAN insurance to be able to dive with Papua Explorers; the closest hyperbaric chamber is in Waisai (45 minutes from the resort’s location) and just recently opened. Please contact us if you have more questions on dive insurance and emergency medical facilities in Raja Ampat.

Please note that all dives are planned and executed without deco stops and it is mandatory for all divers to use a dive computer. Since the resort does not have a huge stock of rental equipment, most divers prefer to bring their own equipment. If you’d like to rent any equipment, please contact a travel advisor so that we can alert the resort at least 60 days prior to your arrival.


 

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Dive Center Information

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Papua Explorers Dive Team

The dive team at the PADI 5 Star Dive Center consists of: 

  • 11 skilled Indonesian dive guides, which are trained to up-to-date standards
  • 4 dive guide trainees from surrounding villages
  • 5 multinational PADI instructors, with various specialties
  • 1 free-diving (and yoga) instructor
  • 10 highly trained and experienced boat drivers
  • 10 helpful and attentive boat crew members
  • 2 compressor technicians

 

Dive Boats

The diving fleet is currently composed as follows: there are 4 daily diving boats (with a capacity of 6 divers per boat) and 2 diving-and-transfer boats (for 8 divers or 14 guests during transfer), all of which are equipped with DAN emergency oxygen sets, 2-way-marine-radios, emergency first response medical sets. In addition, the guest transfer boats are equipped with GPS, life jackets, fire extinguishers. On full day trips, the boats are equipped with satellite phones to provide extra safety.

 

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Practical Information 

  • Electricity: 220 V
  • Time zone: UTC+9
  • Languages: Indonesian & English
  • Accept Credit Cards?: No

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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Reviews (1)

  • Reviewer
Los Angeles, CA
United States
5
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5
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I stayed in Papua Paradise in March 2016 and loved it! You are within minutes of the best dive sites in the Dampier Strait. The family who owns and runs the resort are lovely people and will make you feel right at home.

Keep in mind that you're in a remote location and in the middle of nature. This place is nice, but it's not the Four Seasons. There's no AC in the bungalows and the shower water is brackish. But that's what should be expected of an eco resort. All bungalows are overwater and quite large, with wonderful verandas looking out to the water.

The food is good, and plentiful. It's buffet style and most of the tables are communal style, which is nice for solo travelers. My only complaint from my whole stay is that my severe food allergy (Celiac/gluten) wasn't accommodated well. I can't fault the kitchen staff too much though because most people don't really understand what it means to be 100% gluten free (with no cross contamination.) I was told they understood and could accommodate gluten free, and at my first meal I was offered pasta. Then I was offered something with soy sauce. Once we figured out that I would need someone to read and translate all the food labels, it wasn't an issue. I should emphasize that this won't affect the majority of people, but for someone with a serious allergy, it's a little frustrating.

I would not hesitate to recommend Papua Explorers, and if I went back to Raja Ampat I would stay here again.

Visited on 03/2016 - Submitted on 11/02/2016

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