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Dive Review of Papua Explorers Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

April, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Jim Willoughby, OR, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Top notch and worth the trip"
Report Number 8948 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Papua New Guinea,Philippines, Indonesia,most of the
Caribbean,California,Oregon,Hawaii
Closest Airport
Sorong
Getting There
Sfo to Seoul to Singapore to
Manado to Sorong

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
83   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 40    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
bottom times were pretty strictly enforced to 60 minutes. Be back on the
boat with 750psi  and they do check.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Comments
I would give  5 stars  for UWP  if they  would improve the lighting in the
camera room and have dedicated camera baskets  on the boats.  The subject m
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
Papua Explorers is a top notch resort.  The service is exceptional and the
dive op is one of the best that I have experienced.  The rooms were
spacious and clean.  The food was great.  The location and se
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Subscriber's Comments

By renee97038 at Jun 07, 2016 14:42 EST  
Did you take anti-malaria meds before your trip?
By parrotman at Jun 07, 2016 15:35 EST  
I did not. I did not have any issues with bugs at all on the trip. Even
though I brought big spray I did not even use that.
By renee97038 at Jun 23, 2016 18:21 EST  
What airlines did you use from Manado to Sarong?
By parrotman at Jun 23, 2016 18:39 EST  
I flew Garuda. Very nice plane  and good service.
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