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Dive Review of Papua Explorers Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Papua Explorers Resort: "Top notch and worth the trip", Apr, 2016,

by Jim Willoughby, OR, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8948 has 2 Helpful votes.

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
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Renee Ross in OR, US at Jun 07, 2016 14:42 EST  
Did you take anti-malaria meds before your trip?
By Jim Willoughby in OR, US 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 Renee Ross in OR, US at Jun 23, 2016 18:21 EST  
What airlines did you use from Manado to Sarong?
By Jim Willoughby in OR, US at Jun 23, 2016 18:39 EST  
I flew Garuda. Very nice plane and good service.
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