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Dive Review of Papua Paradise Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Papua Paradise Eco Resort: "Gets better and better", Feb, 2015,

by Sue Hutchings, Grignols, FR ( 2 reports). Report 8183.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean-Dominica, Martinique, Maldives, Red Sea, Sudan, Mediterranean, Indonesia
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Internal flights from Jakarta and other Indonesian airports

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 27 to 30 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Check dives then, due to small groups, lots of flexibility to dive. No deco diving. Most dives are around 60 minutes but depends on the divers and conditions. All dive guides are very happy to discuss what sort of diving you want and try to meet your needs
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
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 Camera room,...Only air conditioned room on the island! Desks in each bungalow and plenty of charging points. Padded crates on the boats but no rinse tanks on boats. Staff will bring l ... 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 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments After discovering this resort three years ago we have been back several times. It has just about everything we want in a dive resort. The island is lovely, wild and full of birds and other wildlife. The accommodation is great; the overwater bungalows are spacious and really comfortable, and very well maintained and cleaned. Ther ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Renee Ross in OR, US at Apr 25, 2015 23:36 EST  
Did you takes Anti Maleria melds before going?
By Sue Hutchings in ZZ, FR at Oct 06, 2015 09:15 EST  
Sorry, only just seen the question. I take Doxycycline and my husband doesn't take anything. They have lots of sprays and things in the rooms and restaurants. Not had any bites there. There is malaria in Sorong so I would always do the utmost not to be bitten
By paul moliken in DE, US at Jan 19, 2016 19:06 EST  
Very glad to read this. thanks. when did you go? we're thinking of december of 16. I believe that they can get you back to sorong in time for an early afternoon flight to jakarta. Does ten days sound right for a snorkeler and a diver?
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