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

February, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Sue Hutchings, Grignols, FR (2 reports)
"Gets better and better"
Report Number 8183
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean-Dominica, Martinique, Maldives, Red Sea, Sudan, Mediterranean,
Closest Airport
Getting There
Internal flights from Jakarta
and other Indonesian airports

Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
27   to 30    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Shore Facilities  
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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 ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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5 stars   
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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 ...
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By renee97038 at Apr 25, 2015 23:36 EST  
Did you takes Anti Maleria melds before going?
By belette 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 moliken 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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