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

Papua Paradise Eco Resort: "Service with a smile...", Feb, 2017,

by Eileen J Dietrich, China, China (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9473 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Galapagos, Bali, Egypt, Philippines, Indonesia, Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Mozambique, South Africa, Hawaii, Pacific, Palau, Guam, Yap, Maldives, Lembeh Strait, Kenya
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Don't fly Xpress Airline. You can fly from Jakarta or Manado.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Just the normal ones - no deco diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments They had a camera room but I never used it. There was a designated rinse tank and camera box for the boat. ... 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 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Papua Paradise is all about service with a smile. When we departed after 11 days it was as if we were saying goodbye to family. They have perfected the art of observation and anticipation of needs or desires. For example, I asked two days in a row for hard boiled eggs. Naturally, they had to make them which takes about 15 minutes. I did not have to ask for hard boiled eggs again for the rest of the trip. I mentioned once to another client that its a good thing all the donuts were gone (they were homemade and delicious) and he mentioned that his wife had taken the last one. About two minutes later, a hot donut was delivered on a plate to my table. We mentioned that I was celebrating my 800th dive and that night, a beautifully decorated cake was delivered to our table the cake was big enough to feed all of the guests. They served us well and learned our habits very quickly.

The over water bungalows were comfortable and lovely; the staff cleaned them very well each day and serviced them according to our desires. For turn down service, we opted for all of the windows and doors to remain open and the mosquito nets up. They immediately accommodated our requests and checked in with us to make sur ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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