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Dive Review of Raja4Divers in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

December, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Michael N. Hofman, CA, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Caribbean, Fiji, Australia, Sulawesi, Komodo, Sarong, Ambon, Lembeh,
Bunkga Solomons, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
diving briefing indicated "try to stick to 60 minutes" but no one
cared and it was never enforced -- really quite the opposite  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 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
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Each photographer was assigned a foam enclosed box (big or small depending
on the camera(s) which was used to transport the cameras int
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
5 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
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Comments  
I can't remember if I have reviewed this destination before, but I should
have.  Raja4Divers (on Palau Pef) is a very well run small resort (7
thatched huts currently, may grow to a total of 12 in five years).  This
was our third trip there, and we stayed for three weeks.  The resort is
located 3 hours by boat from Sarong, and of course flight logistics are
cumbersome.  But once you arrive, you're met by one of the staff, and your
worries are over.  The resort was started and is run by a Swiss
manager(Maya), who's done a super job in combining professional management
with local customs and sensibilities. The diving is s
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By carl berenson in WA, US at Feb 06, 2014 17:33 EST  
Have you dived with any other outfit in raja?
By Michael N. Hofman in CA, US at Feb 06, 2014 22:40 EST  
We've done a number of live aboards in raja (maybe 3 or 4) but this is the
only land based operation.  However, I feel it's equivalent to Misool,
better than Papua divers and most likely better than the others, due to
personal attention and maximum number of divers at the resort at any one
time
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