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Dive Review of Raja4Divers in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

March, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Peter Rae, CT, US
Reviewer   (3 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"a great dive resort"
Report Number 8151 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Caymans, Turks & Caicos, Belize, Honduras, Cozumel and Baja,
Lembeh Strait, Palau, Croatia, New England, North Carolina, Florida Keys
Closest Airport
Sorong, West Papua
Getting There
Newark to Tokyo (NRT) to
Jakarta; no good connection
possibility, so 22 hour wait
for the once-weekly
"overnight" flight
to Sorong.

Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
99 ft max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Camera was well cared for on the boat, but no rinse possibility; adequate
rinse tank on dock; very nice air-conditioned camera room at the resort.
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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I wanted to dive Raja Ampat, but not from a live-aboard.  Having earlier
been to a small resort on Lembeh Strait (North Sulawesi, Indonesia), I had
some idea of what sort of place I was looking for, and what I might expect.
 I picked Raja4Divers on the strength of excellent reviews in Chapbook and
the quality of the Raja4Divers website, and booked the first week of March,
2015.  Getting there from the east coast of the US (Connecticut) was
challenging, but once having flown from Newark (on Wednesday) to Tokyo to
Jakarta to Sorong (on Saturday), then having taken a 3 hour boat ride to
Pulau Pef, I found the trip entirely worth the effort, and my expectations
blown entirely away.

First was the greeting as we new guests (three that day) climbed out of the
boat: the "Pef band" was playing, the local staff were dancing,
and we sucked the milk out of freshly cut coconuts while we met the staff 
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