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Dive Review of Sorido Bay Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Empat - Papua Province

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Wafa Abdelati, DC, USA
Report Number 2122
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea (Egypt), Similan and Surin (Thailand), Sipadan and Kapalai
(Malaysia), Manado and Bunaken (Indonesia), Palau (Micronesia), Maldives,
Grand Cayman, and Maui.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
In addition to living up to its reputation of being one of the best dive
sites in the world, the best features of this pristine location is the
excellent accomodation and service. The spacious chalets are tastefully
decorated and you can sit on your private deck to listen to the birds and
sounds of the water. The library must be one of the best at any dive site.
Dinner conversation with our (wel-informed and well-traveled) host was a
real treat and a highlight of the trip. 

The dive guides are extremely skilled and know the sites quite well. but
you'll need to rely on the books for name identification. Better boats are
planned in the near future and a new dive operator was to start soon.

An exquisite place overall. Well-worth the long travel time to get there
and the mosquito bites I came home with.
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