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Dive Review of Papua Diving/Kri Eco in
Indonesia/Rajah Ampat

Papua Diving/Kri Eco: "Wow. As good as everyone says. Worth the travel, and we'll be back", May, 2023,

by Lisa Jabusch and Steve Nieters, TN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 12416.

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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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This was the start of our first trip to Indonesia and we were there 2 weeks, bridging April and May. We chose Kri Eco because it was noticeably cheaper than the next door Sorido Bay Resort. They have the same diving and the same dive operator, but the latter has air conditioning and completely fresh water in the bathrooms. Kri Eco met and exceeded our expectations for a diving Eco Lodge. The food was good, albeit limited, and the staff were friendly and ran things smoothly. Others would likely prefer the A/C, even though there were fans in the rooms. The room was very large, had a desk, and lots of storage space. The large deck extending over the water at high tide was fantastic, had a couple of beanbag chairs, and served as a great drying area for clothes, as long as you SECURELY fastened them!

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Websites Papua Diving   Kri Eco

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, French Polynesia, Cozumel, Belize, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, other Caribbean locations, Great Barrier Reef, Solomon Islands, PNG, Honduras
Closest Airport Sarong Getting There We flew ATL to Singapore via Doha. Couple days in Singapore; a couple days in Makassar, then on to Sarong

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 84-87°F / 29-31°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions ~30 meters max (didn't affect us), 3 minute safety stop, 1 hour dive. The latter was a loose restriction, and if interesting things were going on, the dive would be longer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
Corals 5 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 No rinse tank on the boat. Staff is very careful with all cameras. Fresh water rinse tank on dock and dive shop. Did all editing and charging in room. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Robin A Schiendelman in PA, US at May 10, 2023 10:56 EST  
Amazing blue ring video!! Thanks for sharing.
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