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Dive Review of Papua Diving/Sorido Bay in
Indonesia

Papua Diving/Sorido Bay: "Luxury Raja Ampat experience", Dec, 2019,

by Paul Selden, MI, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11768.

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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 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The good. We got there during manta season, which is when the water is filled with their food (which also limits visibility). There were tons of black tipped reef sharks right off their dock. We stayed in a nicely decorated 600 sq ft Sentani-class villa with a beautiful view, a sandy beach and AC. Meals were served in an open air dining hall that afforded a great view of the strait between Kri and Gam island. The resort is located on the island, one side of which is a dive site containing the highest fish species count in recorded in one day. Their sister resort, Kri Eco, has bungalow room that g ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Papua Diving   Sorido Bay

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving FL Keys, Bonaire, W Palm Beach, Vanc. I., Thetis I., CA, Saba, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Galapagos, Cozumel, Grand/Lil Cayman, Utila, Roatan, Andros, Turneffe Is., Palm I., Playa d Carmen, Ceyn-Akumal, Dominica, Holbox, Curacao, Union I., St. Eust., Providencia, Philippines, Borneo, Fiji, Indonesia
Closest Airport Sorong (SOQ) Getting There It's a multi-day trip, which may explain why the Raja Ampat still has very healthy reefs. From their website FAQs:
A typically route to get there:

1. Take an international flight to one of the recommended International airports in Indonesia Jakarta , Denpasar (Bali) or Manado
2. Connect to a domestic (Indonesian) flight to Sorong (SOQ- Domine Edward Osok airport)
3. Connect to our transfer service [45 mile boat ride] between Sorong airport and the resort [on Kri Island].

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82-78°F / 28-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Safe practices were enforced in a gentle way. No harsh words needed to be spoken.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I chose to use our bungalow's separate sink and counter top for most of my camera gear. It was well set up with power and space within the room itse ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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