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Dive Review of Papua Explorers in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat-4 Kings

Papua Explorers: "Good! fantastic.", Dec, 2016,

by Andrew Colin Thompson, singapore, SG (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9746.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Bad - the budget flights is the main issue. from SG to Indonesia, transit for at least 2hours then rush for connecting flights due to delays and change of boarding entrance. Communications and signage is another issue. [just have to accept it.]

The Good - even though the Pondoks- rooms are not air-conditioned, it's only hot during midday but it's cool during the nights and evening.

the Food - they do their best to cater to all nationalities. I would have preferred that more local dish served. no worries... food a plenty and tasty desserts for lunch, dinner and tea.

The Diving - AWESOME! read the full report submitted by one of Undercurrent member a few issues back. It's comprehensive. Make sure to dive at ODIMA and the Jetty dive site. It only rain on a couple of days in December. perfect weather.
Websites Papua Explorers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Malaysia, Thailand [Phuket and Ko Lanta], Philippines, Cebu, Maldives[2015]Anilao[2016]
Closest Airport Getting There From Singapore 3 flights to get there.
SG - Indonesia-Makassar/Ambon-Sorong, then a boat ride to the resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 30m
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Not much power points in the room for charging batteries and dive lights. have to set up at the room and carry your equipment to the boat. no pails to soak or rinse photo equipment after diving.
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