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Dive Review of Papua Paradise Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Papua Paradise Eco Resort: "A Wonderful Week!", Apr, 2023,

by Gary & Robin Schiendelman, PA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 25 reports with 35 Helpful votes). Report 12417.

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One of the larger boats Our room Room Bathroom View of the restaurant & bar from the dive pier
Superior bungalows One of the smaller dive boats Dive guides Dugong under our window

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 5 stars
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Comments We spent a week at Papua Paradise Eco Resort prior to boarding a liveaboard in Sorong. The resort had been recommended by a very reliable source so we were confident we would be happy with the resort but Papua Paradise exceeded all of our expectations.

The resort picked us up at the Sorong airport when our flight arrived from Jakarta at 6 am. We were taken to a local hotel and given a room and lunch. We were completely surprised that this was included! Since we had about 6 hours before boarding the transfer boat, it was a nice respite to be able to shower, take a quick nap and have lunch. They retrieved us from the hotel for the short transfer to the harbor where we boarded their boat. It was about an hour and a quarter transfer to the resort on calm seas. We were told it could take longer during rough seas.

Upon arrival at the resort, we were greeted by the manager and staff, given a quick orientation and shown to our room. We also completed some forms for the dive shop. Quick and easy!

All of the bungalows are over the water. There are a handful of new, deluxe bungalows but these were sold out when we booked so we were in one of the older, superior bungalows. The size seemed pretty similar on both. The newer ones have an outdoor shower and slightly larger deck, but we were very happy with the older room. The bathroom needed updating but everything worked. The layout was great with multiple shelves, a desk and closet. There were also plenty of places for charging. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Papua Paradise Eco Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, PNG, Solomon Isl, Red Sea, Maldives, South Africa, Mozambique, Cocos Isl, Galapagos, Socorro, Palau, Var Caribbean locations, New Jersey, Florida, No Carolina, Philippines, Fiji
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Qatar Air from Philadelphia to Doha to Jakarta to Sorong. Not hard, just long

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Time and depth but not strictly.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Cameras were put into a plastic bucket (no water) on the boats. The crew handled they carefully. Plenty of room to charge and work on your camera i ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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