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Dive Review of Raja4Divers in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Raja4Divers, Nov, 2011,

by Michael N. Hofman, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 6766 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Wanna get away? go to Palau Pef. It's a 3+ hour boat ride from Sarong, in eastern Indonesia but right in the middle of Raja Ampat diving area. PP is a small, new resort started by a Swiss partnership and when we were there last year mainly with European guests. Great people, huge bungalows on the water (BUT NOTE NO AC). Power went off at 1 am and on at 5 am due to a generator problem, but I understand this is now fixed. The dive operation was well tailored to beginning, experienced, photo geeks and snorkelers as well. With only seven rooms (out of a maximum of 12 rooms) think of it as a smaller Misool or Wakatobi. IT was designed in the local way, so don't expect showers (there's a bucket in the huge outdoor bathroom instead). Don't expect luxury in the dining area -- it's a long table with family style service and the employees eat at the same time as well (usually at a different table). We grew a little tired of the food (one night one of the Italian guests made pasta which was so great we ate it for the next three meals)...I understand a new chef was being recruited.
Three dives a day and house reef which is kind of interesting. Some potential for night dives but not especially emphasized. Brilliant coral, lots of smaller things and not uncommon to see silver tips, white tips and woebegone(sp) sharks. Great trip to see the mantas at a cleaning station with a second dive at a village pier.
We had such a great time, we're going back November 2012 and bringing some snorkeling friends.
Websites Raja4Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Belize, Thailand, Indonesia: Raja, Gorontolo, Wakatobi, Komodo, Bali, Lompoc, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions They liked to keep the dive times to an hour but never strictly enforced.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Not many accomodations on dive boats because in general the trips were short to the dive sites. But great camera room and lots of assistance and facilities available.
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