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Dive Review of Raja4Divers in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Raja4Divers, Oct, 2013,

by George S. Irwin, M.D., IL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 7245 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The trip is long and difficult to arrive in Sorong, West Papua and involves an overnight flight from Jakarta. Then it is another 3-3.5 hour boat ride to the resort on Pulau Pef. But the journey is worth the effort. The resort is still new and some added construction is ongoing but all facilities for a great stay are in place. The staff is exceptional - friendly and helpful. The food was superb. Most of the divers were Swiss or German as the owners of the resort are Swiss. But the whole experience just blends together and everyone has a great time. The saying there is: "Arrive as a guest, feel like a king and leave as a friend". This statement was true for us and we hope to return.
The diving in Raja Ampat was sensational. The corals and small life were the best we have seen in over 25 years of active diving around the world. There were a number of live a board boats in the region diving the same reefs but these boats looked spartan in comparison to the amenities at the resort. Try this for resort diving - it will change your view!!
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]Caribbean, South Pacific
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Most diving was limited to 30 meters or less and there was little reason to dive deeper.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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