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Dive Review of Raja4divers in

Raja4divers: "3-Hour Cruise to Paradise", Mar, 2014,

by Oedipus , Massachusetts, United States (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 7899 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments After a 3 hour boat ride from the miserable little town of Sorong you arrive at Pulau Pef (Island Pef) in West Papua greeted by a dancing singing musical staff. 6 huge handmade bungalows for guests with 4-poster beds with mosquito netting, homemade furniture, large sliding doors to the sea and private outdoor bathrooms with traditional bucket and scoop showers. And an iPad. Nary another boat or pleasure craft in sight. Everything is so well thought-out and spacious from the lovely dining area to the dive facilities. Hiking trails and kayaking around the island. Nitrox is free and encouraged. Long dives through stunning underwater topographies with over 500 species of coral in Raja Ampat. Huge schools of fish, as well as black and white tip sharks, crocodile fish, pigmy seahorses, unique nudibranchs, numerous varieties of damselfish plus too many other fish species to list. Diverse and vibrant. The manta cleaning station was a treat. The staff genuinely friendly and accommodating.
The motto: arrive as a guest, feel like a king, leave as a friend. Raja4divers lives up to this motto. As we departed to more singing and dancing we left our friends behind as we cruised past basking whales and this pristine treasure.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Solomon Islands, Similan Islands, Maldives, Lembeh Strait
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There very very long but so worth it

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas currents
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox encouraged. Dives well over an hour
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
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