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Dive Review of Sorido Bay Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Empat - Papua Province

Sorido Bay Resort, Jun, 2005,

by Wafa Abdelati, DC, USA . Report 2122.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Red Sea (Egypt), Similan and Surin (Thailand), Sipadan and Kapalai (Malaysia), Manado and Bunaken (Indonesia), Palau (Micronesia), Maldives, Grand Cayman, and Maui.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments
In addition to living up to its reputation of being one of the best dive sites in the world, the best features of this pristine location is the excellent accomodation and service. The spacious chalets are tastefully decorated and you can sit on your private deck to listen to the birds and sounds of the water. The library must be one of the best at any dive site. Dinner conversation with our (wel-informed and well-traveled) host was a real treat and a highlight of the trip.

The dive guides are extremely skilled and know the sites quite well. but you'll need to rely on the books for name identification. Better boats are planned in the near future and a new dive operator was to start soon.

An exquisite place overall. Well-worth the long travel time to get there and the mosquito bites I came home with.
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