Located in the Kaimana Recency of West Papua, Indonesia’s last frontier, this little dived location offers spectacular variety of species of fish, coral and critter. Step back in time and imagine what Indonesia was like 40 years ago. This is how locals from other parts of the country describe the region of Kaimana and Triton Bay, still unspoiled by shopping malls and traffic jams.
In 2008 the Kaimana Regency was declared a Marine Protected Area and this remote resort is just minutes from some of the best dives sites in Triton Bay and the Iris Strait. With only a few liveaboards ever reaching this area guests often have dive sites to themselves, in itself, a special experience.
Triton Bay Divers is the only dive resort in the area and with just 6 simple yet spacious detached bungalows they provide a very personalised service. At the end of a great day of diving, guests can relax on their decks or enjoy a hot water shower in private garden bathrooms. Enjoy three delicious meals plus a local snack in the afternoon every day in the spacious open air dining room and bar, where guests can sociallise in the evenings.
The owners are very conscious of the resort’s environmental foot-print, and as such built the resort using sustainable natural local materials which blend in with the tropical surroundings. Any wood from trees that had to be removed has been utilized elsewhere throughout the resort using local craftsmen and traditional techniques.
With 30 known dives sites around Triton Bay and possibly just as many yet to be discovered, there is something for everyone. Dive sites range from pinnacles to shallow soft coral gardens, huge boulders draped in colorful corals, massive black coral bushes, drift and wall dives, as well as the opportunity for critter hunting. For the majority of the dives in the area, it is not necessary to go deeper than 20m as the shallower parts boast the best coral and fish action. The visability is a little unreliable, and is the price one pays for plankton rich waters, averaging around 10 ~ 15 meters. It can however be as low as 5m or over 25m as it is dependent on weather and currents/upwelling. Dive site selections are made taking visibility and current predictions into account. Water temperatures vary between 29C and 24C depending on the season.
The area offers everything from the tiniest pygmy seahorses to large and graceful whale sharks visiting the traditional fishing bagans. In addition, there are a number of endemic species found nowhere else, like some species of shark and wrasse.
Please note there is no credit card facility here. The electricity is currently only available between 6.30am and 11pm, although there are plans to install large solar panels which will provide more power.
Enquiry for Triton Bay Divers │ West Papua, Indonesia
Phone: 0117 369 0443
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