This is an extraordinary dive safari where you’ll be able to explore one of the world’s most iconic tropical dive destinations, Raja Ampat. You’ll spend 7 nights based at the stunning Papua Explorers Resort, located in the heart of the Raja Ampat archipelago. Within just a few minutes of the resort is a range of dive sites that play host to some of the most diverse marine habitats found anywhere on the planet.
Expect truly pristine coral gardens packed with hard and soft corals that carpet the island slopes all the way up to the surface. Masses of fish life explode from the reefs with good chances of swimming next to bigger fish such as manta rays, reef sharks, and schools of barracuda and jacks. Of course, the area is also famous for its smaller inhabitants as well, like various species of pigmy seahorses, nudibranchs, blue-ring octopus, and so much more! This tour has the perfect combinations of marine life big and small, magnificent reefs at all depths, and a world-class dive resort catering to your every need.
Marine Life Guide
|Max Group Size||12 People|
Day 1 - Arrive in Jakarta
Arrive at Jakarta International Airport (CGK) and check in to Jakarta Airport Hotel. Relax and recover from the journey.
Day 2 - Travel to Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat
Check out and board your flight to Sorong. Upon arrival you’ll meet the Papua Explorer crew and drive to the pier, and then take the 1.5 hour transfer boat to the resort.
Upon arrival, you will check in to our bungalows, have a snack and orientation, and, time permitting, a dive on the house reef followed by dinner.
Day 3 - 7 - Diving from Papua Explorers Resort
The mornings will start with a breakfast buffet, serving a variety of home-baked goods, fruits, hot foods, and juices. You will then set off on the speed boats, accompanied by local dive guides, to some of the beautiful sites in the area. You will do two different dives sites during the course of the morning excursion before returning to the resort for lunch.
After lunch there will be a third dive scheduled. The house reef is also always open as well foryou to dive at your leisure.
Night dives and sunset dives will also be offered, and are highly recommended as the reef is a completely different place at night. All the nocturnal creatures come out, like octopus, cuttlefish, squids, crabs and the endemic Raja Ampat walking shark, which can be found in the very shallow water. There are also Mandarin fish on the house reef that tend to be active only at dusk and are worth looking for.
One morning you have the option to head out early to a nearby island for a short trek to see if you can find the Birds of Paradise and even possibly see them doing their mating dance and showing off their amazing plumage. Another day can be spent out on the boats all day touring and diving the FAM Islands. On this day a packed lunch will be prepared for you, as well as plenty of snacks and drinks. This particular day will be a 3 dive excursion. These schedules will be decided according to the weather.
Meals are served at the restaurant, built in an unusual circular design on stilts over the water, providing a 360 view of the ocean and jungle. Meals are generally served buffet-style and include western and Indonesian dishes and flavors. Snacks are served between dives on the boat, and afternoon tea, coffee and snacks are served as you return from the third dive of the day.
Day 8 - Transfer to Jakarta via Sorong
On the final day you’ll leave the resort on a morning boat transfer in time to get your flight from Sorong to Jakarta.
Papua Explorers Resort
The water bungalows blend traditional Papuan style with the comfort of modern design features. They are built using local, natural materials collected from the surrounding villages. All bungalows are equipped with en-suite toilet and shower, hot water, ceiling fan, mosquito net, working desk and a comfortable seating area. The spacious veranda with direct access to the sea, allows you to enjoy the sun and sea in your own privacy.
You will never miss a sunrise or sunset with the unique, round shape of the restaurant. On offer is traditional Indonesian cuisine as well as international comfort foods – all freshly prepared by the kitchen team.
The resort has some kayaks available for guests to use and also offers a wide range of land tours to local villages, other islands and bird watching. There is a resident yoga teacher and 2 free classes are offered per week with more available on request. The spa offers a range of treatments in an open air relaxing setting.
Papua Explorers Dive Boats
Spacious fiberglass speedboats with enough room to easily store dive equipment. The boats do not have a toilet onboard but do offer a full canopy for sun protection and a ladder to help exit the water. Average distance from the resort to the site is about 20 minutes.
On this page you will find our tour dates, a contact form and details of payment schedule including deposit and final balance. If you have any further questions please complete the form and we will reply within 24-48hrs.
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Raja Ampat Snorkel Week- Papua Explorers| 20 – 28 Nov
Price per person: $3795 USD per person
Single person supplement: $600 USD
How to book your place?
Initial deposit to secure your booking $400 per person
6 Months before departure interim payment of $1000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure
- Domestic flights in Economy Class with 40 Ibs of checked luggage allowance
- Group transfers throughout
- 1 night Jakarta Airport Hotel
- 7 nights Papua Explorers Resort with full board (all meals) in Deluxe Room Double / Twin Share
- Services of Snorkel Venture guides throughout
- 3 boat snorkeling sessions per day plus unlimited house reef snorkeling, including a trip to ‘The Passage’
- 1 x Birds of Paradise land tour
- Marine Park Fees – $100 US per person
- International flights
- Snorkeling equipment rental
- Travel and medical insurance
- Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, laundry and general sundries