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Meridian Adventure Dive Resort

Hotel category
4 Star
Rooms
30
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Enjoy Raja Ampat, one of the most biodiverse diving areas in the world
  • Dive with oceanic and reef mantas, pygmy seahorses, wobbegong sharks, tuna, schools of fish and hundreds of different species of coral
  • Fast, custom-built speedboats take you to many of the best dive sites in Northern Raja Ampat such as The Passage, Cape Kri, Mike's Point, Melissa's Garden, Arborek Jetty, Blue Magic
  • The resort has a nice pool, a bar with alcoholic drinks, cocktails and a nice international wine list and a restaurant that serves delicious food
  • Local tours to Penamu viewpoint, Blue River and local villages can be arranged upon request
  • Free Wifi and rental equipment available

Resort Description

Meridian Adventure Dive Resort is based in Waisai, a small town on the west coast of Waigeo Island in the Raja Ampat Islands. With the highest marine diversity in the world, Raja Ampat is not one to miss, and where better to stay than the Meridian Adventure Dive Resort? It offers the ultimate boutique experience for those after a crisp, modern, sustainable and customer centric Indonesian dive operation. Impeccably clean and comfortable, every element of the resort has been designed to set the scene for a diving holiday you will remember forever. Each air conditioned and uncluttered guest room is equipped with all modern conveniences and gorgeous, custom made Lintea Mare linens. 

The entire resort bases itself on three core elements; high-quality equipment and transport to and from dive sites, choosing the ideal dive site every time and impeccable, comfortable and clean accomodation. As a PADI Five Star Resort, you can rest assured that you will experience welcoming staff and exceptional service from the moment you arrive, till the day you depart. 
 

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Explore diving around the Meridian Adventure Dive Resort

What to see

Raja Ampat will spoil divers with its amazing biodiversity. Within your first few dives, you are likely to spot the wobbegong. These strange carpet sharks are often seen curled up in cabbage corals, waiting to ambush unsuspecting prey.

Next, look out for the black manta rays of Raja Ampat. They can be seen at cleaning stations and sometimes have a white patch on their underbellies. Other large creatures to look out for are nurse sharks and whitetip sharks. Make sure to try out night dives as you might catch sight of the epaulette shark which seems to walk across the reef, or the tiny bobtail squid.

For macro lovers, Raja Ampat is heaven. It is one of the best places to see the Pontoh’s pygmy seahorse, as well as a myriad of nudibranch, frogfish, scorpionfish, blennies, gobies, pipefish, crab and shrimp. Whale shark lovers should head to Cenderawasih Bay. Whale shark sightings here are unique to anywhere in the world as these sharks have learnt to tag along with fishermen, sucking on fishnets for small bait fish left behind.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Many sources place Raja Ampat as one of their top ten most popular destinations
  • Richest reef eco-systems in the world with thousands of fish species and hundreds of corals
  • Spot mantas, sharks, turtles pigmy seahorses, juvenile frogfish and blue ring octopus
  • Textbook conditions for underwater photography and drift diving
  • Luxury dive operation, boasting state-of-the-art equipment and transport
  • Diving to suit experienced and novice divers alike, offering many courses and specialties
  • Welcoming and experienced staff with an intimate knowledge of the local reefs

Description

Dive into the waters surrounding Raja Ampat for an unforgettable underwater experience! Besides the awesome sharks, turtles and mantas, colourful corals and schools of fish, take some time to identify the diverse macro life found in this unique region. Keep your eyes peeled and with the help of your experienced guide, you'll see nudibranchs, pigmy seahorses, juvenile frogfish or the fabled and highly venomous blue ring octopus. 
Meridian Dive Resort bases its service around the three pillars of an excellent dive vacation; high-tech, super-reliable equipment, state of the art, low-emission transport to and from the dive sites, and the ability to select the perfect dive site every time, without fail. Meridian Adventure has its roots in the world of super yachting, so has translated lessons learned from serving the world’s yachting elite into the dive industry. This region is ideal for experienced divers looking to expand their drift diving experiences or capture some incredible underwater pictures. Nonetheless, know that beginners will receive top-notch training and be eased into the underwater world at a dive site ideally suited to their experience level (but still just as breathtakingly bio-diverse). As a PADI Five Star Resort, you can rest assured that you will experience welcoming staff and exceptional service from the moment you arrive, till the day you depart.

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Rental Equipment (Free)

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Indonesian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Fishing
  • Darts
  • Hiking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness

  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Heating
  • External Guests Allowed
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets

Entertainment and family

  • Games

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Idr)

How to get there

Arrival

  • The resort is located in Waisai on Waigeo island.
  • Please take a flight to Sorong (SOQ) and ideally arrive in the morning so you can take one of the ferries to Waisai.
  • There is also one daily flight from Sorong to Waisai but it is subject to frequent cancellations.
  • At the airport you will be picked up by a resort representative carrying a sign with your name who will take you to the ferry terminal and help you purchase your tickets
  • The ferry from Sorong to Waisai takes about 2h and departs at 9am and 2pm and costs around USD 15 if you take the recommended VIP A/C cabin.
  • Ferry tickets are to be paid in Indonesian Rupiah, so please make sure you carry some local currency. Ferry tickets can also be pre-purhased if the resort is notified prior to arrival. Airport transfers will be then be charged to the room.
  • In Waisai you will be picked up at the harbor by someone carrying a sign with your name.

Departure

  • Checkout time is at 11am and you will be transferred to the airport.
  • Ferries back to Sorong leave at 9am and 2pmIn Sorong you will be met at the ferry pier and transferred back to the airport.

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