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Meridian Adventure

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Meridian Adventure

4 star hotel
Pelabuhan Pariwisata, Jalan Yos Sudarso, Distrik Waisaim Waisai Kota, Waisai Papua Barat, Raja Ampat, West Papua 98482, Indonesia
30 rooms
No Internet

Meridian Adventure Dive

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 7 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Enjoy Raja Ampat, host to the largest marine biodiversity on the planet
  • Mantas, pygmy seahorses, sharks, Jackfish, Sweet Lips, turtles, reef fish and 100+ coral varieties
  • Visit Friwin, Mansuar, Cape Kri, Mike's Point, Melissa's Garden, Arborek Jetty, Blue Magic
  • Pool, tropical gardens, sun lounges, Mangrove Terrace with Recreational Activities, Sunset Deck
  • Fusion à la carte restaurant, bar with cocktails and an international wine list
  • Local tours to Pianemo viewpoint, Blue River and local villages
  • Air-conditioned, modest rooms with simple, modern luxuries and free WIFI
  • Go off-grid as you explore Raja Ampat’s captivating geography
  • Eco-focused in all aspects of our operations
  • Fully customisable packages with no set arrival or departure days, or minimum number of nights.
  • Ability to visit Local Restaurants and Waisai town and enjoy local cuisine such as coconut husk smoked chicken, BBQ whole snapper, grilled shrimps
  • Experience the local night time cafe culture, drink a fresh dragonfruit juice, play some cards and listen to music. 

 

 

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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Apr 1, 2021

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OUR COMMITMENT TO CONTINUED CLEANLINESS We have always maintained regular and a high level of scheduled regular cleanliness, and we will continue to do so with only the addition of a few extra cleaning procedures and rules. THE DRIVE All vehicles are disinfected and cleaned before and after each trip All drivers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) The team is instructed to avoid physical contact and to limit conversations to minimal with guests THE RESORT Arrivals to the resort remain strictly limited to guests and “essential” staff Mandatory temperature checks and hand washing at the resort reception entrance for everyone entering the property. Guests with a temperature above 98.6°F (37°C) will be asked to be quarantined in their room where they are monitored by medical staff. Please keep a distance from each other Guest luggage will be sprayed using Disinfectant Liquid by the Security Team. For diving or snorkelling guests. If you bring your own equipment – we ask you to lay equipment to out in reception. reception to put on a name tag and wipe down all scuba equipment with disinfectant. HEALTHY & SAFETY All staff including housekeeping wear PPE Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout private and public spaces Guests encouraged to wear masks during their stay Masks may be mandatory during tours outside the resort Ongoing training and updates following the WHO and the Indonesian government health authorities’ guidelines SANITATION & CLEANING All surfaces particularly high touch areas including the doorways, door handles and the floors are sanitized frequently. Disinfectants are used for all continuous and deep cleaning processes.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 5%
  • 17 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

This package is part of the PADI Travel Book With Confidence collection:

  • Free cancellation up to 8 days before trip start date
  • Cancellation less than 8 days before trip start date 100% penalty
  • As low as a 5% deposit required to secure your booking, with the balance due 17 days before travel

Explore diving around the Meridian Adventure

Best dive sites in Raja Ampat

Boo Rock / Boo Windows – One of Raja Ampat’s most iconic and most photographed dive sites, Boo Rock/Windows takes its name from the two swim-through holes in the rock. This dive site showcases the biodiversity of the Misool area with schooling fish, incredible corals and stunning underwater topography. Expect to see everything from the smallest of critters to passing pelagics. Cross Wreck – One of Raja Ampat’s most accessible wrecks is this Japanese navy patrol boat that sank close to the shore during WWII. The name, Cross Wreck, comes from a large cross on the shore nearby. The wreck lays upright and is now completely encrusted in coral and home to a plethora of marine life. Critters that have made this wreck their home include lionfish, moray eels, Napoleon wrasse, bumphead parrotfish, numerous nudibranch species and so much more. This site is a great introduction to wreck diving. Sardine Reef – This offshore reef is simply teeming with fish including huge schools of surgeonfish, jacks, batfish, fusiliers, rainbow runners, and trevally but surprisingly - no sardines! When you’re not looking at the tightly packed schools this is a great site for macro life including nudibranch, mantis shrimps, pygmy seahorses, octopus and cuttlefish but if that’s not enough, look out for the resting wobbegong sharks under the table corals. Cape Kri – With 374 species of fish being counted in one single dive, this dive site is an actual record breaker! The stunning reef top is a kaleidoscope of colors and healthy, vibrant soft and hard corals create a beautiful garden. Black and white tip sharks pass through, reef fish swarm around and turtles lazily cruise by. If you venture deeper you’ll find schools of sweetlips beside bommies which are literally shrouded in glass fish. This site is one of Raja Ampat's most famous and never fails to impress even the most seasoned divers. Magic Mountain – Located in the southern Misool region of Raja Ampat, this impressive seamount and extending ridge is swarming with fish. It’s also a good site for spotting manta rays which come to a cleaning station here. On a good day you’ll see numerous manta rays, Napoleon wrasse, schools of snappers, jacks, trevallies, Spanish mackerel, barracuda and reef sharks all joining in on the action. Raja Ampat is a huge area and home to innumerable dive sites, which offer diverse topographies and marine life. Other notable sites in Raja Ampat include Blue Magic, Melissa’s Garden, Mansuar, Mike’s Point, The Passage, Fiabacet and Mioskon Island.
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What to see

Raja Ampat dive sites are all about diversity and abundance. Whether you’re looking to dive with pelagics or critters Raja Ampat will deliver. Highlights include: large schools of fish, manta rays, reef sharks, wobbegong sharks, walking sharks, turtles, Spanish mackerel, tuna, barracuda, pygmy sea horses, nudibranchs galore, ghost pipefish, cuttlefish, crustaceans and stunning pristine coral reefs.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Richest reef eco-systems in the world and the epicenter of marine biodiversity
  • Textbook conditions for underwater photography and drift diving
  • Quality dive operation, with custom built dive boats for efficient and safe transfers
  • Diving to suit experienced and novice divers alike
  • Welcoming and experienced staff with an intimate knowledge of the local reefs
  • Full range of PADI recreational training
  • State of the art rental equipment at no extra cost
  • Experienced dive team and boat crew
  • Training pool, fish ID library, air-conditioned classrooms, shop

Description

Meridian Dive Resort offers luxury dive trips with a sense of adventure, around the bio-diverse Raja Ampat region.

Located in the heart of the coral triangle, Raja Ampat is the epicenter of marine biodiversity and is host to over 80% of all the world’s coral species!

The dive center provides well-maintained, high quality dive equipment included in all dive packages. The Dive guides are all local, born and bred in Raja Ampat and are trained in EFR and Rescue.

Custom-built low emission dive boats allow for complete functionality and total comfort in dive operations. The long-range capabilities deliver divers to more dive sites faster and more efficiently. Dive itineraries are carefully planned in conjunction with weather and tidal conditions to give the best dive sites at the right time every time.

With access to a large variety of amazing dives sites, this region is ideal for everyone from experienced divers, to beginners, to snorkellers. A full range of recreational PADI training courses are offered.

As a PADI 5* you can expect exceptional service from the moment you arrive, till the day you depart.

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi Green Star Award

Resort Description

Meridian Adventure Dive Resort is based in Waisai, a small town on the south coast of Waigeo Island in the Raja Ampat Islands.

Raja Ampat embodies enjoying the simple things in life, with a sense of adventure and being one with nature. With it’s thousands of isles, pristine water and rugged landscape, Raja Ampat offers ample opportunity for this both above and below the water. With the highest marine diversity in the world, Raja Ampat offers the chance to dive with oceanic and reef mantas, pygmy seahorses, wobbegong sharks, tuna, turtles, schools of fish and hundreds of species of coral.

Meridian Dive Adventures provides the ultimate boutique experience for those after clean, crisp, modern and sustainable lodging combined with customer centric Indonesian hospitality. Each air conditioned and modest guest room is equipped with all modern conveniences and 24hr air conditioning.

The 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 accommodation. Proud to be an eco-conscious resort, taking into consideration the environmental and socio-economical effect on every aspect of the operation.

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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.
  • 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
  • Ferry tickets are to be paid in Indonesian Rupiah, so please make sure you carry some local currency. Ferry tickets can also be pre-purchased 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.
  • Transfers require advance notice and an extra charge applies.

Departure

  • Ferries back to Sorong leave at 9am and 2pm. In Sorong you will be met at the ferry pier and transferred back to the airport. The journey will take between 2 and 3 hours.
  • If your flight is scheduled before 1:30pm, you will need to transfer to Sorong the day before your flight.

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