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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
  • Mantas, pygmy seahorses, sharks, tuna, turtles, reef fish and 100+ coral varieties
  • Visit The Passage, Cape Kri, Mike's Point, Melissa's Garden, Arborek Jetty, Blue Magic
  • Large pool, tropical gardens, padded sun loungers
  • Hospitality organisation with it's roots in the world of super-yatching
  • Fine-dining restaurant, bar with cocktails and an international wine list 
  • Local tours to Pianemo viewpoint, Blue River and local villages
  • Air-conditioned, uncluttered rooms with custom made Lintea Mare linens

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 offers the chance to dive with oceanic and reef mantas, pygmy seahorses, wobbegong sharks, tuna, turtles, schools of fish and hundreds of different species of coral. 

Meridian Dive Adventures provides the ultimate boutique experience for those after crisp, modern and sustainable lodging combined with customer centric Indonesian hospitality. Each air conditioned and uncluttered guest room is equipped with all modern conveniences and custom made Lintea Mare linens. 

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 accomodation.

As a PADI 5* Resort with it's roots in the world of super-yachting, you can expect exceptional service from the moment you arrive, till the day you depart. 
 

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 52 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 50% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 52 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 52 days prior to arrival

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 in 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 colours 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 Ampats 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.

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 with 1000+ fish species 
  • Textbook conditions for underwater photography and drift diving
  • Luxury dive operation, state-of-the-art equipment and transport
  • 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
  • Experienced dive team and boat crew
  • Training pool, fish ID library, air-conditioned classrooms, shop

Description

Meridian Dive Resort offers luxury dive trips around the bio-diverse Raja Ampat region. 

The dive center provides 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. A full range of recreational PADI training courses are offered.

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
  • Darts
  • Hiking

Food and drink

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

Wellness

  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • 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 (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 2pm. In Sorong you will be met at the ferry pier and transferred back to the airport.

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