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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-yatching, you can expect exceptional service from the moment you arrive, till the day you depart. 

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Explore diving around the Meridian Adventure

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


  • 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


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.



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


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

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Fish Id And Diving Books


  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Indonesian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort


  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities


  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Darts
  • Hiking

Food and drink

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


  • Massage Services


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

Entertainment and family

  • Games


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

How to get there


  • 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.


  • 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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