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Papua Explorers Dive Resort

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Papua Explorers Dive Resort

3 star hotel
Pinsilim Bay, Kampung Yenwaupnor, Meos Mansar, Waisai Sorong, Raja Ampat, 98942, Indonesia
15 rooms
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Papua Explorers Resort

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Explore the gobal epicentre of marine biodiversity with the world's richest reef systems
  • Founders of the Raja Ampat SEA Centre conservation initiative
  • Discover over 1,300 species of reef fish and no fewer than 600 species of hard coral
  • Environmentally aware team twho are passionate about sustainability
  • Dive with sharks, mantas, dolphins, pelagics and pygmy seahorses
  • Have dinner in the atmospheric over-water restaurant
  • Indulge in treatments at the onsite site spa
  • You can only arrive/depart on Wednesday and Sundays
  • All payments at the resort must be paid in cash (excursions, souvenirs, canned drinks etc.)
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Oct 27, 2022

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In light of the impact and changes caused by the novel Covid-19 (Coronavirus), Papua Explorers Eco Resort wants to reassure you that we will be focused round-the-clock on the health and safety of all our guests and staff. Considering the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation, Papua Explorers is taking standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously, as well as additional steps to ensure the safety of our guests and staff members. Papua Explorers has set-up procedures to follow the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), Divers Alert Network (DAN), PADI and local health authorities. All our staff members will adhere to the latest guidance and hygiene protocols, they will be well trained to handle situations that may occur, and we have confidence in their abilities. We will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the safety of each one of our guests; we will keep updating this communication regularly. We will do our utmost best to provide our guests with a very safe and healthy stay at our resort.
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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


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


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: 30%
  • 89 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 97 days prior to arrival
  • 15.0% will be charged if you cancel between 97 and 67 days prior to arrival
  • 30.0% will be charged if you cancel between 67 and 52 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 52 and 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Papua Explorers Dive Resort

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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Dive Center


  • Reefs home to 75% of all hard coral species in the world
  • Reef Restoration Project
  • 15 minutes away from Manta Point
  • Variety of dive excursions to challenge and excite
  • Maximum 6 divers per guide
  • Culturally and environmentally respectful philosophy
  • Free diving and yoga activities


Papua Explorers is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center providing a plethora of scuba and free diving excursions.

Set at the heart of the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat is world renowned for its high bio-diversity and pelagic sea life. Such a diversity of life is largely due to the area’s nutrient-rich waters created by fast moving currents.

This dive center is a great location for advanced open water divers, as a higher level of experience will allow you to explore more of the underwater world and trust that your buoyancy skills will protect the precious marine environment. 

Papuan Explorers strive to train and employ a majority of Papuans across all departments of the dive operation. There are 11 skilled Indonesian dive guides, 5 multinational instructors, a freediving (and yoga) instructor, 10 experienced boat captains, 10 boat crew members and a couple of compressor technicians.

All dives are expertly planned to take you on an underwater adventure without the need for a deco stop, though dive computers are mandatory.

In the case of emergency, a state of the art Hyperbaric chamber is now available in Waisai (45 minutes away via boat). 

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PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Description

Papua Explorers Resort is nestled away in the islands of Raja Ampat, on the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia.

The resort consists of 15 over water villas, each expertly crafted using traditional Papuan construction methods and local, sustainable materials.

The intimate nature of the resort allows guests to become truly immersed in nature. Look out from your bungalow at unspoilt views of the crystal clear, biodiverse waters, or wander out back into the rainforests bursting with tropical bird song.

The resort is home to a 300m² restaurant, also built on wooden stilts over the ocean and serving freshly made international and local dishes throughout the day.

All elements of Papua Explorers Dive Resort have been chosen to create a relaxing and restorative environment- the perfect place to rest when not diving amongst the rich, local reefs and marine life!

How to get there

Papua Explorer provide free scheduled rountrip group transfer only on Sunday and Wednesday for guest staying a minimum of 7 nights.


  • Upon arrival to Sorong International Airport guests will be met by a ground crew who will escort them to a nearby hotel for joining a complimentary breakfast until the boat is prepared for departure and all guests have arrived . For the scheduled transfer to the resort you need to be in Sorong by 10:30am
  • The boat leaves at least at 12:00 pm and we strongly recommend to arrange the flights accordingly
  • If guests arrive late the staff will do the best to accommodate them;  however they can't wait for long time if there are other guest on board.  In this case special transfer need to be arranged for an extra cost.


  • On departure day the boat leaves the resort at 6:00 am  to reach flights departing from Sorong after 10:00 o’clock; please book you flight after 11:00 am


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