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Papua Paradise Eco Resort

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Papua Paradise Eco Resort

4 star hotel
Birie Island, Raja Ampat, Office in Sorong: Jl Danau Towuti RT 004/RW 006 Lorong Jl Danau Poso Kelurahan Rufei, Sorong Barat, Sorong 98412, Indonesia
26 rooms
FREE Internet

Gangga Divers

PADI 5 star dive center
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Birie Island, Raja Ampat, Office in Sorong: Jl Danau Towuti RT 004/RW 006 Lorong Jl Danau Poso Kelurahan Rufei, Sorong Barat, Sorong 98412, Indonesia

Package highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular diving, the flexibility of daily boat transfers from Sorong Airport, elaborate Indonesian cuisine and Raja Ampat's only luxury spa at Papua Paradise Eco Resort
  • There's a 5* PADI dive center directly on site, operating daily dive trips for small groups of 1:4 intsrutor to diver ratio, from a fleet of 10 purpose-built boats
  • Explore the world's richest reef system with over 600 coral varieties and 1300 reef fish species
  • Dive with photogenic mandarin fish, mantas, wobbegongs and sharks, and bump into the occasional dugong
  • After a full day of exhilarating diving, relax with a cocktail at the hotel's stunning over-water Sunset Bar and Lounge
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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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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: 30%
  • 75 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 97 days prior to arrival
  • 15% will be charged if you cancel between 97 and 67 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 67 and 52 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 52 and 37 days prior to arrival
  • 80% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 22 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Papua Paradise Eco 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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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

  • Gangga Divers is a 5* PADI dive center in the heart of Raja Ampat
  • International, experienced dive team
  • Fleet of 10 boats designed and built for safe and comfortable diving
  • Fish ID library, air-conditioned camera room, storage facilities
  • Dive boats with safety gear, lifejackets, spare equipment, GPS and satellite phone
  • Four Coltri Compressors, Nitrox membrane system, gas blending station
  • Daily dive trips and recreational PADI training courses
  • Small group sizes (4 divers per guide)

Description

Gangga Divers in Papua Paradise is one of the few 5* PADI dive centers in Raja Ampat. 

Facilities include equipment crates, washtubs, drying facilities, Aqualung rental equipment, free WiFi, air-conditioned camera room, fish ID library and a shop. There are four on-site Coltri Compressors, Nitrox membrane system and one continuous gas blending station. 

Purpose-built dive vessels offer oxygen, first aid kits, lifejackets, spare equipment, a VHF radio, fresh towels, drinking water, warm drinks and snacks. The dive center offers multilingual instructors and boat crews with an intimate knowledge of local seas. 

Daily dive trips depart in the morning, afternoon and night. A full range of recreational PADI courses are offered, including PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality.

Group sizes are small (max four divers to one guide). Nitrox is available free of charge for Nitrox certified divers. 

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Indonesian

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Garden

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Camera Station

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Activities

  • Hiking

Resort Description

Papua Paradise Eco Resort is located in the heart of Raja Ampat, surrounded by world-renowned reefs.

Raja Ampat offers jungle-covered islands and sloping reefs, drift diving and nutrient-rich waters. The unique region is home to more than 600 hard coral varieties and 1,300+ species of reef fish- 75% of the worldwide total. It’s not uncommon to spot dugongs and hawksbill turtles.

Twenty-five overwater bungalows are on offer to guests. On land, jungle paths wind through dense vegetation filled with towering trees and exotic birds. Each bungalow comes with a private balcony with sunset views. 

The resort’s overwater, open-sided restaurant serves European and Indonesian cuisine in the form of daily buffets. Evening turn-down and laundry services are available and unlimited drinking water is provided. 

Kayaking, snorkeling and hiking and bird watching are available. 

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport is Dominique Edward Osok (SOQ) in Sorong which is a 2 hour boat ride from the nearest West Papua port of Sorong.
  • Transfer from/to Sorong is available for an additional charge. 
  • From Sorong to Resort: Boat transfers happen at 2 pm every day - please arrange your flights accordingly.
  • You will be greeted at the airport and accompanied to the jetty where you'll await the transfer.
  • Early arrivals will be brought to a local hotel lobby where refreshments will be provided (free WiFi, lunch or breakfast).

Departure

  • Once you have checked out at reception, the team will take you back to the airport via boat (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • From Resort to Sorong: Boat departure time is 7 am. If your flight is earlier than 10:30 am, you will be transferred to Sorong the day before your flight.

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