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Papua Paradise Resort

Papua Paradise Resort is like Mother Nature at its best.

Papua Paradise Resort is surrounded with pristine reefs, a myriad of tropical birds and unspoiled flora making the uninhabited island of Birie a haven for both divers and non-divers in the heart of Raja Ampat. The resort is built in traditional style and offers you an exceptional high standard of service and comfort, the ideal retreat away from civilisation where you can only hear the echoing sound of the birds and the waves lapping under the bungalows.

The 16 local architectural inspired, built on stilts waterfront bungalows made from local natural materials such as bamboo and palm leafs on the north west side of the island overlook a long stretch of the house reef with world class diving and the jungle paths around the border of the peninsula that are surrounded by magnificent untamed wilderness and enormous towering trees.

Just like the bungalows, the delightful waterfront restaurant overlooks the pristine house reef and it is the ideal place to unwind and refuel after your daily adventures on the island. The restaurant offers a range of European and Indonesian Cuisine on buffet style and this means that no effort is spared in the resort’s kitchen to ensure the highest quality levels of food are served. All locally grown produce available is purchased from villages in the surrounding islands as well as collecting it from the resort’s own vegetable garden, while some other items are purchased from the local port of Sorong. If you are a fan of bread, cakes and pasta you are in for a treat as it is all homemade and served fresh here.

Papua Paradise Divers is a PADI 5 star dive centre located on the resort’s grounds run by a very enthusiastic team of local dive guides and western instructors. To ensure you make the most out of your diving experience, the dive centre operates 4 guests to one guide standard with great emphasis on customer service and professional standards. When diving the house reef be ready for that special encounter with mandarin fish, manta rays, wobbegongs, bamboo and reef sharks and the occasional dugong.

When you are not diving or relaxing, the nearby islands and wild jungle forests are ideal to fill your day with different activities. Full day boat trips can be organised locally to the beautiful passage and hidden bay as well as Mushroom Island and a visit to manta point and bat cave. Arafi Village and a visit to the waterfall are also available and should not be missed out.

Board Basis

Full board diver breakfast, lunch and dinner, up to 4 dives a day with tanks, weights, guide, beach towel, water, fruits and hot tea.
Water Villa Exteriior

Deluxe Water Bungalows

The spacious waters bungalows on stilts feature a double room, a massive balcony with sun loungers and a hammock where you can just lay and enjoy the slight breeze and the glamorous sunset after a hard day diving some of the best reefs in the world.

  • Fan
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mosquito Net
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Hammock
  • En-suite Facilities
  • Private Balcony

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Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

Lured by the promise of world-class reefs and adrenaline-fueled shark encounters Marcelina Jesus ventures to the wild islands of Fiji.

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactly what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Raja Ampat

As always with Ultimate Diving, our holiday was very well organised and ran smoothly. All the information given to us , was correct, so no nasty surprises. All transfers and pick ups were all there on time. Our thanks once again to Marcelina Jesus for sorting out the few problems that arose from the Airlines continually altering their schedules.

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Papua Paradise Divers

Papua Paradise Resort

Papua Paradise Divers is a PADI 5 star dive centre located on the grounds of the Papua Paradise Resort operating with high emphasis on customer service and professional standards. Here you will have the opportunity to dive some great reefs with spectacular marine life. Your daily dive trips will include special encounters with a range of creatures ranging from schooling manta rays to recently discovered astonishing pipefish and seahorse species.

Papua Paradise Divers 7 dive boats are designed and built for safe and comfortable diving and equipped with oxygen, first aid kits, fresh towels, hot drinks, snacks and fruit, as well as VHF Radio and standard marine safety equipment. The enthusiastic crew is always standing by to assist you in all aspects of the dive and answer any questions you may have.

The dive centre is also equipped with new and well maintained Aqualung equipment, 8, 12 and 15 litre tanks and NITROX 32% which is free of charge when you pre book the unlimited diving package.

Please Note:

All guests visiting the area of Raja Ampat National Park are subject to pay an entrance fee. At the moment the amount is 500K Indonesia Rupiah (£26). Rates are subject to change whiteout prior notice.



Equipment Rental & Additional Diving

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Scuba Diver

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Dive Course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, The PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Scuba Review

Refresh your scuba diving skills and knowledge. Go over important dive safety concepts.

You’ll go over important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Your PADI Professional will have you practice putting your gear together and doing a pre-dive safety check with your buddy. In the water, you’ll review all the basic scuba skills with a focus on good buoyancy control.

Medic First Aid (EFR)

First Aid course - To be completed with Rescue Diver Course unless you already hold a first certificate (please bring this to the dive centre if you wish to complete the course).

This course is to teach you how to administer First Aid to a person. Various skills will be learnt such as CPR, types of injury and bandaging.

PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include: