Raja Ampat

An absolute heaven of underwater biodiversity

The marine life in Raja Ampat ranges from the largest manta rays to the smallest pygmy seahorses. A complete menu of macro and pelagic action for the keen photographer.

Insider's View

Raja Ampat is stunningly beautiful area both above and below the water level. Raja Ampat’s startling underwater diversity is impressive and ranges from pounded slopes that drop away beneath the cliffs to deep bays, blue water mangrove channels, plankton rich upwelling areas to the Dampier Strait with unique fish assemblages that when taken together, add to produce the most impressive species list ever compiled on one of the world’s richest coral reef systems located right at the heart of the Coral Triangle.

The beauty of Raja Ampat is indeed defined by the natural landscapes surrounding the islands above and below water with a selection of dive sites just minutes away from your resort.

Insider's View

OUR HOLIDAY PRODUCTS

All levels

Pelagic & Critters

Mar-Oct

Indonesia

UD Rating – 4 Star

S/Y Indo Siren

Philippines, The Visayas

Experience diving the world’s top rated dive sites in comfort and luxury. Offering 7 and 10 nights’ itineraries, the S/Y Indo Siren will take you on an unforgettable adventure to the Komodo National Park.

  • Rebreather friendly
  • Photography stations available
  • Aqua Lung Equipment included
  • NITROX free of charge
  • Max 16 guests / 4 dives a day
  • Dive Komodo National Park

Advanced

Critters & Pelagic

Oct-Apr

Raja Ampat

UD Rating – 4 Star

Dewi Nusantara

The majestic Dewi Nusantara offers outstanding style, comfort and unforgettable diving itineraries around the Raja Ampat archipelago, Banda Sea and the Komodo National Park.

  • A floating 5 star hotel
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive “The Four Kings”
  • Maximum 18 guests
  • Up to 4 dives a day
  • Photography facilities available

3 Stars

Oct - Apr

25 Hours + Stopover

Advanced

From £3595

Papua Paradise Resort

Indonesia, Raja Ampat

The resort is surrounded by pristine reefs and unspoiled flora right in the heart of Raja Ampat and the famous Coral Triangle making it an unforgettable holiday for divers and nature enthusiasts.

  • Located on Birie Island
  • 16 waterfront bungalows
  • True paradise getaway
  • Phenomenal house reef
  • PADI 5* Dive Centre
  • NITROX free of charge

3 Stars

Oct - Apr

25 Hours + Stopover

Advanced

From £3320

Raja Ampat Dive Lodge

Indonesia, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Dive Lodge is built along the fine white sands of Yenpapir Beach, a gently sloping white beach with crystal clear waters that calmly caresses the shores and backs into a pristine rainforest

  • Located on Mansuar Island
  • Explore, dive & rejuvenate
  • 20 bungalows available
  • Designed with eco awareness
  • Great house reef off the jetty
  • Open year round

3 Stars

Oct - April

25 Hours + Stopover

Advanced

From £3450

Raja4divers

Indonesia, Raja Ampat

Raja4Divers is set along a beautiful coconut palm fringed beach in Pulau Pef where you can find the limestone ‘mushroom’ islands, pristine blue water mangroves and great bays with world class diving.

  • Located on Pulau Pef
  • Open Year Round
  • Private Island Resort
  • NITROX free of charge
  • Astounding house reef
  • Only 6 water bungalows

All levels

Pelagic & Critters

Mar-Oct

Indonesia

UD Rating – 3 Star

MV Mermaid I - Indonesia

Indonesia, Komodo & Lesser Sunda

The Mermaid I offerslivebaord trips around Bali, Komodo and Raja Ampat. The diving in this region is wildly diverse, you can encounter a variety of marine life from the smallest of seahorses to the giant Mola, Mola Sunfish.

  • Max 15 guests/up to 4 dives per day
  • Choice of cabins / inc all meals
  • Routes Bali, Komodo & Raja Ampat
  • Nitrox available (additional fee)
  • Diverse marine life
  • Great for photographers

All levels

Pelagic & Critters

Mar-Oct

Indonesia

UD Rating – 3 Star

MV Mermaid II - Indonesia

Indonesia, Komodo & Lesser Sunda

The Mermaid 2 offers great 8/10 night trips around Bali and Komodo. The diving in this region is very diverse and you can encounter animals from the smallest seahorses to the giant Sunfish.

  • Max 17 guests / up to 4 dives per day
  • Choice of cabins / inc all meals
  • Routes Bali, Komodo & Raja Ampat
  • Diverse marine life
  • Great for photographers
  • Nitrox available (additional fee)

Marcelina

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Mr & Mrs Boyes in Raja Ampat

Mr & Mrs Boyes' trip to Raja Ampat organised by Marcelina at Ultimate Diving.

Mr & Mrs Boyes in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat - Orangutan Wildlife & River Safari


Tour Type: Wildlife Tours

Arrival in Tarakan, transfer in to Swiss Bell Tarakan, overnight.

Papua Explorers Spa


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Jetty spa with stunning views of Dampier Strait and a wide range of spa services.

Batanta Island Waterfall Trip


Tour Type: Nature Tours

Batanta Island is a beautiful island around 30 minutes by boat from Papua Paradise Eco Resort. Leaving at 8am the tour starts with a short walk through the mangroves to a small but beautiful waterfall.

Destination Fact File

An absolute heaven of underwater biodiversity

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Destination Details

Internal Flights & Luggage All flights going to Sorong have to stop in Manado or Makassar. There are flights available on a daily basis with a number of Indonesian Airlines. When flying from Manado or Makassar to Raja Ampat your hold luggage allowance will be between 15KG and 20KG and 1 piece of hand luggage depending on the airline. Please note that excess luggage cannot be pre-booked and will be charged at check in.
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the resort or boat. Transfer times are as follows: From Sorong to Birie Island: 2 hours and 25 minutes by car and boat
Dive Season Most liveaboard operators visit Raja Ampat between October and the end of April, although it is possible to find a few boats running trips all the year round. Some resorts and dive operators tend to close between July and mid-September as this season brings very strong winds and rain causing rough seas. The visibility around Raja Ampat is not perfect but you can expect 10 to 30 metres depending on where you dive. Some of the dive sites will not have any currents allowing for a very easy and relaxing dive whilst others will have very strong and fierce currents present, bringing in the very important nutrient-rich waters that constantly bath the reefs and create the ideal habitat for small and larger fish.