Papua Explorers Resort
Papua Explorers Resort
Papua Explorers Dive Resort is located in the heart of Raja Ampat The famous scuba diving and snorkeling sites in Raja Ampat are 10 to 30 minutes from Papua Explorers Dive Resort. The resort is managed by seven people, including six dedicated instructors. Papua Explorers Dive Resort faces the Dampier Strait and is built on a jungle-clad peninsula attracting birds and wild animals. Feel free to explore by doing something like bird watching. Be on the lookout for the majestic Bird of Paradise.
The resort was built using traditional Papuan techniques and materials which reduces environmental impact.
The 12 Deluxe water bungalows are 775 sqft and offers a seating area, ceiling fan, private bathroom with hot showers, veranda, shampoos, towels, and twin or double beds.
The 2 Superior water bungalows are 600 sqtf and offer a private bathroom with hot shower, seating area, ceiling fan, mosquito net, hammocks and sun lounge, and veranda. Towels are also provided.
There is also 1 large family villa, built on the water. The family villa has two spacious bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms, as well as large living room in the middle and an extra-large private veranda on the outside furnished with hammocks and sun loungers.
Facilities available include a beachfront, bar, lounge, a 300m² restaurant, TV satellite, garden, spa facility, beauty treatment, and yoga. The restaurant provides a view of the rain forest as you enjoy both Indonesian cuisines as well as international dishes. Papua Explorers Dive Resort also features Wi-Fi hotspot areas, an on-site restaurant and lounge, spa, coffee/tea makers, laundry services, and transfer services.
Papua Explorers Resort provides a variety of excursions to challenge the divers. There are three boat dives per day at iconic dive sites. The resort boats offer one guide per six divers. Papua Explorers Dive Resort is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center offering the free diving excursion.
Free transfers are available to and from the resort or Sorong on Wednesdays and Sundays. Furthermore, the resort offers free use of kayaks and twice-weekly yoga sessions. There are over 50 sites accessible from Papua Explorers. The resort provides up to four dives per day. Free Nitrox is available for all qualified divers. A trip to The Passage and Manta is offered as part of pre-booked packages.
Dive sites offer abundant diversity. The highlights include; pelagics, fish, manta rays, wobbegong sharks, reef sharks, turtles, walking sharks, tuna, Spanish mackerel, pygmy sea horses, ghost pipefish, barracuda, nudibranchs galore, crustacean and stunning pristine coral reefs.
Papua Explorers Dive Resort works in collaboration with scientists and local community members for sustainable conservation of Raja Ampat’s marine life.
The name of Raja Ampat comes from local mythology that tells about a woman who finds seven eggs. Four of the seven eggs hatch and become kings that occupy four of Raja Ampat’s biggest islands whilst the other three become a ghost, a woman, and a stone.
History shows that it was once a part of Tidore Kingdom, an influential kingdom from Maluku. Yet, after the Dutch invaded Maluku, it was shortly claimed by the Netherlands. The main occupation for people around this area is fishing since the area is dominated by the sea. They live in a small colony of tribes that spreads around the area. Although traditional culture still strongly exists, they are very welcoming to visitors.