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 within 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. Papua Explorers Dive Resort has 15 water bungalows in two categories, deluxe water cottage and superior water cottage.

The deluxe water cottage offers facilities such as sofas, ceiling fan, hot shower, veranda, camera equipment, shampoos, towels, and twin or double beds. The superior water cottages offer a private bathroom, ceiling fan, mosquito net, hammocks and sun lounge, and veranda. Towels are also provided.

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.

Papua Explorers Dive Resort offers free transfers 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.

Papua Explorers 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.

General Information

Papua Explorers Resort is constructed using traditional Papuan construction methods and local, natural materials. Our water bungalows are designed to be in perfect harmony with the exotic surrounding, allowing the guests to feel the breeze from the rainforests, enjoy the songs of the tropical birds and soothe their souls with the flutter of the waves. Our 300 m2, over-the- sea restaurant and lounge is designed to offer a relaxing environment to enjoy various international and local dishes freshly prepared in our restaurant and to refresh and relax between the dives.

Travel Highlights

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 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. Their religion is dominantly Christian.

Marine Life

Raja Ampat’s Biodiversity in numbers :More than 1,300 species of coral reef fish.Five species of rare and endangered sea turtles including the hawksbill sea turtle, 600 species of hard coral within the Bird’s Head Seascape—75% of the total for the entire world, 13 marine mammal species including the dugong, 700 species of mollusk—including 7 giant clam species, 57 species of mantis shrimp within the Bird’s Head Seascape

Location

Papua Explorers Resort is located in the heart of Raja Ampat, which is on the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua. Most famous dive sites of Raja Ampat are on our doorstep within 10 to 30 minutes boat rides. At Papua Explorers, you won’t have annoying, long boat rides for hours to get to the dive sites, pay extra to dive at Dampier Strait or be limited by the number of dives you can do at these sites. You have the freedom to choose from more than 50 dive sites around us.