Raja 4 Divers

Raja4Divers dive resort is situated on Pulau Pef which is one of the most beautiful islands in Raja Ampat. Dripping in lush virgin tropical jungle, the island’s spectacular bays, blue lagoons, white sand beaches, hidden lakes, 'mushroom' outcrops, ancient rock art on karst cliffs, pristine blue-water mangroves, virgin jungle, and exotic wildlife are waiting to be explored. The island is surrounded by the world's richest reefs offering spectacular dive sites.

The resort nestles along a palm fringed, west facing beach, with spectacular sunsets right in front of the bungalows. With only eight bungalows and unrivaled service levels its one of the most exclusive diving resorts in Raja Ampat. The Papuan style bungalows are built on stilts and are designed to maximize airflow. Each spacious bungalow features indoor/outdoor ensuite bathrooms, mini-fridge, mosquito netting and electrical adapters. Each morning is a treat, with the sounds of exotic jungle birds in the forest off the beach. With steps leading down to the sea, each bungalow’s large deck offers spectacular views particularly at sunset. The open overwater restaurant serves three meals a day using the freshest local ingredients. The Sunset Lounge is a wonderful gathering place to have a sundowner and share stories of the day. 

The reefs of Raja Ampat are referred to as a ‘species factories’, replenishing other reef ecosystems by sweeping coral larvae across the Indian and Pacific Oceans via their strong currents. In the general area surrounding Pulau Pef, it is possible to experience a myriad of dive sites, where you could encounter almost everything underwater. This is not just another diving destination, it is the Holy Grail for scientists, topside and underwater photographers, novice and advanced divers alike.

The Dive Centre sports several qualified local dive guides with sunny personalities. While the Dive Centre is located in the main building at the start of the jetty, the wet / dry storage areas are conveniently located at the pier at the end of the jetty, where dive briefings are held and the dive boats are docked. Rental gear is available as well as a library of marine reference guides. Photographers are welcome to use the air-conditioned camera room for storage and set-up of their imaging gear. Pulau Pef is a mini Raja Ampat offering not only world class diving and snorkeling on the house reef and a large variety of dive sites surrounding the island, but also other exciting activities close to nature - hiking, climbing, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, walking, imaging, birding or just plain relaxing!

The dive centre is managed by a professional PADI instructor, backed by valuable local knowledge and experienced dive guides. While the dive centre is located in the main building at the start of the jetty, the wet and dry storage areas are conveniently located at the end of the jetty where dive briefings are held and from where we dive at the house reef or board the boats. 
 
An air-conditioned camera room equipped with a 27” iMac is available for camera set-up and storage.
 
Equipped with a Bauer Mariner 320-E and a Bauer M250B compressor, as well as a Nitrox membrane system, Raja4Divers offers unlimited diving - up to three guided boat dives daily plus a night dive and unlimited diving at the house reef. The use of Nitrox 32 is encouraged and offered free of charge to certified Enriched Air Divers. In order to become Nitrox certified, ask about completing the PADI Enriched Air Specialty course during your trip. Other courses only on request. 
 
Diving and snorkelling conditions are good year round, with the water temperature a constant 28-30°C (82-86°F) and visibility averaging 10-20m. In Raja Ampat in general it is normal for water visibility to seem a bit ‘reduced’ due to the excessive amounts of nutrients present, which in fact nourish these rich reefs via tidal currents. Currents converging around a reef point can tend to cause a stupendous diversity of fish schools to congregate, a phenomenon that has made Raja Ampat famous. 
 
The thickness of wetsuit neoprene versus lycra skin is a personal preference. For divers and snorkellers it is strongly advised to wear a full suit as a barrier against hydroids on the abundant reefs and the possibility of marine ‘stingers’ in the water. The use of gloves is discouraged to enforce protection of the reef.
 
In order to maximise comfort and convenience it is highly recommended to bring your own soft-gear: wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins and booties. Limited rental gear is available: BCD, regulator, dive computer, and dive torch, however in order to avoid disappointment be sure to book items at least 60 days in advance.
 
The 3 dive boats are fast, quiet and fuel-efficient by using twin Yamaha 50hp 4-stroke outboard engines and are equipped with built-in sun protection. They have been especially custom-fitted for maximum comfort with a ratio of one dive guide to four divers and a maximum of eight divers per boat. Each dive boat is equipped with standard safety equipment on all trips - first aid kit, oxygen, tools, compass and anchor, as well as dedicated padded camera crate, drinking water and towels. 
 
Dedicated diving insurance such as DIVERS ALERT NETWORK (or similar), which covers emergency evacuation is mandatory, since Raja Ampat is extremely remote. Conservative diving and safe practices are strongly encouraged, dive computers are mandatory and the focus is strictly on non-decompression diving, with slow controlled ascents. An SMB (surface marker buoy) is mandatory, and will be issued - if required - to all divers for the duration of their trip.
 

Arrival

  • Friday arrival in Indonesia
  • Saturday morning before 09:30h arrival in Sorong 
  • Meet & greet at the airport Sorong
  • Breakfast buffet in a hotel in Sorong
  • 10:00h departure from the hotel to the harbour by taxi (approx. 15 minutes)
  • Boat transfer to Pulau Pef (approx. 3 ½ hours).

 
Departure

  • Friday afternoon at around 15.00h departure from Pulau Pef to Sorong (approx. 3 ½ hours)
  • Taxi from the harbour to the hotel in Sorong (approx. 15 minutes)
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Dinner
  • Saturday: Taxi from the hotel to the airport Sorong (approx. 10 minutes)
  • Departure from Sorong

 
Sorong in West Papua, Indonesia, is the gateway city serving the Raja Ampat archipelago. No international flights currently arrive at or depart from Sorong and all connections must be made from within Indonesia, typically requiring an overnight flight from Jakarta. It is also possible to reach Sorong via Denpasar (Bali), Ujung Pandang (Makassar), Manado, Ambon, etc., although connections can be quite complicated. 
 

Country: 
Special: 

15% off Discount
​Now-Sep 29, 2018

New bookings only. Cannot be combined with other offers.