PAPUA EXPLORERS DIVE RESORT LTD

Pantai Pinsilim Kampung Yenwaupnor, Kec Meos Mansar Kab. Raja Ampat, 98484 Papua Barat
Indonesia

Telephone +62 811 8000511
raja@papuaexplorers.com

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boot 2017 hall map (Hall 3): stand F83

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Product category: Diving Schools, Diving Trips, Diving Centers, Beach Hotels, Waterfront Properties

RAJA AMPAT DIVING

Raja Ampat diving casts a spell on all who descend into its abundant waters – scientists, photographers, novice and lifetime divers alike.

Lying in the heart of the Coral Triangle, the Raja Ampat holds the prestigious title as the most marine bio-diverse place on earth – quite a title; but also fact. At its most recent count in 2011 the region of Raja Ampat was recognized to contain 1427 reef fishes, over 600 coral species (75% of the world’s coral species can be found here), not to mention the pelagic life that is abundant in the area.

To dive in Raja Ampat is breathtakingly spectacular, and truly unforgettable. Hard and soft corals compete for space on reefs that are bursting with life and colour. Swarms of small fish such as damsels, fusiliers and anthias mill about on the reef flats, while not too far away the large schools of tuna, trevally and mackerel congregate. Batfish, surgeonfish and barracuda aggregate around jettys and reef points, while angel and butterflyfish decorate both the reef flats and jagged coral towers that are home to abundant marine life. Large fish species include napoleon wrasse, bumpheads and giant sweetlips, and being in shark sanctuary not a day goes by where divers don’t spot one of the many species of reef shark in the area. And of course, there are the manta rays: reef mantas at nearby cleaning stations, the majestic oceanic manta in open water, and during the right season any given dive site may yield magnificent mantas gliding by.There are really no words to describe diving in Raja Ampat, it must be experienced and is truly unforgettable, and diving over 50 sites in the area we ensure all our guest visit all of the abundant highlights this region has to offer.

Located within 30 minutes of most of our dive sites, Raja Ampat’s spectacular underwater world is easily accessible by boat.

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FREEDIVING

Imagine freediving down to explore the sea… weightless, silent and un-restrained. Free of equipment with no bubbles and noise, it’s just you and the marine life around you as you glide through the water, you are completely relaxed and immersed in the marine world.

Papua Explorers also offers freediving courses and packages.

This is freediving.

On a single breath you can explore the world’s watery places in the calmest and serene of ways; you can be a part of the marine world, not just a visitor. Join us in a Freedive Course and (re)discover your ability to freedive, all in the pristine marine surrounds of Raja Ampat.

Freediving Courses
Discover : ½ Day
Discover freediving in Raja Ampat and experience the serenity of breath-hold diving. While this ½ day course is not a certification, it will allow you to experience one water session and a little of what is about so you can decide if you want to continue further.

Level 1 : 2 Days
During the Level 1 course, we will introduce you to this purest form of diving in a safe and non- competitive environment. You will learn proper breathing techniques, familiarize yourself with diaphragm breathing and take a deep breath like you never have before! You will be guided to acquire the proper skills and knowledge to participate in diving to depths of up to 20 meters in the most relaxed, calm and safest manner possible. We will also guide you through the skills necessary to train your body to be more efficient with breath-holding, gain better respiration and muscle flexibility and learn new skills to take your diving to the next level.

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DIVE CENTRE

Our dive team currently consists of:

  • 11 skilled Indonesian dive guides, which are trained to up-to-date standards,
  • 4 dive guide trainees from surrounding villages,
  • 5 multinational PADI instructors, with various specialties,
  • one free-diving (and yoga) instructor,
  • 10 highly trained and experienced boat drivers,
  • 10 helpful and attentive boat crew members,
  • and 2 compressor technicians,
  • all of whom are happy to assist you at our PADI 5 Star Dive Center.

The Papua Explorers management team consists of a variety of nationalities, namely Indonesia, Germany, France, Australia and Turkey. We are determined to employ and train a majority of local Papuan staff in all departments.

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Learn to dive or improve your diving in the most marine biodiverse place on earth!

As a PADI Five Star Dive Centre we offer a variety of diving courses, and pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and diver comfort and safety.  We have 3 PADI scuba instructors and 1 freediving instructor at the resort, and offer courses in English, French, German, Indonesian and Turkish.

Begin your diving adventure or gain your next level of certification here with us in Raja Ampat!

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About us

Company details

Papua Explorers Resort is located in the islands of Raja Ampat, which is on the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua. Raja Ampat translates into English as Four Kings and gets its name from a local mythology about four kings that occupy the four big islands; Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo and Misool. It’s a stunning archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, hosting thousands of species some of which are endemic to the region.

Raja Ampat Regency is a new regency which separated from Sorong Regency in 2004. It encompasses more than 40,000 km² of land and sea, which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia. It is a part of the newly named West Papua (province) of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya.

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 Raja Ampat 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.

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