Raja Ampat Dive Lodge
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Great value dive resort at Raja Ampat, Papua Sep 22, 2010
Raja Ampat as the most famous diving destination in Indonesia, actually has not so many dive resort to go dive and stay with.
There are only several options if you google, and almost all of them are top range, minimum $200/day of stay and a little impossible to cater a short stay of the visit, probably due to their remote locations.
This resort, is exceptional. Raja Ampat Dive Resort is the only one to my knowledge, that is simply able to cater any period of stay that we want and in a quite affordable rate, still hassle free.
For local Indonesia, the stay and meal cost is $50 per day, and $40/dive on the popular area.
Remote diving sites may require additional fuel charge, which is make sense, considering the distance, fuel eater boat, and fuel price on the area.
The resort itself is quite basic, however, it still cater all the needs that are possibly required.
They have options for basic room, medium room (more space, better balcony with hammock) or the best room (it is similar to the honeymoon suite villa, haha). During low season, in my experience, they would even let you stay in a better room for the same rate as the basic room.
Staff are friendly, and not only big 3 meals/day, sometime they have snack/dessert during coffee break too. Tea-coffee-water are free at all times, bring your own bottle, safer for the environment!
No phone signal, no internet....birds singing as your morning alarm is the thing they offer, besides off course the dive itself.
Arrangement is best made via email, or SMS.
Once done, you will be taken care since your arrival in Sorong airport, although the fast boat ticket would cost you separately (about $13/trip from Sorong harbour to Waisai, where their boat will pick you up to their resort in Waiwo)
This resort is definitely recommended for those divers that are travelling in a budget to Raja Ampat, although budget here means still about $150/day for 3dives/day and 1 night stay.
Foreigner needs to pay a little higher, but it is still below the other resort offerings.
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Raja Ampat Dive Lodge Overview
With its central location, Raja Ampat Dive Lodge is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Irian Jaya / Papua. All hotel's guestrooms have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suit guests' utmost comforts. Each guestroom has internet access – wireless, in room safe, hair dryer. The basic amenities provided at this Irian Jaya / Papua accommodation comprise restaurant, laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities, Wi-Fi in public areas. With elegant facilities and hospitality, guests at this hotel will surely have an impressive stay. To make your reservation at the Raja Ampat Dive Lodge via our secure online booking form, please submit your visit dates.
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