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Resort based diving in Raja Ampat offers divers and snorkellers a world-class experience and plenty of reward both on the reefs and islands in this remote location.

Renowned as the epi-centre of the Coral Triangle, a visit to Raja Ampat is rewarding for both divers and snorkellers, where you can expect an unparalleled marine biodiversity. This is an area of pristine beauty, where 75% of the world’s corals and over 1,400 fish species are found in the protected waters.

Resorts are reached by speed boat and can be visited throughout the year. Scheduled transfers allow for stays from seven to 21 nights. The itinerary below is based on a ten-night trip to Papua Paradise Resort.

This remote area offers breathtaking views, unique landscapes, a mind-blowing underwater experience and plenty of topside nature. The journey is worth it!

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for Manado, Indonesia

  2. Day 2: Arrive Manado, overnight stay

  3. Day 3: Fly to Sorong and transfer to resort

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your resort. Check in for a ten night stay and enjoy your first evening at leisure.

  4. Days 4-11 : Dive the spectacular reefs of Raja Ampat

    Your pre-booked dive pack begins today and includes daily boat dives as well as house reef diving. No matter which resort you choose, you will be mesmerised by the marine biodiversity found in this part of the world. Expect plenty of macro life on the reefs as well as huge schools of jacks and barracuda, bat fish, turtles, sharks, rays, huge grouper, manta rays and everything in between. Each resort has a variety of over 30 local dive sites which can be dived throughout the year.

  5. Day 12: Relax in resort

    Enjoy your last day here by either relaxing in resort or organising a local excursion.

  6. Day 13: Fly to Manado, overnight stay

    Today you will be transferred back to the airport and begin your journey home. A further overnight stay is required in Manado due to flight schedules.

  7. Day 14: Depart Manado

    Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK.

  8. Day 15: Arrive UK

You should note: Diving and snorkelling can be enjoyed throughout the year from some of our featured resorts, others are best visited during the best season due to their location.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 15 days from £3,875 pp
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 2 nights hotel in Manado
    • 10 nights resort in Raja Ampat
    • All meals in resort (breakfast only in Manado)
    • Up to 4 boat dives/day (8 days)
    • Tanks, weights & Nitrox
    • Transfers
Featured location:

Raja Ampat

Known as ‘The Four Kings’, Raja Ampat is an is an archipelago of majestic islands at the epi-centre of the Coral Triangle. Relatively unexplored until recently, it is the most bio-diverse marine region on earth and is now at the top of many divers’ wish lists.

  • Ideal for viewing: manta ray, bumphead parrotfish, pygmy seahorse, napoleon wrasse, tassled wobbegong shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Manta ray, Reef diving
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Misool Eco Resort

Fringed with powder white sand beaches and protected by stunning clear lagoon and abundant reefs, this exclusive private island resort sits in a prime position within the vast Raja Ampat archipelago.

Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Featuring over water bungalows with views of the house reef, this resort is located on Birie island. A haven for both divers and non-divers, the marine life and flora found here are exceptional.

Sorido Bay Resort

Located on a beautiful deep lagoon with a white sand beach on Kri Island, this traditional resort with just seven cottages is ideal to access some of the most spectacular dive sites in Raja Ampat.