Raja Ampat Dive Lodge is located on the island Mansuar on Yenpapir Beach, on the southern tip of Waigeo. From here, the well known dive sites of the area are quickly reached. The transfer from Sorong to the island takes about 3 hours by speed boat. The regular transfer days between Sorong and the island are Friday and Saturday. Divers can stay for 7 nights from Friday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday each week.
Accommodation & Facilities
The Raja Ampat Dive Lodge is under management by Grand Komodo Tours, a long established Indonesian Dive company. Grand Komodo has already been successfully operating 5 dive cruise ships in Indonesia for a number of years. In October 2009 their own dive resort Raja Ampat Dive Lodge was started.
The resort features 10 duplex deluxe bungalows with air-conditioning for up to 20 guests. It is beautifully situated amidst lush vegetation on a white sandy beach. All bungalows have comfortable furnishings, aircon and either two single beds or one double bed. All rooms have private tiled bathrooms and a terrace with seating.
In the main house is the lounge area where the daily meals are taken. There is a small library and the bar area. The resort organizes land tours, especially recommended is the bird watching tour on the neighbouring island.
One transfer from Sorong to the resort operates each Friday and each Saturday. If guests arrive of different flights during the day on Friday or Saturday, resort staff will pick them up at the airport and will take them to the Royal Mamberamo Hotel to relax and wait. The resort boat departs immediately once all guests have arrived in Sorong.
For the transfer from the resort to Sorong on Friday or Saturday, if there are 2 groups and they take different flight schedules, the resort will arrange two transfers:
1st boat transfer at 5.30am for guests booked at 9.25am from Sorong to Manado.
2nd boat transfer at 7.00am for guests booked at 11.40am or 12noon from Sorong to Jakarta or Denpasar (via Ujung Pandang).
Raja Ampat Dive Lodge has stable mobile phone reception. Common areas have wireless internet access for guests.