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Gurara Dive Resort – Waigeo Island – Raja Ampat

Whether you’re a tourist or traveling on business, Gurara Dive Resort Raja Ampat is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Raja Ampat. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 10km away, and it normally takes about 20 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

At Gurara Dive Resort Raja Ampat, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. A selection of top-class facilities such as gift/souvenir shop, airport transfer, BBQ facilities, laundry service, 24-hour check-in can be enjoyed at the hotel.

11 rooms spread over floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as air conditioning, shower, mosquito net, shared bathroom can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Raja Ampat, the Gurara Dive Resort Raja Ampat is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

Rooms and Rates:
– Deluxe – Direct Ocean View : USD 85/person/night/sharing room
– Deluxe Queen Room with window : USD 75/person/night/sharing room
– Single Supplement/no share : USD 35 + room rate above

Above rate including breakfast and taxes, we add USD 20/night/room apply from Oct 01-April 30 due to high and peak season.

 

 

 

Raja Ampat Dive Resort – Waigeo Island – Raja Ampat

RAJA AMPAT DIVE RESORT
The Raja Ampat, or “Four Kings,” archipelago encompasses more than 9.8 million acres of land and sea off the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. Located in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat possibly hold the richest variety of species in the world.

The area’s massive coral colonies show that its reefs are resistant to threats like coral bleaching and disease —threats that now jeopardize the survival of corals around the world. In addition, Raja Ampat’s strong ocean currents sweep coral larvae across the Indian and Pacific Oceans to replenish other reef ecosystems.

HOW TO GET THERE DIVE RESORT AT RAJA AMPAT
The easiest wayto get to Raja Ampat is to fly Sorong via Jakarta or Singapore. Domestic Travelers can also fly via Makassar or Manado.

From Singapore :
Silk Air operates regularly from Singapore to Manado. From Manado to Sorong regular flights are offered by Lion Air and Merpati. It is easiest to check with a local Indonesian Travel Agent or directly with the airline for the lastest domestic flights available.

From Jakarta or Bali:
Merpati, Express Air and Lion Wings operate daily flights from Jakarta to Sorong (with stopovers in Ujung Pandang/Makassar and/or Manado)

RAJA AMPAT DIVE RESORT SERVICES:

RESORT FACILITIES:
– All rooms with Fan and Air Condition
– Comfortable Bed Room
– Hot and Cold Shower/outdoor and indoor
– Verandah / Balcony
– Open air and Indoor Restaurant
– Long Jetty

DIVING FACILITIES;
– Diving Equipment/Dive Center/Dive Rental
– 02 Dive Boat with 150 and 200 Hp
– Dingy with capacity of 06 and 10 Divers
– Compressor
– Oxygen
– First Aid
– 03 Dive Master and 02 Instructor

SCUBA DIVING
Raja Ampat Island is the most western district of the Indonesian province of Papua. Raja Ampat consists of an area surrounding four major island off the western coast of Birds Head Panisula of New Guinea Island. The western half of which is Indonesia and the eastern half, Papua New Guinea. The province was called Irian Jaya, and it’s a cluster of over 1500 small Islands.

Raja Ampat is the most bio-diverse location in the world more than 3000 species of fishes and over 300 species of corals have been identified here, in a single one and half hour dive you can identified more than 282 fish species and more than 400 species. Till this very day the area is virtually unexplored and unknown due to its size. This area as there are still many remnants of WW II. The Roughest seas and decreased visibility in the Raja Ampat area are from mid-June until the end of August. During the rest of the year, the sea is mostly very smooth whit good visibility.

Dive Sites Approx max 02 hours from Our Resort:
– Waisai Bay
– Kri Island
– Manta Point
– Sardine Reef
– Kaboei Bay Rock Island
– The Passage
– Waigeo
– Fam Island
– Gam Island
– Mansuar Island
– Aljui Bay
– Kabui Passage
– Manta Ally – Southwest Waigeo

TRANSFER SORONG-RAJA AMPAT RESORT-SORONG
WITH PUBLIC FERRY:

Sorong to Raja Ampat Eco Resort Waisai Waigeo Island:
Depart every day but not on Wednesday at 14.00 Pm

Ticket one way : Rp. 650.000/person
Return Tickets : Rp. 800.000/person

Raja Ampat Eco Resort Waisai of Waigeo Island to Sorong:
Depart every day but not on Sunday at 14.00 Pm

Ticket one way : Rp. 650.000/person
Return Tickets : Rp. 900.000/person
All prices above including airport pick up and return.

BIRD WATCHING
Raja Ampat offers exceptional opportunities for bird watching and WWII wreck hunting. Spectacular bird species in the area include the common sulphur-crested cockatoo, the large flightless cassowary, huge sea eagles, shockingly colourful Eclectus parrots and the incredible red bird of paradise Paradisea rubra, endemic to Waigeo and Batanta.

If wreck diving is your cup of tea, you’ll go nuts over the P-47 D Thunderbolt “Razorback” lying on its back 20 metres off the Wai island reef.

This US Air Force single-engin\e fighter-bomber was one of seven (“Tubby Flight” of 311th Fighter Squadron) which took off from Noemfoor Island on a bombing and strafing mission to Ambon on 21 October 1944, and was subsequently ditched after running out of fuel. The plane is in perfect shape, with only a nicked propeller blade. All dashboard instruments and wing armament remain intact. There are literally hundreds of other well-preserved wrecks — boats, tanks, airplanes — to be seen in the region, but most require special trips.

Dive Packages :
05 Days 04 Nights including 3 meals and 3 dives a day: Euro 1.750/person/twin share

06 Days 05 Nights including 3 meals and 3 dives a day: Euro 1.990/person/twin share

07 days 06 Nights including 3 meals and 3 dives a day: Euro 2.150/person/twin share

08 Days 07 nights including 3 meals and 3 dives a day: Euro 2.350/person/twin share

10 Days 09 Nights including 3 meals and 3 dives a day: Euro 2.650/person/twin share

High and peak season apply from Oct 01-April 30 with additional surcharge for room rates and dive package is Euro 45/person/night

 

 

 

Raja Ampat Dive Lodge – Mansuar Island – Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Dive Lodge is located at the heart of the most spectacular diving in northern Raja Ampat. Mere minutes from the famous Manta aggregation sites and the fish-filled dives at the western edge of the Dampier Strait, our intimate lodge is the prefect place to experience the most bio-diverse reefs in the world. Fronted by a white sand beach and backed by the ever-verdant Papuan rainforest, the dive lodge is surrounded by natural beauty. Sit on your veranda and listen to the early morning sounds of the jungle as you prepare for another day of spectacular diving accompanied by our knowledgeable dive guides.

The duplex rooms at the Dive Lodge are comfortable ensuites furnished with either double or twin beds, tiled bathrooms and wooden interiors cooled by individual air conditioning units. In between dives you will feast on serve delicious, healthy meals utilizing the freshest local ingredients.

Currently, each bungalow will have a double bed and two twins. Plans include four more bungalows; two of the new bungalows will have a large double bed and larger bathroom. When completed, the resort will be able to accommodate 20 people.

Each bungalow is air-conditioned with ensuite facilities. Guests will receive a complimentary sarong with the resort logo.

The main lodge will include the dining room facilities and an area for relaxation that will include multi-format (PAL and NTSC) television and DVD sets, charging stations with protected electrical circuits for cameras and computers, and a boutique/drugstore. Wi-fi service is being planned.

A full line of Mares/Oceanic dive equipment (10 sets of BCDs, regulators, fins and masks) rental gear. Tanks and weights will be included in the dive package. At present , divers will only be able to get air fills, but plans are being made to offer Nitrox.

Three fiberglass speed boats with three 40 hp outboard engines and a sun awning will take divers (8 guests in each boat) to the Ampats world-class dive sites.

At the time of opening the Paradise Resort of the Raja Ampats will be just a land based operation. The future will include land and liveaboard dive packages aboard their fleet of well equipped Phinisi vessels. Lombok Tropic Holidays is able to put together special adventures to provide their guests with the widest range of dive experiences available in the Raja Ampat island complex of exceptional diving.

The staff of Raja Ampat Dive Lodge has been handpicked to provide the same level of service found on our popular liveaboard dive boats. We strive to offer our guests the best value in a diving holiday while ensuring that everyone who stays with us feels like part of our family.

NOTE:
* Meals and roundtrip Transfers between Sorong airport to our lodge are EXCLUDED.
* All the dive sites included in the diving packages are within 15 km range off RADL
* Our Standard 12x diving schedule for 8D-7N diving package :
day 1 Fri no dive (arrival transfer from Sorong)
day 2 Sat 2 x dive
day 3 Sun 2 x dive
day 4 Mon 3 x dive
day 5 Tue 2 x dive
day 6 Wed 2 x dive
day 7 Thu 1 x dive plus Bird Watching & Fish Feeding tour
day 8 Fri no dive (transfer back to Sorong)

* There is additional charge of US$ 500 per extra transfer beyond our regular Friday transfer
This is the charge for the 6 passengers capacity boat. If there are 2 persons or more than 2,
US$ 500 is divided among them.

High and peak season apply from Oct 01-April 30 with additional surcharge for room rates and dive package is USD 45/person/night