Return to Raja Ampat -March 2025
Papua Explorers Resort – 7 nights twin share Luxury Overwater Bungalows
15 boat dives, unlimited shore dives, Free Nitrox
All meals and flights ex Denpasar, Bali from $5,865 per diver, $4,600 non-diver.
Trip dates: 2nd to 10th March 2025-
Extend your trip to 10days and 24 dives for an extra $1525
Join the Jetty Dive team on a return trip back to the centre of the Coral Triangle. Raja Ampat. The most marine biodiverse coral reef system in the world. Papua Explorers Resort is also in the centre of the Raja Ampat area, with only short trips aboard the dive boats to the dive-sites.
Our trip in November 2023 saw a total of 44 divers join us for a fantastic time with some amazing dives. So good, we are going back! The only complaint we had was that it wasn’t long enough for some, so this time we have included an extension to consider.
The crew at Papua Explorers went out of their way to help us enjoy our diving and have told us they can hardly wait to see us back, as they enjoyed our divers as much as we enjoyed their service.
We are running this trip in March to hopefully pick up more chances of Manta Ray dives.
We are diving up to 3 boat dives per day with options to shore and night dives the house reef with a guide too. The Resort has lovely Over-water Bungalows with En-suite and private views of the ocean. All meals are served in the dining lounge again looking out over the water. It includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner along with afternoon snacks with coffee/tea.
The day spa is out on the jetty, to pick up the cool breeze whilst you are spoilt with a massage. The boats depart from the Dive Shop at the end of the jetty.
The diving in this region is in 29c water temp, and has a range of marine life from the smallest Nudibranch and Pygmy Seahorse to Manta Rays and Whale-sharks. Abundant school of colourful fish on every dive, whilst the snorkelling can be just as exciting. Our Snorkelers saw Mata Rays!
3 Boat Dives per day – Free Nitrox – unlimited shore dives
The trip departs from Bali, so you can arrange your own flights to there (probably cheaper than we can as a group!). We fly into Sorong and then transfer to Papua Explorers by boat. Flights to Sorong and transfers are included in the group deal.
To Book your Raja Ampat Dive Holiday with us, Give Mike a call. Limited places are available, so book early!
Our last trip in 2023 became 2 trips with our groups booking out the resort for two weeks. It was very popular, so please book early to get your spot!
More details on this great trip are available from Mike at Jetty Dive
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More on Raja Ampat and Papua Explorers
Full Day Trips
On these full day trips, we combine sightseeing with diving and snorkeling. We will take along our lunchboxes and we will have a nice picnic lunch. We will also do two dives (or snorkeling sessions in case you are a snorkeler). The dive sites we visit on the full day excursions are different from those that we normally visit. Here is some to look at:
The Passage An amazing day out for snorkellers and divers alike.
This trip is included in our package, and some amazing scenery.
Fam Islands An amazing day out with unique coral and Islands
We did this trip in 2023, and really enjoyed the dives. It is an extra cost and there is only 2 day dives as it is a longer boat trip out the these lovely islands.
Batana Island The Beautiful Waterfall Island
Wayag Islands across the equator to this paradise
Raja Ampat is a birder’s paradise. Flocks of colorful parrots is a distinctive sight when you first arrive to the island. And after the first night’s deep sleep, you will be awakened by a chorus of tropical sounds. You will observe eagles above the resort or during your boat journeys. These are common, daily experiences. However, there is a lot more to birdwatching than that in Raja Ampat. Raja Ampat islands are home to three endemics; Wilson’s Bird of Paradise, Waigeo Brush Turkey and the famous, crimson plumed Red Bird of Paradise. Other birding highlights include Western Crowned Pigeon, Pheasant Pigeon, Palm Cockatoo, Great-billed Parrot and Moluccan Red Lory.
The Red Bird of Paradise lives up the hills of Yenwapnor village that is next to our Pinsilim Bay. It’s a 5 minute boat ride to the village from our resort. Male birds perform their famous courtship dances to attract females with the early lights of the day. Whether you’re a birder or not, this is a sight not to miss. For enthusiastic bird watchers, we arrange day trips to Waigeo Island to observe Wilson’s Bird of Paradise as well.
Here is a Youtube link to show you the Red Bird-of-Paradise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DHDUa0vEl8
Go to https://www.papuaexplorers.com/ and check out this amazing location