Papua Explorer resortDescription
Dive in Raja Ampat with Papua Explorer
Papua Explorer resort is located in Gam island, constructed using traditional Papuan construction methods and local, natural materials. The water bungalows are designed to be in perfect harmony with the exotic surrounding, allowing the guests to feel the breeze from the rainforests, enjoy the songs of the tropical birds and soothe their souls with the flutter of the waves. They are very spacious with their 72 m2 total area, which includes a 40 m2 room, WC, shower and hot water, and a 20m2 veranda. Each room has a bed with mosquito net, ceiling fan, desk and chair, a seating area consisting of a two seater sofa and a coffee table. There are two sun loungers on each veranda as well as a hammock to enjoy the breath taking Raja Ampat sunsets, and a stairway straight to the ocean on the veranda. Towels, environmentally friendly natural shampoo & shower gel and soap are provided.
The 300 m2, over-the sea restaurant and lounge is designed to offer a relaxing environment to enjoy various international and local dishes freshly prepared and to refresh and relax between the dives. All facilities and bungalows are equipped with fire extinguishers and on site and on board emergency action plan in multiple languages. Satellite internet is available in main resort areas by wifi.
The dive centre is located on the jetty, with office, camera room, equipment storage room and gear up area. The dive team consists of 11 skilled Indonesian dive guides, which are trained to up-to-date standards, 4 dive guide trainees from surrounding villages, 5 multinational PADI instructors, with various specialties, one free-diving (and yoga) instructor, 10 highly trained and experienced boat drivers,10 helpful and attentive boat crew members, and 2 compressor technicians. Nitrox is available free of charge, and tanks have yoke and DIN valves. Full set of Aqualung Calypso regulator sets and wave BCD’s , wetsuits, closed heel fins, masks and snorkels can be rented.
You’re a non diver or wish to get more experienced. The PADI 5 star dive centre offers a discover diving program and diving courses beginners as well as courses for advanced divers.
Safety is very important at Papua Explorers Resort. All equipment are well maintained and reviewed frequently with respect to safety. The dive staff is trained monthly in emergency oxygen provider skills.
The diving fleet is currently composed as follows:
– 4 daily diving boats (with a capacity of 6divers per boat)
– 2 diving-and-transfer boats (for 8 divers or 14 guests during transfer)
All of which are equipped with DAN emergency oxygen sets, 2-way-marine-radios, emergency first response medical sets. In addition, the guest transfer boats are equipped with GPS, life jackets, fire extinguishers. On full day trips the boats are equipped with satellite phones to provide extra safety.
Extra diving activites are provided, as relaxing with massage at the outdoor spa or excursions in surrounding islands or guided kayak tours.
Transfers from Sorong to Gam island are scheduled every Sunday and Wednesday. In case you need a non scheduled transfer to the resort, it can be arranged at extra charge.