The Beautiful Black Manta Rays of Raja Ampat

Posted on 14 September 2020

While diving in Raja Ampat there are plenty of unique marine creatures to see. One of the most impressive is the black manta rays that are abundant in the area. In fact, a study by Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) found that up to 40% of the population of manta rays in Raja Ampat are black. The second largest population (16%) of black mantas is thousands of miles away in Equador. So, what causes these mantas to have such a special colouring and why are they so numerous in Raja Ampat. Read on to learn (more…)

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Diving Raja Ampat – The Fam Islands

Posted on 16 July 2020

Diving Raja Ampat - The Fam Islands

Raja Ampat is famous for its endless number of dive sites. Gangga Divers at Papua Paradise Eco Resort doesn’t always hit the most well known spots, but sometimes the most popular sites really are unmissable. Kepulauan Fam, or the Fam Islands are a group of islands northwest of Batanta Island, in the straits between Waigeo and Batanta. It will take around 90 minutes by boat from Papua Paradise, so diving in this area is usually part of a full day trip from the resort. Read on to learn more about the dives (more…)

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Book Your Dream Trip to Raja Ampat with Confidence at Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Posted on 01 July 2020

Book Your Dream Trip to Raja Ampat with Confidence at Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Covid-19 has totally changed the way many travel businesses are working. Resorts like Papua Paradise Eco Resort is evolving with these changes with new booking and cancellation policies that will allow you to book your next trip with confidence. We understand that many people, especially divers, look forward to trips for months before they are due to fly. But with all the uncertainty about when we can travel again it’s a very trying time. (more…)

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5 Fascinating Facts About Dugongs

Posted on 17 June 2020

5 Fascinating Facts About Dugongs

Dugongs are notoriously shy, but we are lucky enough to spot them quite regularly at Papua Paradise Eco Resort. Some fortunate guests have been able to watch them feeding on the house reef right below their over-water bungalows. Seeing one leaves you with a magical feeling like you have been chosen to attend a very rare and special event. If you don’t know much about dugongs or would like to learn more, read on. (more…)

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Is It Okay to Travel Alone to Raja Ampat?

Posted on 04 June 2020

For many divers Raja Ampat is a dream vacation. Unfortunately, a lot of solo travelers dismiss it as too remote or unsafe for traveling alone. Are you thinking about traveling to Raja Ampat for the dive trip of a lifetime, but have no one to travel with? Don’t cross it off your destination list yet. We’re going to tell you why Raja Ampat is actually an amazing destination for lone travelers. (more…)

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