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Papua Paradise in Top 10 World’s Best Dive Resorts: DIVE Travel Awards 2017

We’re so excited to announce that Papua Paradise Eco Resort has come #7 in the top 10 Dive Resorts in the World! This is such an incredible testament to the beauty of the resort and the hardworking staff there. It’s also worth noting that for the second year running Indonesia has been named the world’s #1 Dive Destination. Not only that but 7 out of the top 10 dive resorts were in Indonesia. How could you resist booking a trip to Papua Paradise now?

Indonesia World’s Best Dive Destination - DIVE Travel Awards 2017

Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Papua Paradise Eco Resort features 26 simple but luxurious over-water bungalows. The bungalows have been built along the pristine shoreline of the uninhabited island of Birie, Raja Ampat over the resort’s house reef. The island is teems with exotic bird life, lush jungle foliage, and a spectacular array of fauna. The reefs in the surrounding area offer world class diving.

When you stay at Papua Paradise you will feel like you have the whole island to yourself. The only sounds you hear most of the day and night are those of the waves and the jungle behind. However, you also have the level of service of a much less remote resort, as no request is too much at Papua Paradise.

Papua Paradise Eco Resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

What Makes Diving at Papua Paradise So Incredible?

The area surrounding Papua Paradise has a higher density of marine species and coral than anywhere else in the world. There are more than 10 times the species of hard coral found in the Caribbean. Living in this rich ecosystem are more than 1500 reef fish species. Everywhere you look there are colourful critters.

I could stop there, but there is more! The warm crystal clear water, pristine reefs, and sheer amount of dive sites are like nowhere else. There are dives for every level of diver. Whether you are a beginner taking your very first PADI course, or want to challenge yourself in remote open water dives, Raja Ampat has it all.

Papua Paradise was made for divers by divers, so you know you will be well looked after, safe, and enjoy the opportunities to see incredible things.

Gangga Divers at Papua Paradise Eco Resort in Raja Ampat

What Are the Dive Facilities Like at Papua Paradise?

Indonesian hospitality goes above and beyond anywhere else in the world. This also applies to dive resorts and dive centers. Since the archipelago became so popular with divers, the quality of the dive facilities has only gotten better and better. This is reflected in the fact that Papua Paradise is just one of 7 resorts in Indonesia in the top 10 Dive Resorts in the World voted by DIVE Magazine readers.

Gangga Divers at Papua Paradise is one of very few PADI 5-star dive resorts in Raja Ampat. The diving facility operates according to best safety standards, with an emphasis on customer service and professional standards. They maintain a 4 guest to 1 guide standard to ensure the highest quality and safest experience for divers.

The dive boats at Papua Paradise were purpose built for diving, and each is equipped with oxygen, first aid kits, fresh towels, hot drinks, snacks and fruit, as well as VHF Radio and standard marine safety equipment. Of course crew are also specifically trained and stand by to assist on all aspects of the dive.

Papua Paradise PADI 5-star dive resorts in Raja Ampat

Is Papua Paradise for Me?

Papua Paradise is absolute heaven for divers. You don’t have to be the most experienced diver in the world, but it is recommended that you have a number of dives under your belt before you stay here. This is of course unless you plan to take a PADI course with Gangga Divers at Papua Paradise.

The sheer number of species you’ll see both in the water and on land will make your head spin. And of course there is also the peace, relaxation and incredible natural beauty of the island. Add to that incredible service, luxury accommodation, great food and friendly staff and you have the perfect getaway.

Papua Paradise Eco Resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

There is no doubt in our minds that DIVE Magazine readers voted for the right resort when they chose Papua Paradise Eco Resort as one of the best in the world.

Is Papua Paradise on your list for dive resorts to visit? We can help you arrange a stay or answer any questions you might have about the resort. Just leave us a message in the comments below.

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  1. David R Weber
    April 3, 2018

    How much of my personal dive gear should I bring if diving at Papua Paradise?
    Is it possible to rent SCUBA gear at Papua Paradise?
    How long is the speedboat ride to Papua Paradise from From Sorong Airport?
    Can you help with the airport resort transfer to Papua Paradise from From Sorong Airport?

    • Papua Paradise
      April 5, 2018

      Dear David,

      Thanks for your message.

      You can bring all your personal dive gear or you can also rent it at Papua Paradise. Normally, experienced divers bring their own regulator, mask and computer.

      From Sorong Airport it takes 15 minutes by car to the pier and about 1h:45 – 2h by speedboat to Papua Paradise Eco Resort.

      We do provide daily transfer from/to our Resort and Sorong Airport but we have a fixed schedule departure.

      * From Sorong to Resort: Boat departure time is 2:00PM. For morning arrival, the guests will be picked up from the airport and transferred to a comfortable hotel lobby where complimentary breakfast buffet and/or lunch are provided.

      * From Resort to Sorong: Boat departure time is between 6:00AM and 9:00AM, in accordance with our earliest guest flight departure time in Sorong.

      * Earliest departure from the resort is 6:00AM in order to catch a 9:30AM flight. You will be transferred to Sorong one day in advance should you need to catch a flight earlier than 9:30AM.

      The cost is EURO 180/person for Return transfers (arrival and departure).

      If you need any further information, please let us know.

      Papua Paradise team.

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