Papua Diving operates the first exclusive dive resorts in the heart of Raja Ampat and is home to the world’s richest reef!
As the first eco resorts diving in Raja Ampat, we strive to preserve nature as we work alongside the local Papuan people to welcome you explore scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and bird watching in Raja Ampat.
Scattered along the shoreline of Kri island, Sorido Bay and Kri Eco Resort are located in the center of the marine sanctuary of Raja Ampat teeming with a biodiversity of marine life and terrestrial life. We are also just a step away to the world’s richest reefs!
Less than a minute from the resorts, the house reef Cape Kri holds the world record for the highest number of reef fish species – 374 of them – ever counted on a single dive. Besides hosting the world’s richest reefs, the area surrounding Kri island also contains more of the best and well known dive sites in Raja Ampat discovered and named by our founders, including Blue Magic, Mike’s Point, Sardines Reef and Chicken Reef to name a few. Most of these sites packed with a biodiversity marine life are within a 15-minute boat ride from the resorts.
Sorido Bay Resort encompasses 7 private bungalows nestled in the lush jungle beside a kidney-shaped lagoon. Each beach view bungalow provides modern-day comforts such as air conditioning, minibar and Wifi. This private resort faces the Papuan sunrise as the morning light reaches the island. The sea-view restaurant overlooks the turquoise waters filled with blacktip reef sharks, and if you’re lucky you might spot a pod of dolphins or whales!
Kri Eco Resort offers 13 cottages across three categories, with limited free wifi and electric fans for still, humid nights. Designed and inspired by the Papuan architecture, the sea-view overwater bungalows are made from locally sourced, low-impact materials.
Raja Ampat’s biodiversity is evident on the resort grounds – monitor lizards, cuscus, possums and a variety of tropical birds all live beside you in the forested setting. Explore the island by hiking in the jungle or kayaking to the sandbar located just in front of the resorts. Indulge yourself with the sounds of the birds and crashing waves of the tropical island.