Sorido Bay Resort and Kri Eco Resort are two private dive resorts that have a dedicated PADI 5 star dive centre complete with fully serviced, high quality rental equipment. Our instructors are all experienced PADI Professionals with many years of experience, so you can be sure that you’ll be in good hands.

Dive Courses

PADI e-Learning

At Papua Diving Resorts, we offer our in-house guests training and experiences to suit all levels of ability. We highly recommend PADI eLearning to reduce the amount of study required on the island, allowing you to make the most out of your time in Raja Ampat.

Please contact us at for course availabilities before purchasing your e-learning toolkit.

Discover Scuba Diving & ReActivate Course

From an exploratory dip with a Discover Scuba Diving experience to embarking on the professional route with a Dive Master certification. We also offer the ReActive (Refresher) course for divers who have not dived for one year or more.

Open Water Diver Course

With our PADI instructors, you’ll cover all of the skills necessary to dive safely to 18 metres/ 60ft. Not only will this certification allow you to see so much more of what Raja Ampat has to offer, but you can use it anywhere in the world.

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Choose from a range of advanced skills to take your ability to the next level. Besides extending your depth range to 30 metres/ 100ft, we can introduce you to night diving, wreck diving, improve your underwater navigation or transform the rest of your dive life by turning you into a buoyancy guru.

Enriched Air Diver Course

Nitrox courses are easy and can be done in a single morning or afternoon. As an enriched air diver, you can take advantage of free nitrox for the duration of your stay and enjoy even longer bottom times.

Deep Diver Specialty

Does the deep call out to you? Do you want to see what creatures lurk down there or is there a wreck just out of reach? Take the deep diver specialty course with us and extend your depth limit to 40m / 120ft.

Important Notice

Raja Ampat can experience strong currents, so we recommend attaining a SCUBA certification and some experience prior to arrival. The more experience you have, the more dive sites will be safely within your comfort zone. Our priority is your safety and that of the fragile marine ecosystem, therefore good control underwater is important.

Guests registering for dive courses will have to submit a medical statement not older than 6 month, stating their fitness to dive. We can provide you with this upon request.

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