What can you expect when you dive with Papua Diving Resorts? As a 5-star Raja Ampat dive resort, you will receive 5-star quality dive experience. Whether you are a beginner or a well-seasoned diver, Papua Diving Resorts offers you an unforgettable opportunity to dive one of the richest marine ecosystems on earth.

Thanks to its location in the heart of the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat has the highest concentration of marine and coral reef biodiversity, teeming with over 550 species of corals, 700 types of mollusks, and over 1600 species of reef fish plus several different shark species, sea turtles, manta rays, schooling fish and reef-building corals.

Dive with Papua Diving Resorts and we’ll take you to discover the most enthralling dive locations along the Dampier Strait with our local dive guides who know these reefs and currents like the back of their hands. 

Raja Ampat Dive Center - Papua Diving Resorts

Make the most of your dive experience in Raja Ampat with Papua Diving Resorts, a private dive resort with a dedicated PADI 5-star dive center with a range of dive courses, suitable for all levels of divers. As the pioneers of diving in Raja Ampat having discovered most of the famous dive sites in the area, we have become the Raja Ampat dive center of choice for diving enthusiasts and documentary groups.

Our unique location along the Dampier Strait makes us a favorite with divers. Our two private dive resorts—Sorido Bay Resort and Kri Eco Resort—both come with their dedicated dive centers complete with fully serviced, high-quality rental equipment. Dive courses are led by experienced PADI professionals, so you’ll be in good hands.

Dive Sites Near Papua Diving Resorts

There are hundreds of dive sites in Raja Ampat not too far away from our Raja Ampat dive center, each with its unique sights and appeal. Here are some of our favorites:


Cape Kri

Cape Kri

Cape Kri holds the world record for 374 fish species seen on a single day by Dr Gerry Allen, a marine biologist. You may also come across different species of sharks, turtles, groupers, barracudas, and a large number of macro life from seahorses to shrimps, octopuses, and nudibranchs.


Melissa’s Garden

Melissa’s Garden

Melissa’s Garden is home to a vast expanse of hard and soft corals in a variety of colors and shapes, as well as macro life from nudibranchs to pygmy seahorses. There are anemone fish and ghost pipefish, as well as angelfish, lionfish, and more.


Blue Magic

Blue Magic

Located in the Dampier Strait, Blue Magic is a stunning location home to a diverse range of schooling fish species. It’s also the site of a cleaning station for the Giant Oceanic Manta Rays and is popular with Wobbegong Sharks.




Sardines is filled with hundreds of vibrant corals as far as the eye can see and is home to hundreds and thousands of colorful fish of all shapes and sizes as well as predators like reef sharks and pelagics. Though, you won’t find actual sardines here.


Manta Sandy

Manta Sandy

Manta Sandy is the perfect spot for those who want to observe giant manta rays swooping and gliding about and all around without the strong currents.

Raja Ampat Dive Course With Papua Diving Resorts

At Papua Diving Resorts Raja Ampat dive center, we offer our in-house guests training and experiences to suit all levels of ability. PADI Dive Courses available at Papua Diving Resort Raja Ampat dive center include:

Discover Scuba Diving & Reactivate Course: An exploratory dip that allows you to embark  on a professional route with your instructor. A refresher course is also available for divers who haven’t dove in a period of time, and looking to refresh their scuba knowledge.

Open Water Diver Course: The first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.

Advanced Open Water Diver Course: Choose from a range of advanced skills. Extend your depth range to 30 meters/ 100ft and choose from a range of advanced skills like: night diving, wreck diving, underwater navigation, and peak buoyancy!

Enriched Air Diver Course: Take advantage of free nitrox throughout the length of your stay and enjoy even longer bottom times. The course can be done in a single morning or afternoon as you learn about the safety precautions of diving with enriched air. Deep Diver Specialty: Extend your depth limit to 40 meters/120 feet.

Dive Excursions With Papua Diving Resorts

Boat Dives: Three daily guided boat dives per day plus an optional night/dusk dive.

Jetty Dives: Guests with the unlimited diving package are invited to dive as much as they like from the jetty. Guests without an unlimited diving package will be charged the regular rate per dive.

Fluorescence Diving: Dive into the night with a specialized blue light and discover the world of psychedelic neon colors, where all the critters and coral glow with hues of pink, orange, green, and blue.

Blackwater Diving: Dive offshore in the open ocean to uncover a diverse range of creatures you have likely never seen before.

As a Raja Ampat Dive Center, Papua Diving Resorts have complete sets  of dive and snorkel  equipment available for rent, including reef hooks and flashlights. All equipment is serviced biannually with our dive tanks and also within hydro testing dates as specified by Indonesian law.

Diving Packages Papua Diving

Our Exploration Package and Unlimited Diving Package come with accommodation and meals included at Sorido Bay Resort or Kri Eco Resort. Both resorts come with their own dedicated Raja Ampat dive center.

Exploration Package inclusions: Special excursions, snorkeling on the house reef with black tip reef sharks, use of sea kayaks and stand-up paddleboards,  boat transfers from Sorong, all meals, coffee and tea, fast WiFi, and laundry service.

Unlimited Diving Package comes with everything in the Exploration Package, plus: 3 dives each day, with a maximum of 4 dives per day. Includes a special full-day excursion with the possibility to snorkel and/or do 2 dives, unlimited diving + air/nitrox cylinder + weights (free nitrox for certified divers), 3 guided boat dives + 1 additional dusk or night dive per day.

Ready to experience Raja Ampat dive center with Papua Dive Resorts? Book now to get the best rates and inclusions from your Raja Ampat diving holiday.