Excursions with Papua Diving Resorts

In addition to your diving and snorkeling adventure at Papua Diving Resorts, we offer the options of half and full day excursions to visit the beautiful islands of Raja Ampat. You will get a true underwater and above-water Raja Ampat experience. Not only will you get to dive or snorkel the richest reefs in the world, but you will also venture to discover beautiful sceneries and enjoy picnic by the beach on these remote islands.

The Fam Islands (Tour + Dive or Snorkel)

The Fam islands are the very definition of paradise. White limestone cliffs plunge into the sea, ultramarine blue lagoons are nestled next to monumental pinnacles and untouched beaches. There are many places that claim to be this beautiful, but this is a genuine article. Located about 1.5 h boat ride from Kri Island, Fam Island has some of the most beautiful coral gardens and walls in Raja Ampat, combined with stunning viewpoints on land.

Starting with a visit to the famous Melissa's Garden diving and snorkeling site, the tour is followed by a picnic and lunch by the beach on a remote island and a hike to the famous Pianemo Geosite.

A fantastic place – both above and below- as you will be cruising along, discovering beaches, or climbing little mountains.

Coral Reefs Garden in Raja Ampat

Manta Point - Manta Sandy (Dive or Snorkel)

If the many reefs are not enough this area also boasts some of the best manta diving in the world! Manta Sandy is a cleaning station visited by reef mantas (Manta alfredi) that are vying for a position above the two rocks where wrasses clean these giants. We also get enormous 4-meter-wide black reef mantas, looking like a negative photographic image, their gills are highlighted in white, along with the other more common white-bellied variety.

This trip is FREE for guests staying with us for a minimum of 7 nights.

Manta Ray in Manta Sandy Diving Site - Raja Ampat
manta and school of fish snorkeling raja ampat

Hidden Bay and Mushroom Islands (Tour & Snorkeling)

Just 10 minutes away from The Passage lies a mangrove system of clear mirror-still blue water, where soft corals grow on the roots of mangrove trees. Rising above the foliage hornbills and parrots swoop between the trees. Hidden Bay is a complex network of interconnected water channels and lakes. Looking into the water one can spot huge chocolate chip sea stars lying between the seagrass that grows next to corals normally only seen on outer reefs.

This trip is FREE for guests staying with us for a minimum of 7 nights.

explore raja ampat with papua diving excursions
One of the Mushroom island in Raja Ampat - Papua

Wai Island (Tour & Dive)

Just a 30-minute boat ride from Kri Island, you will get to dive one of the few diveable wrecks in the area. It is a P47D fighter airplane (approx. length 15m) that crashed during World War II in 1944 and until today remains in perfect condition and shows excellent coral growth and marine life. Located on a slope that gently runs from Wai island it extends from 26 – 33 m depth.

A definite must-do for wreck lovers!

P47 Plane Wreck Dive - Raja Ampat

Blueriver (Kalibiru Tour)

After an hour-and-a-half boat ride to the Mayalibit Bay, you will journey through the jungles of Raja Ampat as you hear the sounds of the birds of paradise, and enjoy a scenic route while you cross a rocky stream to visit the Blue River of Raja Ampat.

Resort Accommodation

At Papua Diving Resorts, we have two private resorts located on Kri Island. Located in the center of the marine park, our resorts are about 5 - 10 minutes away from most of the well-known sites.

Sorido Bay Resort: Set along a secluded shoreline, Sorido Bay Resort is comprised of just 7 spacious, air-conditioned rooms with a veranda that overlooks a vibrant reef. Here you can watch the sun rise over the world-famous Cape Kri or let your worries melt away at the spa!

Kri Eco Resort: Looking out over the dark blue waters of the Dampier Strait and distant mountains, our Papuan-style water bungalows allow you to fully connect with your surroundings. Comprised of 12 overwater cottages with 3 room types, this pioneering resort is perfectly placed for you to watch stunning sunrises and sunsets as you begin and end your day in this tropical paradise.

Kri Island aerial photo with text
sorido bay resort - luxury dive resort raja amapt
Kri Eco Resort Sign Scaled

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information or questions, please refer to our FAQ Page or feel free to reach us at info@papua-diving.com and our team will be more than happy to assist you with your travel plans to Raja Ampat.

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