the Dive Center building of Papua Explorers Resort


Immerse yourself in the beauty of Raja Ampat’s biodiversity. On this page you can learn about our experienced team, who will make sure your Raja Ampat dive trip is a truly unforgettable adventure. Further we inform about the Raja Ampat diving packages that we happily offer.

Papua Explorers Dive Center

Our PADI 5 Star Dive Center is located directly at the end of our main jetty right above the water of our beautiful house reef. Here is where you will start your journey each morning. You will be greeted by magnificent sunrises so you can set out to see the highlights of Raja Ampat just in reach by short boat rides.

The Papua Explorers dive center is spacious and features an equipment storage room with a rack for the boxes and plenty of hangers for wetsuits. Also we have a dedicated camera room, the dive center office with our rental gear, and a large outside deck. Here we have different rinse tanks (a dedicated one for cameras), seating areas, boards for the briefings and spots where the boats will dock before taking you to the wonders of the underwater world.

Finally, left and right of the main deck two stairs lead to smaller decks on a lower level close to the water. From here it is easy to get in and out, for example when enjoying a house reef dive, going for a swim, or just to enter the boats.

Papua Explorers Dive Team

Our cheerful friendly dive team with many years of diving experience in Raja Ampat currently consists of:

  • 11 skilled Indonesian dive guides, which are trained to up-to-date standards,
  • 4 dive guide trainees from surrounding villages,
  • 5 multinational PADI instructors, with various specialties,
  • 10 highly trained and experienced boat drivers,
  • 10 helpful and attentive boat crew members,
  • and 2 compressor technicians,

all of whom are happy to assist you at our PADI 5 Star Dive Center.

The Papua Explorers management team consists of a variety of nationalities, namely Switzerland, Germany, Indonesia and Turkey. Furthermore, we are determined to employ and train a majority of local Papuan staff in all departments. Consequently, many of our dive guides, boat captains and crew come right from the little village next us.

Raja Ampat Diving Packages

We offer Diving Packages and Non-Diving Packages to suit all our guests; from the avid diver to those who prefer a combination of diving and land-based activities, or those of you who prefer snorkeling.

Our Diving Package

This all-inclusive package includes accommodation and diving. Therefore it is suitable for those that wish to get in as many spectacular Raja Ampat dives as they can!

Our Diving Package includes:

  • Water Cottage Accommodation with en-suite bathroom & hot water
  • Full-board meals (international buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Water, tea, coffee & afternoon snacks
  • 3 guided boat dives per day at iconic Raja Ampat dive sites (excluding arrival & departure day)
  • Guided night and sunset dives at the house reef
  • Day trip to ‘The Passage’ free of charge
  • Free nitrox (excluding night dives)
  • scuba tanks, weight belts, air/Nitrox fills, guide, beach towel & snacks on morning boats
  • WiFi
  • Laundry service once per week

Non-Diving Package

In this package dives and snorkeling sessions by boat are charged at our standard rates. Consequently, this package is suitable for those that wish to spend a little more time relaxing in their hammock, enjoying massages, or experiencing any of our other land-based activities.

Our Non-Diving Package includes:

  • Water Cottage Accommodation with en-suite bathroom & hot water
  • Full-board meals (international buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Water, tea, coffee & afternoon snacks
  • Day trip to ‘The Passage’ free of charge, (dives and snorkel sessions are charged separately)
  • Free nitrox (excluding night dives)
  • WiFi
  • Laundry service once per week

Please CLICK HERE to see our Raja Ampat Diving packages and non-diving package rates in detail.

Equipment & Safety

Safety is very important to us at Papua Explorers Resort. Therefore we make it our highest priority and ensure that your Raja Ampat dive trip will be an entirely positive experience throughout. So we maintain and review all our equipment and facilities frequently with respect to safety. Additionally we train our dive staff regularly in emergency oxygen provider skills.

Our diving fleet is currently composed as follows: we have 7 daily diving boats (with a capacity of 6 divers per boat) and 2 diving-and-transfer boats (for 8 divers or 14 guests during transfer), all of which are equipped with DAN emergency oxygen sets, 2-way-marine-radios, emergency first response medical sets. In addition, the guest transfer boats are equipped with GPS, life jackets and fire extinguishers. On full day trips we equip the boats with satellite phones in order to provide extra safety.

We equipped all our facilities and bungalows with fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors. In addition we implement and on-site and on-board emergency action plan in multiple languages.

Please refer to the section ‘Technical Specifications’ in our info document for more detailed information.