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Raja Ampat Islands

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Beautiful & Unspoilt

I spent 10 days on a diving liveaboard exploring most of Raja Ampat. The area is stunning with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mwilko54
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Vancouver, Canada
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Amazing

My 2nd trip to these islands I only snorkle - but it is a snorkle and diving paradise Use... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
zunip
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Lagunitas, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I spent 10 days on a diving liveaboard exploring most of Raja Ampat. The area is stunning with 100’s of islands spread around, the life under the water was also stunning and pleased to see no garbage or fishing. The area around Missol was the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They say: "With our overall approach we hope to minimize our impact on the environment and maximize conservation efforts" This doesn't really apply if you drag your kayaks across the coral, destroying it whilst trying to paddle out at low tide, as I have just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 2nd trip to these islands I only snorkle - but it is a snorkle and diving paradise Use stsyrajaampat web site to book places Most are right on or over the water It is ver simple accommodations If you need more luxury look for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zunip
Reviewed 7 November 2018

There is no getting away from it, Raja Ampat is for the adventurous. Mod cons are sparse with power, water, sewage and internet non-existent in many places. If you can get past these inconveniences, and you should, you will have an unparalleled travel experience. Enjoy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nick D
Reviewed 31 October 2018

I spent 4.5 months at the Barefoot Conservation project, and I think I might go back for a second visit. Joining the project is an excellent opportunity to experience some of the most incredible diving the planet has to offer. The focus is on the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is an unbelievable part of the world. Because it is so remote and takes so long to get to, it's uncrowded. (14 hours LA to Hong Kong, 5 hours to Jakarta, 12 hour layover, 5 hours to Sorong. Then board a boat.) It's really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Great corals and Macros- mantas, turtles, sharks, huge schools of fishes. Currently the best coral reef in the world. Papua diving - great and responsible organizing exploring tours both underwater and on the islands. Fam island- small paradise

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank barbaraiwonaw
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We fly from Malaysia to Jarkatar then from Jarkatar to Sarong. At Sarang we still need to take ferry about 2 hours to the island. We spend 7D5N. At the last day we tour island. That’s Piaynemo Island.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank W92Y
Reviewed 5 October 2018

One of my top destinations to dive the underwater world. Big variation of fishes, corals, reefs and underwater live. Less divers and very much space to dive.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We were a group of three adults and 1 child and we spent 8 fantastic days in Raja Ampat snorkelling. First 4 days were at Lucky Homestay (Facebook Lucki Sauyai). Very basic but just perfect. Lucki is a great host Next we went to Doberai...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Doko318
14 November 2018|
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Response from loraavalon | Reviewed this property |
I went there also with a liveaboard Manta Mae, it was amazing, the ship and the crew. We were nights sailing and during the day diving or doing other activities. The best one for landscape was Waiag, also Mioskon and... More
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SJL91
9 November 2018|
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Response from diver16 | Reviewed this property |
we went in April. We did strike 1 storm where it was really rough, but ran from it, and were in sheltered waters after about 4 hours. There are so many islands, the boat can tuck behind to be out of the weather. Except for... More
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6 November 2018|
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Response from NatAtHome | Reviewed this property |
If you have your own gear, I would take it. You don't know what the rental gear will be like. That being said, you can definitely rent if it's easier. They will have everything you need.
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