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Dive Review of Gangga Divers/Papua Paradise Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Gangga Divers/Papua Paradise Eco Resort: "Snorkeling, Exotic Birds & a Dugong", Nov, 2018,

by William R. Rigby, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10765 has 3 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Multiple Caribbean, Mexico, California, Galapagos, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Australia, Truk, Yap, Palau
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There SFO-Singapore-Manado-Sorong

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Must stay with your guide
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Papua Paradise is a 1-1.5 hr boat transfer from Sorong. Resort has nice overwater bungalows with decks for a sunset view. A large fan provides cooling(No A/C). If you are a light sleeper bring earplugs to stifle the jungle bird calls that start daily around 5:30 am. There's a comfortable bar/library and dining area. Good food is offered buffet style and you are s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By peter bernsteinin FL, US at Nov 30, 2018 07:16 EST  
My wife and I are going to Paupa Paradise in January- we are having a lot of problems communicating with them about our flights between Jakarta and Sorong- primarily on our departure- did you have similar problems ? My wife has wanted to see the Birds of Paradise for years !! Any other suggestions would be helpful--thanks for a super report
By report author: William R. Rigby in CA, US at Dec 05, 2018 15:51 EST  
We booked our whole trip through Reef & Rainforest and did not have any problems. Everything went very smooth. We did not go through Jakarta. We went to Siladen Island Resort in Bunaken Park before Papua Paradise so we flew from Singapore into Manado first, then on to Sorong. Return flights were from Sorong-Makassar-Bali(for a few days stay)then Singapore-SFO. Lots of flights. We stayed 2 weeks at Papua. We also went to see the Hornbills roosting. It was fun. We were going to see the Redbird of Paradise but a resort employee confidentially told us you couldn't see them very well at dusk through the trees, not much color, only their outlines. He didnt think it was worth it. We didnt take that tour. You will enjoy your stay!
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