Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
X
 

Dive Review of Wobbegong Dive Adventures and Arborek Dive Shop/homestays in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Wobbegong Dive Adventures and Arborek Dive Shop/homestays: "Budget Diving at Raja Ampat", Apr, 2019,

by Andrew Falconer , Bunbury, AU (Top Contributor Top Contributor 34 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 10908 has 2 Helpful votes.

Photos Submitted with this Report


Click on an image to see an enlarged version and captions

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments BUDGET DIVING AT RAJA AMPAT by Andrew Falconer

I first dived at Raja Ampat in November 2016 (previous article “Budget Diving at Wakatobi and Raja Ampat”) and was sufficiently impressed to make a second trip, this time in April 2019.
I stayed two weeks and dived from two locations, staying at homestays in each case. Of course you can also dive Raja Ampat from a live-aboard or a resort, but you will pay considerably more for the privilege. Also using homestays benefits and involves the local population.
Getting to Raja Ampat is a bit of a mission: from Perth to Bali (Air Asia) staying overnight, then Bali to Sorong via Makassar (Sriwijaya Air) arriving in Makassar at 7pm and departing at 4am to arrive in Sorong at 7am (all flights depart in the middle of the night). From Sorong by fast ferry, leaving at 9am to Waisai (2 hours), then by pre-arranged local boat to Kri island.


Location of Kri and Arborek islands within the Raja Ampat area, with Sorong (lower RHS),
Waisai (top RHS) and Pianemo (middle LHS)

Last time, I dived with ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Wobbegong Dive Adventures and Arborek Dive Sh...   homestays

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vanuatu, South Africa, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Cuba, Maldives, Chuuk, Galapagos, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, France, Colombia
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There not easy: see main text below

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 26-29°C / 79-84°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10-30 M / 33-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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
UW Photo Comments [None] ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Was this report helpful to you?
Report currently has 2 Helpful votes
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 1133 dive reviews of Indonesia and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

 
Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Island Dreams Travel
Island Dreams Travel
Island Dreams specializes in dive travel to Indonesia. We've dived it many times ourselves, and stand ready to customize your Indonesia scuba diving adventure.
Dive Discovery Indonesia
Dive Discovery Indonesia
Diving this stunning diverse country leaves you breathless and wanting more. Divers have returned time and time again, rewarding happy photographers.

Want to assemble your own collection of Indonesia reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!


Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2019 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page computed and displayed in 0.25 seconds