Raja Ampat and Beginner Divers


For diving enthusiasts, it seems that Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua is one of the areas that must be visited. There are more than 76 diving spots, which can be enjoyed with various characteristics. Beside the beautiful sea, Raja Ampat is also known to have strong ocean currents. So divers really need to pay attention to the location and the weather that often changes.

One of Raja Ampat’s senior guides, who had also been part of Conservation International (CI) for 17 years, Husen said there were several dive spots that were friendly to beginners. Usually these points are also used to teach tourists who are not licensed to dive.

  1. Arborek One of the best underwater islands has many school fishes. No wonder foreign and local tourists choose this island to become a mandatory destination for Raja Ampat. For beginner divers, this island has a small portion of safe locations to study. Because it has a gradual depth and is relatively safe from large currents. “Because there we can gradually drop two, three, four meters to 15 meters to learn.
  1. Yenbuba In Yenbuba village which is included in the District of Meos Mansar, Mansuar Island, Raja Ampat Regency is also one of the favorite diving spots. The clear sea and diverse fish are its advantages. The divers of foreign tourists diving at the Yenbuba Tourism Village spot, on Manswar Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua. The clear sea, rich biota, and still well-maintained make it one of the favorite diving spots in Raja Ampat. On this island there is also a gradual depth for diving learning. Besides that, you don’t need to swim far to see beautiful coral and fish. Enough on the dock, you can already be amazed by the beauty of the marine biota. “Don’t go in there (Yenbuba) when the new water recedes and the water just installs. Because if you just want to recede, the flow will come out very fast, and when you plug it in, the current will be very fast,”
  1. However, for beginners who want to learn diving, they should find a special dive center that has the program. In this special program you will be given training and material several times, before being invited to diving.

Eight Species of Birds of Paradise That Raja Ampat Has

In Raja Ampat there are eight species of bird of paradise that can be enjoyed by tourists who visit.

Eight species of bird of paradise that are recorded in the Raja Ampat Islands are red sandalwood or with the Latin name Pradisaea rubra, bald cenderawasih (Respublica diphyllodes), small cenderawasih (Paradisaea minor). Then, rattan defender tendon (Diphyllodes magnificus), king’s cenderawasih (Cicinnurus regius), wire-bred dead (Seleucidis melanoleuca), curly neck manokodia, and glossy manocodia.

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BPPT Supports Raja Ampat in Many Aspects

Doberai Private Island – Raja Ampat Eco Resort

The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) is working with the Raja Ampat Regency Government, West Papua, to develop in the tourism, technology and innovation sectors, and fisheries.

Head of BPPT Unggul Priyanto explained that the potential of natural resources in Raja Ampat Regency is very large and has a strategic geographical location.

Thus, a good physical and non-physical infrastructure is needed to develop the place into a tourism area, technology development and innovation, and fisheries.

“The technology developed supports national priority programs, which are contained in the Medium-Term Development Plan for 2015-2019,” said Superior in a press release received by Business on Wednesday (2/14/2018).

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Page OneAs number of guest staying in Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort (Raja Ampat Resort) is increasing rapidly for the last one year, we perceive the need to expand our “playground” that consist of beach, dive spot, camping ground and trekking area in and adjacent Urai island.

Urai island, the 70 ha natural beautiful island where we are located, has many gorgeous white sand beaches around it, and one of them we name it JB’s Park. The beach actually one of the house-reed in our Raja Ampat Resort. The dive spot is known to be abundant with soft coral, hard coral, nudies, macros, sea turtle and pigmy.

JB’s Park beach is simply natural and sexy beach. Just like any other enticing beaches in tropical countries, JB’s Park is “equipped” with clear white sand, crystal shallow water, pretty coconut trees, shady green trees, beautiful coral reef and privacy. We put privacy as one of the criteria to be an ideal beach. This is in line with the concept of our Raja Ampat Resort, which is to provide the “play ground” as privacy as possible for the guest. We guaranty that the guest and his/her spouse or partner would literally be alone.


Based on the natural condition, inputs from guest and our consultant, we have decided that the beach is highly ideal to be a camping ground in our Raja Ampat Resort. The camping ground is specifically needed by canoe riders, guest who area crazy about beach but want to stay in completely empty beach, guest who just want to be alone in a sexy empty tropical beach.

Canoe riders in Raja Ampat are guest who explore and enjoy 1,500 island of Raja Ampat, that’s why it is classified as archipelago, by riding canoe. The riders row their canoe in 10 up to 20 people in a group. The riders usually could be strong enough to row their canoe for a month in one time visit to Raja Ampat. They stay in a different island for almost every night. That is why they need JB’s Park.

Even though the riders are usually equipped by state of the art canoe, that can carry every items needed for survival in a wild mother nature such as tent, food, mini cooker, first aid medical treatment etc, but based on request we still provide them with complete support that could allow them to relax, enjoy, and regain their energy to continue their exciting but challenging canoe riding in Raja Ampat.



Diving in Raja Ampat is the best diving in the world. It has the world’s most biodiversity marine region with more species of fish, coral, and mollusk than anywhere else. The enormous number of species can be staggering. Some areas have large group of manta rays, turtle, school of fish and regular sighting of shark.


Definitely Doberai Eco Resort provides varieties of packages or customized packaged for diving. However, Doberai Eco Resort sets a standardized packaged that includes diving in it. See packaged.