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Doberai Private Island, a resort owned and run by Indonesian.

Experience local tradition with high standard. In tropical dive resort services. Doberai Private Island provides a uniquely Indonesian hospitality.

As previous satisfied guests did, experience yourself our motto:

Come as Guests. Stay as Family. Leave as Friend.

Doberai Private Island occupies a 70 ha natural wonderfull exclusive island privately. Named Urai, only 25 minutes from Waisai, the Capital City of Raja Ampat district. The exclusivity and privacy are guaranteed would be yours.

Doberai Private Island located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula. On the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province. Raja Ampat, or the four Kings. Is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals. Surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, & the smaller island of Kofiau.

The name of Raja Ampat, comes from local mythology. That tells about a woman who finds seven eggs. Four of the seven eggs hatch and become kings. That occupy four of Raja Ampat biggest islands whilst the other 3 become a ghost, a woman & a stone.

Raja Ampat Regency is a new regency. Which separated from Sorong Regency. In 2004. It encompasses more than 40,000 km² of land and sea. Which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia.

It’s a part of the newly named West Papua (province) of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya. The islands are the most northern pieces. Of land in the Australian continent.

Although accessing Raja Ampat’s islands isn’t that difficult. It takes some time. It takes four hours flight from Jakarta. The capital city of Indonesia to Sorong. Then. taking the boat to reach the islands is necessary.

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New Facilities in Tanjung Putus

New Facilities in Tanjung Putus

New Facilities in Tanjung Putus – We proudly announce that Doberai is now constructing a new facilities. In another Island named Tanjung Putus. This facilitiy will have 12 over water bungalows & it’s prepared to be ready end of this year.

Tanjung Putus Island

Tanjung Putus Island is located 1 hours from Doberai Private Island. Just like Doberai Private Island that has a beautiful small calm bay right in front of the bungalows, Tanjung Putus has such kind of the view aswell.

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The resort is designed to tap the same level of market of Doberai Private Island. It’s intensionally built to give more alternatives ambience & views. So that, guests could combine their stay in Doberai Private Island. And in Tanjung Putus Resort.

Management

The management who will run the resort will be the same management that in Doberai. This will guaranty the high quality standard of services. That guests receive in Doberai, will be the same in Tanjung Putus.

So again, by having 2 facilities with only 50 minutes distance. Our guests could stay in both resort. This will allow the guests to have more experience in 1 visit.

In terms of fun diving activity, our guests could even dive in more dive spots that before. Just to inform, that the Tanjung Putus resort has at least 7 house reef to dive. Out of 7 house reefs, at least four of them are mandatory dive spots. For all live aboard & resorts around to dive.

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This new resort offers extraordinary views, that only very view resort in the world have. And this resort has 2 kinds of view. Which separated only by 2 minutes walking. The first view is a bay view. Where 1 couldn’t see any open sew view. Exactly just like in a lake. And where the other view, is that guests could see right at the beach facing the sea. These 2 views are separated by natural exotic mangroves.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019 – Our dedication and commitmen to satisfy our guests has been acknowledged again by Tripadvisor, Certificate of Excellent 2019.

Since the year of 2015 until this year, Doberai Private Island has continuesly been awarded by TripAdvisor

This is the result of endlessly improvement in all aspects that we make for every single day.

We are commited to continuesly improving the facilities and services, and at the same time conserving the nature for the next guests and generation to come.

It is realy not easy to deliver excellent services to our guests, considering the extreemly limited condition we face here in the island, that located in the least developed province in the country.

The award from TripAdvisor encourages us to always do our best to our guests, community, and all stake holders in general.

Based on the reviews so far, majority of the guests are extreemly satisfied with our food that we served. The food served are Indonesian cuisine, since we are locally own and run by Indonesian. Hencce, all the concept we deliver to our guests are based on Indonesian culture, style, hospitality.

However, when it comes to saftety standards and procedures, we never negotiate to always uphold the international standard.

As PADI Dive Resort, we understand of all the standards and procedures to conduct fun diving activities to our guests. Because we understand fully that safety is the first main thing to consider.

 

Officialy Registered Padi Dive Resort

Officialy Registered Padi Dive Resort

Officialy Registered Padi Dive Resort

Officialy Registered Padi Dive Resort – We proudly announce that Doberai Private Island is now officially registered as Padi Dive Resort.

We maintain and endlessly improve our services and facilities, based on international safety standard practice in fun diving activities.

As dive resort, we provide three kinds of services which are: dive course (education), fun dive trip (experience), and sale and rental dive gear (equipment).

We make sure, every aspects of the activities mentioned in the above paragraph will be in the international standard safety procedures, especially in term of safety.

In terms of dive guide, all of them must meet the minimum clasification of diving license, which is dive master. We also produce our own dive master that come from internal Doberai Private Island. We prioritize the staff who have talent and show good atitude for certain period of time.

We train our own staf from zero, until they reach dive master. We make sure they have enough dive log, confidence, fully skillfull, and show good atitude toward guests.

In order to make sure that our dive gear are always in good condition, regular maintenance and services should be done. We have our own certified specialist to conduct the maintenance for the dive gear, that consist of second stage, first stage, BCD, mask, fins, and wetsuit. All the standardized tools for the specific brand of the dive gear are also complete.

Four unit BAUER kompressors support our dive centre. Using registered BAUER spare parts is the decision we made. Beacuse we understand that the saftety relies more on this equipments.

 

 

Doberai Hall of Fame Trip Advisor

Doberai Hall of Fame Trip Advisor

Doberai Hall of Fame Trip Advisor

Doberai Hall of Fame Trip Advisor – Because Doberai Private Island receives a Certificate of Excellence every year for five consecutive years, Trip Advisor is happy to announce that Doberai Private Island has met the qualification to be rewarded for Certificate Hall Of Fame

This is the true evidence of the high quality services that we deliver to our guests. The high quality services has been acknowledged by the guests who personally experienced and felt from their visits to our private island. The high quality services that we delivered could satisfy the guests who happened to come from all over the world, such as Germany, Spain, Netherland, Swizerland, French, Norwegia, Finland, Denmark, England, Brussel, Italy, Chech Republc, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Praqua, Hungaria, America, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Qatar, Mexico and still many other countries.

The reward is given out of evaluation from the guests in all aspects that they feel and see, such as: the rooms, dive centre, meals, cleanliness, punctuality, price, hospitality, transporataion and others.

As we are locally owned by Indonesian, we run the resort by applying Indonesian concept. This means, we intentionally deliver the services with the style of Indonesia. This applies to many aspects like the measl are Indonesian cuisine. The managment style is also Indonesian touch.

By doing this, based on the comments and reviews from our guests, they could feel to be really in Indonesia, which is on of the purpose of their visit.

Raja Ampat Coral Valuable Lesson

 

Raja Ampat Coral Valuable Lesson

Raja Ampat Coral Valuable Lesson

Raja Ampat Coral Valuable Lesson – M.V cruise ship. Caledonian Sky which ran aground on the Dampier Strait on March 4, caused massive damage to coral reefs in Raja Ampat. Environmental activists say the Government must make this event a valuable lesson, and make various efforts to protect state assets in the form of invaluable natural wealth.

Damage to coral reefs in the waters of Raja Ampat is estimated to reach more than 1.8 hectares, due to the destruction of the M.V cruise ship. Caledonian Sky which ran aground in the Dampier Strait.

Further research and calculations are needed, to determine the steps that must be taken as an effort to restore damaged coral reefs. This is related to the damage to coral reefs that are included in the core zones of fisheries and tourism.

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Raja Ampat People Extreemly Friendly

Raja Ampat People Extreemly Friendly

Raja Ampat People Extreemly Friendly

Raja Ampat People Extreemly Friendly – In one of the big tribal festive event last month 2019, on Waisai Beach, which the theme was Torang Cinta Raja Ampat, (we love Raja Ampat) was very lively. In the middle of the event, visitors who came were entertained by singer Andre Hehanussa, who sang the song Lovely Raja Ampat and Kami Papua.

Andre claimed to be proud and happy to be invited to perform in Raja Ampat. He feels, the beautiful island in Papua is full of local wisdom, which has the potential to bring tourists.

Since he landed in Sorong to cross to Raja Ampat, these nuances have been felt from treating friendly and smiling locals.

The man born in South Sulawesi considers these two things to be the initial capital that makes tourists comfortable visiting a new area.

“They serve with a friendly and full of smile, to anyone. This is very good, similar to Bali. Travelers need a comfortable atmosphere, we need tourists to come, “Andre said.

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Raja Ampat Coral Reef Crashed

 

The Beauty of Raja Ampat Coral Reef

Raja Ampat Coral Reef Crashed

Raja Ampat Coral Reef Crashed – Damage to coral reefs at Raja Ambat due to being hit by a Noble cruise ship Caledonia could be greater than 1,600m2 originally estimated.

The Indonesian government is still evaluating the damage so that it will immediately determine the steps for restoration and rehabilitation. The Indonesian government will also file a lawsuit with the Noble Caledonia ship company in the near future.

According to the Director General of Sea Space Management of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Brahmantya Poerwadi, after knowing the total area and types of coral damaged by being hit by the MV Caledonian Sky, the government will also assess the multiplier effect that was incurred and opportunity lost (costs for lost opportunities ) of the incident.

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Raja Ampat Reef Destroyer Ship

Raja Ampat Reef Destroyer Ship

Raja Ampat Reef Destroyer Ship

Raja Ampat Reef Destroyer Ship – West Papua Province finally handed over the case files of Amanikan cruise ships which allegedly hit coral reefs in Raja Ampat waters to the Sorong District Prosecutor’s Office for further legal proceedings.

The head of the Raja Ampat Police Criminal Investigation Unit, AKP Bernadus Okoka, said that he had submitted the case file to the foreign cruise ship to the Sorong District Prosecutor’s investigator.

He said the legal proceedings awaited the Sorong District Prosecutor’s investigator as the prosecutor stated that the case file of the cruise ship was complete.

The 173 GT motorboat was legally processed because it hit a coral reef in the waters of Arborek Village, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Raja Ampat Regency in November 2017.

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The Raja Ampat Coral Reef

The Raja Ampat Coral Reef

The Raja Ampat Coral Reef

The Raja Ampat Coral Reef – Damage to coral reefs in Raja Ampat, West Papua, due to the collapse of the MV Caledonian Sky cruise ship in the Dampier Strait, recently, was very concerning for many groups, especially environmental activists.

Because the coral reef of Raja Ampat, which is known as the center of marine biodiversity in the world, suffered extensive damage, reaching 1.8 hectares.

Support from many parties is needed in order to be able to return to their original conditions.

The definite disadvantage is that coral reefs die from being crushed by a ship, not to mention the living creatures that grow coral.

The concern and many parties is that Raja Ampat is widely recognized as a global center for marine biodiversity.

Raja Ampat’s coral reefs store natural assets, which are not only important for Raja Ampat and the Indonesian people, but the world community at large.

Therefore, the institution which has conservation programs in 69 countries including Indonesia, would certainly welcome with open arms, if there is a request for assistance from the Indonesian government, to do restoration on damaged coral reefs. because this is a big job that requires the participation of many parties.

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Raja Ampat Is Beautiful Education

Raja Ampat Is Beautiful Education

Raja Ampat Is Beautiful Education

Raja Ampat Is Beautiful Education – Raja Ampat in West Papua is considered a fragment of the world’s paradise so that it attracts tens of thousands of tourists to explore its underwater beauty every year.

But in the midst of the global uproar of tourism, some of the children of Raja Ampat struggle to wade through the sea and live a limited life for education.

“I am proud to be born as a Papuan child, but our lives are difficult, learning half-dead using a lamp, far from parents and having to live in lodgings.”

The expression was expressed by Felix Togarman Burdam, a class IX student at SMP Negeri 27, Kampung Samate, Salawati Utara District. Felix is one of 15 children from Soop Island who are now forced to migrate to Samate to continue their education.

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6 Best Food Of Raja Ampat

Best Food Of Raja Ampat

6 Best Food Of Raja Ampat

6 Best Food Of Raja Ampat – Raja Ampat is indeed not saturated to talk about. Because there is indeed a separate paradise that is so eye-catching. Local and international tourists know and lot. Natural panorama that is so amazing and only exists in Raja Ampat makes it a special attraction for visitors.

Nature that is still beautiful, natural, and the coolness that is given will increase your happiness. However, this time it does not touch on natural tourism, but rather the typical cuisine of Raja Ampat. Culinary that will definitely make the holiday more fun and impressed.

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Under Water Paradise Raja Ampat

Under Water Paradise Raja Ampat

Under Water Paradise Raja Ampat

Under Water Paradise Raja Ampat – The colorful coral reefs in Raja Ampat waters radiate beautifully. Without having to dive and enter the sea in all its shallow sea contents it has been seen and represents almost most of the contents of the deep sea. Small fish like dancing show off their bodies. Quiet waves of waves give them the opportunity to swim in groups and get closer to human dwelling areas. The fish combined with a charming coral presents a paradise for world divers. Raja Ampat Sea does have a beauty that has not been matched by any place in Indonesia, even Raja Ampat can be compared with the world’s beautiful waters such as the Maldives, the Mediterranean Sea, or the Fiji Islands.

Raja Ampat is one of the 10 best dive sites the world has. In fact, it is recognized as the number one waters in the world that has the most complete flora and fauna in the world. A coral expert, Dr. John Veron once mentioned in his research that Raja Ampat has 450 species of coral that are identified as still developing very well. A Conservation International (CI) agency in collaboration with the National Oceanography Institute (LON) and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has also conducted a study in 2001 and 2002. The results of this study show that Raja Ampat has nearly 75% of existing coral reefs around the world. In addition, the waters of Raja Ampat are home to more than 1000 species of reef fish and 700 types of mollusks. The conclusion of the study is that none of the world’s waters has this condition other than Raja Ampat.

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