Sorido Bay Resort | Dive Raja Ampat

Sorido Bay Resort | Dive Raja Ampat

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Sorido Bay Resort

(Far East - Indonesia )

from: £3995 inc. flights*

*Inc Sentani Bungalow 7 nights (full board), 4 dives/day, unlimited shore diving, transfers & all flights

  • Dedicated luxury dive resort
  • Brilliant for Photographers
  • World famous house reef
  • Combine with other Indonesia options
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Sorido Bay Resort is situated next to one of the most amazing dive sites in Raja Ampat, Cape Kri. This is one of Indonesia's most remote diving resorts where mind blowing pelagic encounters accompany the incredible reef diving and splendid macro life. This house reef is where Dr. G. Allen recorded 374 different species of fish during ONE dive making this the richest dive site known to science, but also the richest house reef anywhere! Built and owned by the pioneering Max Ammer, Sorido Bay Resort is a low-impact resort, designed to blend in with the surroundings. Natural local materials, local craftsmen and traditional design create eco-friendly accommodation striking a balance between traditional and modern. There is no where on earth quite like Raja Ampat - discover it from the lap of island luxury.

There are 2 room grades at Sorido Bay - the Sentani bungalows and Kaimana Villa. The Kaimana Villas are larger with a living room area. Each room is decorated and furnished in Papuan style using local artefacts and is equipped with air-conditioning, hot showers, television and refrigerator. These spacious bungalows are built on the seashore with beach access and provide a simply stunning view over this gorgeous bay. Soak up the view from your private sun deck. There is even a free laundry service! Built by divers for divers, Sorido Bay Resort is very photographer friendly. In each bungalow there is a 60 x 330 cm bench for camera work with good light, built-in sink, and 110V and 220V electricity outlets. The ever-helpful staff transport cameras to and from the jetty.

Sorido Bay Resort was built maintaining most of the original trees and bushes and because of this, the buildings are integrated into nature and partly hidden by lush vegetation. The whole area is literally carpeted with ground orchids and there are lots of birds (some even nesting!) within the resort grounds. The main building at Sorido Bay Resort houses the lobby, office, restaurant, kitchen, storage rooms, library/computer-internet room/souvenir shop, as well as a mini museum of Max's WWII artefacts. Sorido Bay Resort has a spacious dining area, bar and relaxation area with splendid view over the bay where Wi-Fi is available to the guests. .

Resort Facts

  • Rooms: 7
  • Fridge: Yes
  • Room safe: Yes
  • A/C: Yes
  • Pools: No
  • Restaurants: 1

Dive Centre Facts

  • Dive Centre: On site
  • Dive Courses: PADI (on request)
  • House Reef: Yes
  • Boat Diving: Yes
  • Shore Diving: Yes
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Tech Friendly: No

General Facts

  • Season: All year
  • Air Temp: 27 - 30 C
  • Water Temp: 27 - 28 C
  • Visibility: 10 - 30m
  • Airport: 75km

In an ever shrinking world, scuba divers are always on the look out for that special somewhere for a resort diving holiday and it doesn't get much better than Raja Ampat in Indonesia. Make this your next dive holiday in Indonesia and you will have a diving holiday with distinction to remember for a lifetime. Raja Ampat boasts not only the impressive bio diversity so characteristic of Indonesian diving, but is also remote enough to truly feel like you have escaped to another world where the only demands made of you are to sit back, relax and let the splendour of the underwater world amaze.

Papua Diving have been pioneering scuba diving in Raja Ampat longer than anyone else and with over a decade of experience, no one knows the waters quite like this team. Having personally discovered many of the dive sites you will visit, these dive professionals live and breathe the underwater world. There are a max of 6 divers per boat which will have at least 2 dive guides per boat! Let their eagle eyes find those impossibly small critters or guide you to the points where manta, sharks and schooling fish play. All diving is completed with an eye on your safety at all times - this is a remote location after all - and nitrox is now available on site.

  • Nitrox available
  • Outstanding Photo Facilities
  • Stunning house reef
  • World class pristine reefs
  • Max 6 divers per boat with 2 guides!
  • Max 6 divers per boat with 2 guides!

Papua Diving have 7 custom built dive boats that head off for fresh adventure each day. Most sites are between 5 to 15 minutes away from the resort and offer world class pristine reef diving and your dive package includes sites up to 10km from the resort. Further excursions can be arranged (paid for locally). Drift diving is common in this area and the currents around Kri Island draw sharks, manta and other large pelagics to the opulent reef walls. Turtles can be found chomping on the soft corals and banded sea snakes can be seen weaving between coral blocks before popping to the surface. The vast and sometimes overwhelming numbers of fish schooling around are spectacular. The macro life is no less phenomenal. Broad club cuttlefish, octopus and wobbegong all hide away in the reef. No less than 3 species of pygmy seahorse are all found here, one of which was only recently discovered! Nudibranch, flatworms and blennies are found on every reef although there are some special critter dives where they are the stars of the show. Dive into paradise each day!

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Sorido Bay Resort.

Daily Diving

  • 1 days diving from: £75 (2 dives, 12ltr tank and weights)
  • 3 days diving from: £216 (2 dives per day, 12ltr tank and weights)
  • 5 days diving from: £335 (2 dives per day, 12ltr tank and weights)

Scuba Diving Courses

  • PADI open water referral from: £269 (inc. cert card, excl. full equipment hire)
  • PADI open water course from: £635 (inc. full equipment hire, manual and cert card)
  • PADI advanced course from: £348 (inc. cert card, excl. full equipment hire)
  • Nitrox Specialty from: £135 (excl manual and cert card)
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): £32 (per day paid locally)

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.



February 2011

Tony recently went to Sorido Bay to find out just how good the diving was, read all about his trip on our blog here, Tonys trip Report.

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From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.

These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.

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