Sitting on the edge of mountainous island Sorido Bay Resort is shaded by palm trees that run along a fine white beach. Many of the guests like it for its peaceful location, natural surroundings and tropical island beauty. Papua Diving was the first dive operation in the Raja Ampat area ever. They have been in Raja Ampat for more than 20 years now, gaining immense knowledge about the area, working closely with the local Papuan people.
Seven bungalows are nestled in the lush green jungle on a beautiful cape overlooking a deep lagoon, only meters away from world’s most famous dive-site ‘Cape Kri’; where Dr. Gerry Allen recorded 374 different species of fish in one dive. Just some fin-kicks off the shore you can discover the beauty of the reefs. Just off the jetty you can see Bluespotted stingrays, turtles, Crocodile fish, Stone fish, Batfish, huge school of Jackfish and occasionally even a school of Bumphead Parrot fish. Around 5pm great Mandarin fish diving.
The resort is located approximately 90 minutes by boat from the airport of Sorong.
Sorido Bay Resort consists of two kind of oceanfront water bungalows: Sentani (65m2) and Kaimana (90m2), for a maximum of 14 guests.
The bungalows offer: a choice of double or twin beds, air condition, private bathrooms with warm water, 24 hours electricity, satellite television, mini-bar, camera workstation with 220V & 110V outlets, and free laundry service.
Western comforts modified by island environment will make your stay comfortable. Each bungalow is built on the beach, guaranteeing a stunning view over the bay. All interiors are decorated in Papuan style using high quality artifacts.
The resort is truly part of nature and every morning you are awoken by an orchestra of birds.
Papua Diving offers custom diving with maximum 6 divers per boat and with at least 2 dive guides. Nitrox is available. Packages offer 3 guided boat dives per day plus an optional night/dusk dive.
Sorido Bay Resort is located in the midst of gigantic reef systems encompassing virtually hundreds of dive sites with diverse topology and life which can be reached with relatively short boat rides. The immediate area around the resort is known as the ‘bulls eye of biodiversity’: home to the richest reefs on the planet and certainly the most ‘fishy’ dives found anywhere on earth.
From mucky shallow bays with shrimp gobies, octopus, nudibranchs and “twilight zone” critters; to lagoon channels overhung by rainforest; to rock islands undercut by the sea and covered with a kaleidoscope of tunicates and corals; to offshore reefs with raging currents supporting an unbelievable variety of colorful soft and hard corals and fish, lots and lots of large fish, the diversity of sites seems endless.
The resort is very photographer friendly. On the jetty are fresh water showers and a camera dedicated area (power 220V & 110V and running fresh water). The resort has telephone and internet connection.