Papua Diving (former Irian Diving) is an eco-tourism SCUBA diving operation located near Sorong, Indonesia, on the far western end of the island of New Guinea. Papua Diving offers SCUBA dive trips based from two eco-resorts in the Raja Ampat Islands located in the midst of a gigantic pristine reef system.
The Raja Ampat has only recently been discovered by scientist to house world’s richest reefs systems. The group of islands is situated on the equator, is part of Papua and counts more than 600 islands. Till this very day the area is virtually unexplored and unknown due to its size, what we do know is that it has revealed to harbor an amazing diversity of breathtaking underwater life.
Our company Papua Diving has experience diving and pioneering the area since 1990. Papua Diving is a Dutch owned and managed company, while almost all the rest of the staff are indigenous Papuan people. We have already been operating our “Kri Eco Resort” since 1994, while a more luxurious resort "Sorido Bay Resort" just opened its doors in November 2004. The resort allows our guests to experience Western style comforts in a traditional Papuan setting. Located on a beautiful deep lagoon and white sand beach on Kri Island, the dive resort is central to the most spectacular dive sites in the Raja Ampat.