what to expect
Diving with us
Respect marine life
Don't touch anything. Ever. We repeat this in our dive briefing before every dive.
Use reef safe sunscreen. One of the rules we ask our divers to respect is to only use reef safe sunscreen before diving with us. We have small bottles of reef safe sunscreen for sale, but our resources are limited. If you’d like to learn about how non reef safe sunscreen is damaging coral reefs, check out this article by Chasing Coral.
Respect your own diving limits. We adapt the dive plan according to our diver's experience and arrange groups based on experience level. Our certified divemasters have been diving in Raja Ampat for a minimum of four years. For our open water diver gourps we put four divers maximum with one of our divemasters. For advanced diver groups we put maximum 5 divers in one group. We draw a map of each dive site and do thorough briefings before each dive.
We try to tailor the schedule to our divers' wishes, but the tides and currents are king in Raja Ampat. Jumping at the right place at the right time is key to having a safe and enjoyable dive in Raja Ampat. This is why we pride ourselves on understanding how the tides affect the currents and knowing the underwater topography of every dive site.
Apart from a few dive sites, all of the dive sites we visit can be enjoyed at relatively shallow depths. We insist that our divers never go past the non-deco limit and do safety stops. There is no hyperbaric chamber in Raja Ampat so we put safety as the number one priority. We have an emergency action plan established in the unlikely event of an accident.
Diving Equipment + facilities
All of our high-quality diving equipment was purchased between March 2018 and March 2019. We have an on-site certified equipment technician who regularly services all of the equipment. We have a variety of sizes and types of equipment in order to provide the safest and most comfortable diving experience possible for our divers. We always bring spare tanks, bcd, regulator, and masks on board in case they are needed. We provide SMBs (surface marker buoys) for every diver.
Our boat and two Yamaha 50 hp four stroke engines were purchased in December 2018. We always have 100% oxygen on board, as well as a first-aid kit and servicing kit for equipment.
Our dive center is located on the Northwest Coast of Kri next to Yenbuba Homestay. We don't own any accommodation but partner with Yenbuba Homestay owned by Agus Sauyai and his family.
DivE DESCRIPTIONS + prices
fun dives near kri
Certified divers can join us on fun dives at more than 20 sites near Kri Island and up to 15 minutes away (such as Blue Magic or Sauwandarek) for the prices listed below. Our diving schedule is as follows: leave for the two morning dives at 7:30 a.m. and return to Kri around lunchtime; leave for the afternoon dive at 2:30 and return around 4:30 p.m.; for night dives we start the briefing at our dive center at 6:30 p.m.
There are no hidden costs; the price includes equipment, guide, the boat, gas, snacks and coffee/tea. We subtract 100.000 IDR per dive for divers with their own equipment (BCD and regulator required). Keep in mind that the prices are per day; the more dives you do per day with us the cheaper each individual dive will cost.
2 Morning Dives (same day): 1.200.000 IDR / 1.000.000 IDR own gear
1 Afternoon Dive (same day): 650.000 IDR / 550.000 IDR own gear
2 Morning Dives + 1 Afternoon Dive (per day): 1.700.000 IDR / 1.400.000 IDR own gear
1 Night Dive: 750.000 IDR / 650.000 IDR own gear
We organize full day and half day trips for certified divers to places and sites up to one hour away from Kri. Joining one of our Adventure Trips is the best way to explore dive sites a bit off the beaten path and discover beautiful landmarks on various islands in Raja Ampat. For the half day trips we leave at 7:30 a.m. and get back to Kri around lunchtime. They include two dives and there are no hidden costs; you get equipment, guide, the boat, gas, snacks and coffee/tea. We leave for the full day trips at 7:30 a.m. and get back to Kri around 5 p.m. They include two dives, lunch, snacks and cofee/tea, equipment, guide, boat and gas. We subtract 100.000 IDR per dive for divers with their own equipment (BCD and regulator required). We need minimum 5 divers to conduct an adventure trip.
Piaynemo: 1.900.000 IDR (All day - includes 2 dives )
Gam Tour: 1.800.000 IDR (All day - includes 2 dives )
Batanta: 1.800.000 IDR (All day - includes 2 dives )
The Passage: 1.700.000 IDR (All day - includes 2 dives )
Hidden Bay: 1.700.000 IDR (All day - includes 2 dives )
Gam Bay: 1.600.000 IDR (All day - includes 2 dives )
Birds-of-Paradise: 1.600.000 IDR (Half day - includes 2 dives )
Plane Wreck + Manta Wai: 1.400.000 IDR (Half day - includes 2 dives )
Manta Slope / Manta Ridge / Manta Sandy: 1.400.000 IDR (Half day - includes 2 dives )
Arborek: 1.400.000 IDR for (Half day - includes 2 dives )
Most people think Raja Ampat is for advanced divers only. While there are sites we wouldn't take beginners to right away, there are dive sites that are suitable for novice divers. If you'd like to try scuba diving for the first time you can do a Discovery Dive with our on-site instructor who speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Indonesian. If you'd like to get certified in arguably the best diving destination in the world, we can teach you courses up to the Divemaster level. We offer SSI certifications. We greatly appreciate diving courses being booked far in advance.
Discovery Dive: 1.000.000 IDR for 1 dive / 1.800.000 IDR for 2 dives
Skills Refresh: 850.000 IDR for 1 dive / 1.500.000 IDR for 2 dives
Open Water: 5.900.000 IDR
Advanced Open Water: 5.900.000 IDR
Stress + Rescue: 5.900.000 IDR
Divemaster: 17.000.000 IDR
Dive 11 times and get the 12th dive for free
Dive 20 times get the 21st dive for free
Dive 29 times get the 30th dive for free
Booking and paying for dives
We recommend booking dives far in advance because our diving boat can fit 8 divers maximum and spaces fill up quickly. We require a 30% deposit on the dives our guests plan to do in order to confirm a spot on our boat. Given the tough situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, please reach out to us directly if you have questions about booking in the near future so that we can give you valid information about travel and more.
We happily accept money via bank transfer if you'd like to pay a deposit for your dives before arriving in Raja Ampat, as there are only ATMs in Waisai and some people prefer to carry less cash with them while they travel. If you pay for your dives with us at the dive center, we accept Indonesian Rupiah in cash at no extra charge. We accept Euros and US Dollars in cash with a 3% charge.
We don't have a credit card machine yet but can take online bank transfers for 3% extra. Our guests commonly use PayPal or TransferWise to transfer the money, which are easy and convenient. We also ask 3% extra for those transactions, and recommend that you set up your PayPal or TransferWise account and do a test transfer of a very small sum while you are still in your home country in order to avoid any identity verification issues while making the transfer in Raja Ampat.