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Misool Eco Resort

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There are many great dive resorts in the world. Some have stunning remote locations, some have superb diving on their doorstep, others are built and managed in a forward-thinking and ecological way. Seldom do all 3 come together, but they do at Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat.

Rooms: 11
Diving in: Raja Ampat
Dive type: Boat & shore dives
Divers: Max. 32
Enriched air nitrox is available hereInternet is available here
The Misool Eco Resort, for land-based diving in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

This gem of a resort sits on a private island in the heart of Raja Ampat and is a small eco resort run to European standards. Most divers visiting Raja Ampat elect for liveaboards, but for those who prefer land-based operations, there is no resort in a better location than Misool Eco Resort.

11 separate cottages and villas provide the accommodation and are dotted around the shore or over the shallows where juvenile marine life thrives. All accommodation has air conditioning as well as fans, outdoor Balinese style bathrooms and expansive balconies, many with in-built hammocks for maximum relaxation.

Set around a beautiful shallow bay, the main resort building nestles behind a white sand beach with a stunning view across the nutrient rich waters towards distant Indonesian islands. Here you can feel like you are in the remotest desert island yet the cuisine, accommodation and Raja Ampat diving service are all of a very high standard. Languages spoken include English, German, Indonesian, Italian, French, and Swedish.

The resort is surrounded by their own patrolled 1,220 km² "no take" zone. Due to its remote location and to keep a limit on the use of transport boats, the dive resort packages have fixed pre-determined dates. Within short boat rides there are dozens of excellent dive sites accessible from Misool Eco Resort. What's more, nitrox use is entirely free for all nitrox-certified divers - a great perk for guests who wish to get the best taste of the immense diversity of marine life and topography of the Raja Ampat region.

The resort features a conservation centre and is built almost entirely from indigenous materials, many of which were salvaged or recycled, and the gardens are run using a waste water system. The management are continuously innovating and trying new methods to operate the resort sustainably. So if you want to dive in the paradise of Raja Ampat and stay on a remote yet supremely comfortable island, then Misool Eco Resort could be perfect for you.

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Resort diving packages...
  Prices valid until 30 December 2014

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All Year Round 2014 - 6 January 2014 to 30 December 2014
Days Nights Price per diver Price per non-diver Single supplement
US$US$US$
874,0032,8451,048
13126,5354,6291,797


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More Trip Details....
Destinations:  Southern Raja Ampat islands. No diving on day of arrival.

Note: 
2014 Trip Dates:
06 to 18 January 19 to 26 January
27 January to 03 February 04 to 16 February
17 February to 01 March 02 to 09 March
10 to 22 March 23 to 30 March
31 March to 12 April 13 to 20 April
21 April to 03 May 04 to 11 May
12 to 24 May 25 May to 01 June
02 to 09 June 16 to 23 September
24 September to 06 October 07 to 14 October
15 to 27 October 28 October to 04 November
05 to 17 November 18 to 30 November
01 to 13 December 14 to 21 December
22 to 29 December 30 December to 06 January 2015


Resort diving includes:  Dives, unlimited self-guided shore dives, boat rides to dive sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster, tanks, weights, weight belt, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available), drinking water, hot drinks, snacks.
Diving excludes:  Extra dive (approx US$ 71 per dive, payable in advance), scuba equipment, dive computer (mandatory) US$ 13 per day, dive insurance (mandatory), Raja Ampat marine park fee (valid for 1 year) US$ 49. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Resort accommodation includes:  Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return resort transfers to/from airport and local hotels (on scheduled transfer dates), overnight accommodation in Sorong.
Accommodation excludes:  Alcoholic drinks, internet access. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there:  Misool Eco Resort is located on a private resort island in a remote part of southern Raja Ampat. The resort is reached by a 4 hour speedboat which departs Sorong, West Papua at 01:00 pm. You can fly directly to Sorong from Bali or Jakarta. We recommend Express Air XN800 departing Jakarta 05:00 am arriving Sorong 11:50 am. An overnight stay at Hotel JE Meriden in Sorong will be necessary after your visit to Misool Eco Resort (unless combining with a liveaboard trip) - this is included in the package price. For more information see our West Papua travel information section.

Dive clubs and group discounts:  No discounts available.


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Rooms, Beds, Bathrooms, Views...
There are 8 double and twin bed Standard Cottages and 3 villas named Villa Tabisasu, Villa Kalanme and Villa Utara. The accommodation manages to be both simple and sophisticated with elements like open-air Balinese showers and large balconies with in-built hammocks adding character. Standard Villa Tabisasu has a double bed with extra bed available (no air-con for extra bed). Standard Villa Utara has 2 double bed rooms and 2 twin beds (no air-con for twin beds). Deluxe Villa Kalanme is the most expensive option and has 3 double bed rooms.

All accommodations have air-conditioning (except where stated above) with furniture and fittings built from reclaimed tropical hardwood. All have sea views, with the Standard Cottages and Villa Utara built over the shallow turquoise waters of a sheltered bay.

Misool Eco Resort's Standard Cottage All the accommodations have:
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Private Balinese-style bathroom with hot water shower
  • Toiletries and towels
  • Private balcony with furniture
  • Reading lights
  • Tea & coffee making facilities (villas only)
  • Dressing table, chair and mirror
  • Safety box
  • Refridgerator
  • Mosquito nets
  • Wardrobe
  • Hammock (cottages only)
  • Fire extinguishers

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Diving Details...
A typical dive day at the resort includes 3 boat dives (first dive at 8:00 am), and a night dive every second night. There are over 60 dive sites within a 1-hour boat ride, and 20 world-class dive sites within a 10 minute ride from the resort. Some of the more famous Raja Ampat dive sites in the area include Fiabacet, Boo, Magic Mountain, Yilliet, and Gorgonian Passage.

Free nitrox is available to all EANx-certified divers!

One of Misool Eco Resort's speedboats, used for diving around southern Raja Ampat The Misool Eco Resort dive boats description:
  • 4 aluminium/fibreglass dive boats
  • 2 x 6m boats are 80 HP and take a maximum of 6 divers. 7m boat is 115 HP, 8m boat is 200 HP - both take a maximum of 10 divers
  • Divemaster
  • Water entry/exit ladders
  • Free use of surface marker buoys
  • Drinking water
Raja Ampat dives are a maximum of 60 minutes each, to a maximum depth of 30 metres. Boat journey time from the resort is between 10 and 60 minutes. The dive centre staff will load and wash all your dive equipment.

The resort dive centre has dive equipment storage areas and rinse tanks. There are also toilets and 2 cold water showers at the centre. The wet room is 52.5m² and is furnished with plenty of camera tables and work stations. The kit up platform is quite roomy, with 75m². Within the 48m² dry area, you'll find computer stations, comfortable lounge chairs, and a monitor for viewing the day's images. The sunny veranda is 120m², perfect for drying out between dives and enjoying the topside views.

12 litre scuba tanks are the norm but some 15 litre dive tanks are also available. Both DIN and yoke clamp fittings are available.

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Facilities, Location, Recreation...
Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia Misool Eco Resort is not the tye of place you should expect a swimming pool or 5 star luxury facilities. It is in a very remote spot yet manages to be quite a sophisticated and very comfortable resort.

You can further you environmental knowledge at the conservation centre and learn and contribute to the good work being undertaken by the resort. The dive centre includes a comfortable lounge and a flat screen monitor for viewing the day's images.

Resort facilities include: Restaurant and bar — water dispenser — computer — wifi internet — DVD player — fish ID books — laundry service — a private beach — baby cots — baby sitting — the freedom of a private island and endless views.

Location: Batbitim Island, Southeast Misool, Southern Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

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Menu, Cuisine Type, Specialities...
The quality and imagination behind the fod at Misool Eco Resort is often more than one could realistically expect in such a remote location. The internationally trained chef works wonders with mainly fresh local ingredients, much of which is organic.

All meals are served buffet style and are a mixture of various cuisines, mostly Asian fusion with plenty of Indonesian specialties included. Guests enthuse about the home-made bread and granola that, together with eggs, beans and pancakes forms part of the hearty breakfast.

Breakfast, waterside at Misool Eco Resort, West Papua Meals available:
  • Indonesian and other Asian fusion style dishes.
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day.
  • Different dietary needs and restrictions can be catered for with advance notice.
  • Pork is not served.
Some sample dishes:
- Classic Indonesian fried rice with toasted cashew nuts, seared tuna, frittata with shallots, bell peppers, and cheese, and a fresh salad with cucumber, tomato, and pineapple, spiked with caraway seeds and balsamic vinegar.
- Laksa, a scrumptious Malaysian coconut curry with rice vermicelli noodles and kaffir lime leaves.
- Crispy spring rolls, chicken satay accompanied by spicy Thai peanut dipping sauce, grilled fish, and tempeh fried with peanuts and sweet potato.


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Dive Safety, Resort Security...
Ariel view of Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat The nearest re-compression chamber is at the Royal Darwin Hospital, 750 km, 4 hours, from Sorong. Misool Eco Resort insist that divers have their own dive insurance policy. See our insurance programme for a competitive quote.

The dive centre provides 1 dive guide for every 4-5 divers and first aid kits on its boats. Emergency oxygen is available on all boat trips, together with an emergency action plan. Extra oxygen is available at their dive centre. The nearest medical facility is at Sorong.

Misool Eco Resort has safety deposit boxes for guest use in each accommodation, free of charge, and has 24 hour security personnel are present. The nearest police facility is in Sorong, back on the West Papua mainland.

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