by: mantagirl
August 31, 2011

An Opportunity to Dive Raja Ampat, Global Diving Adventures Style!

Join Global Diving Adventures with a select group to dive Raja Ampat, Indonesia this coming January and February as we join forces with dive pioneer and legend, Max Ammer to explore the waters off Cape Kri where after two decades of exploration, Max says,

“we have only scratched the surface”.








Raja Ampat, the richest diving in the world?

According to Conservation International, marine surveys suggest that the marine life diversity in the Raja Ampat area is the highest recorded on Earth. Diversity is considerably greater than any other area sampled in the Coral Triangle composed of Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The Coral Triangle is the heart of the worldʼs coral reef biodiversity, making Raja Ampat quite possibly the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world. To date, according to Roger Steene, 1426 species have been recorded here.

“Picture Perfect” is how Stephen Frink describes it.

“The richest coral reefs in the world” is the accolade given by David Doubilet of National Geographic.

“Kick ass diving” is what Sharkman thinks.

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Aerial flight over Sorido








dive Raja Ampat

7th heaven for MantasAnd Mantagirl just dreams of Mantas! To date, Max has located over 21 manta cleaning stations throughout Raja Ampat. But diving is not the only thing we will be doing at Maxʼs boutique, upscale Sorido Bay Resort.




Our Plans Include:

•Flying over these “Palauan-esque” islands in Maxʼs personal sea plane, Drifter.

•Excursions to see the outlandish birds of paradise featured in Planet Earth

•Visits to native Papuan villages

•Cave Exploration

Once again, Sharkman and Mantagirl will be leading a small group of divers to one of the worldʼs top dive locations, with three different sets of dates in early 2012. With all the details handled and all the fun included, we welcome you to our tribe.

Details You Want to Know for Raja Ampat

Dates: Jan 8 – 18, 2012 (Bali extension Jan 4-7)

Jan 19 – 29, 2012 (Bali extension Jan 29-1)

Feb. 5 – 15, 2012 (Bali extension Feb 15-18)

$4995.00 Sentani Bungalow

Included: 10 nights Accommodations at Sorido Resort, 10 days of diving including unlimited shore diving (weather permitting), all meals, nitrox, group transfers, use of underwater digital camera and video, services of expedition leaders including any specialty courses taught, nitrox certification, slide shows and other fun stuff including dive trips to outer islands, treks for birds of paradise and local village visits.

Not Included: Air transportation, travel insurance, dive insurance, alcoholic beverages, items of a personal nature, departure tax where applicable, excess baggage fees, SCUBA or snorkel equipment, marine park fees where applicable, dive staff gratuities.

ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Sorong, West Papua 

* When planning dates, be aware that a domestic overnight may required on the inbound.

Want more? How about a three day add on to a luxury private villa in Ubud, Bali. We have a stunning 5 bedroom villa reserved for three nights in the heart of where they filmed, Eat, Love, Pray. Activities include massage in a private spa house at the villa, rafting on the Ayung river, site seeing to rice terraces and your own driver/guide for shopping and exploring!

Pricing: $1195 for 3 nights (see dates above)  including accommodations, meals, activities such as rafting the Ayung river, private massage, van and driver for site seeing and shopping, transfers to and from the Bali airport.


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One of 5 gorgeous bedrooms at our private villa

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Fabulous open air living spaces

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Lap pool at our villa












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