Meridian Adventure Dive Resort is the perfect base from which to enjoy your incredible, amazing
and unbelievable Raja Ampat experiences. The boutique hotel is located in Waisai (the capital of
Raja Ampat), on the island of Waigeo - just 2 hours by ferry across the channel from Sorong -
and is within walking distance from Waisai Ferry Terminal.
Wake up refreshed in one of the modern, air conditioned resort rooms before enjoying a sumptuous breakfast by the pool. Hike up the nearest mountain, sink your feet in the sand or let one of the high-tech purpose-built dive boats transport you with style and speed to each new adventure.
As a PADI Five Star Resort, scuba divers will enjoy the most outstanding and professional service at Meridian Adventure Dive Resort.
Flights via Jakarta allow the most direct flights to Sorong (SOQ), which is where you land
before transiting to Waisai. The most ideal flight from Jakarta departs in the early hours of
the morning arriving in Sorong between 06:30 – 07:10am which allows you to board the
morning ferry over to Waisai.
The ferry is the most reliable travel option from Sorong to Waisai, departing Sorong daily at 9am and 2pm. The travel time is about 2 hours.
The ferry terminal is short 4 minute walk along the water line from the Merdian Adventure’s Marina, which has direct access to the resort. There are also many taxi’s available to drive you the straight to the hotel reception if so desired.
The ferry and car transfers can be pre-booked as part of your dive package.
Hotel amenities will include the following:
- Ketapang Restaurant and Bar offering uncomplicated, international fusion cuisine and a fully stocked bar with juice, sodas, beer and spirits, an international wine list and cocktails
- Mangrove Lounge and deck area with pool table and ping pong table
- Swimming pool and sun deck with comfortable shaded sun loungers
- WiFi in public areas and rooms
- Filtered drinking water dispenser
- ATM and vending machine
- 24 hour front desk
- BBQ facilities
- Laundry service
- Gift shop
- 5* PADI Dive Centre
Meridian Adventure Dive Resort offers 30 modern, simple, clean and air conditioned rooms
with ensuite bathroom with shower, towels, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The
rooms can be configured with twin beds or double bed complete with custom linens and
contain a writing desk, alarm clock and radio, clothes rack, safe, flatscreen TV with up to 42
local and international channels, bedside reading lights and free WiFi.
Feel at home in the freshness of the minimalist interiors which are serviced throughout the day.
Scuba diving is the main focus of this new dive resort. Double boat dives are offered both in
the morning and afternoon. Many of the dive sites are also amazing snorkelling sites, so
non-divers can enjoy some of the same sites too. There are island beaches and
villages right by many of the dive sites to relax and explore whilst the divers are under the
water. Sightseeing hikes to Raja Ampat’s famous viewpoints can also be arranged.
Reception can assist with booking boat tours to many of the nearby islands and excursions to local sights such as Blue River, waterfalls, hiking on Gam Island, bird watching and paddle boarding safaris.
The resort is conveniently located close to Waisai town which has cafes, restaurants, bakeries, shops and a traditional market to explore.
Meridian Adventure’s diving operation is set up to focus on the following important
components of your dive holiday:
1. High-tech, ultra-reliable equipment and transport to and from scuba dive sites
2. The perfect dive site every time in consideration of tidal streams and environmental condition
The purpose-built dive boats are high-performance, low emission and ultra-reliable. The state-of-the-art long range capabilities and design of the dive boats allows for maximum 14 divers, 2 dive guides and driver per dive boat to be transported in total comfort to more dives sites faster and more efficiently than any liveaboard can with almost zero footprint. Meridian Adventure Dive has access to 288 divers dive sites in the area.
Diving is conducted all year round from Meridian Adventure Dive Resort. The perfect dive site will be chosen every time in consideration of tidal streams and environmental conditions. To see the manta rays, mid-October to March is the best season.
4 boat dives a day are offered – 2 tank morning dives and 2 tank afternoon dives along with night dives (subject to conditions). Scuba gear is included in dive packages. Both Yoke and DIN regulators can be accommodated. At present, Nitrox is not available.
The nearest decompression chamber is in Waisai, only 6 minutes away by car from the Dive Resort.