Part of the Coral Triangle and containing the richest marine biodiversity on earth, Raja Ampat should be on the bucket list of any serious diver. Located at the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula, Papua Guinea, the Raja Ampat archipelago, or the Four Kings, consists of over 1500 small islands surrounding the main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo. Cove Eco Resort is situated on Yeben Island, a boat ride from Wasai, and is right in the middle of the best diving on this planet!
Eco-luxury on Yeben Island. Cove Eco Resort gets our vote as the most spacious new resort in Raja Ampat.
Huge eco villas with stunning ocean views, on the private Island of Yeben. Cove Eco Resort is a relatively new dive resort in Raja Ampat that provides high-end customer service with an isolated paradise vibe. Two types of villa are on offer, the standard at a size of 42sqm, and the superior, an enormous 84sqm.
Excellent cuisine comes with your accommodation and the resort is situated close to some of the most pristine diving in Raja Ampat.
Diving is done through the family-friendly PADI dive shop, with up to four dives daily being organised. Usually, this will be two dives in the morning, one after lunch, and then a dusk or night dive.
Nitrox is included in your dive package, and who would not want to spend more time diving the immaculate reefs nearby? Dive sites such as Manta Cove, Citrus Ridge, Melissa’s Garden, Mayhem, and My Reef are a hop, skip and jump away in the well-appointed resort speed boats.
Firstly, you will be transferred from the airport or your hotel in Sorong to the Sorong boat terminal. From there, you will take a ferry to Wasai. Next, you will take one more boat ride to Yeben Island and arrive at the Cove Eco Resort.
The resort is an inclusive, environmentally conscious dive operation and will cater for those on adapted diets. Let us know your preferences, and we will handle it for you.
Your stay at the resort includes unlimited snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle-boarding excursions.
On Wednesday, you can jump on an excursion to Piaynemo, Star Lagoon, and Melissa’s Garden.
The dive schedule usually consists of two dives in the morning, leaving at 8:00 am, and returning to the resort at 12:00 with a surface interval on one of the local beaches.
One dive in the afternoon at 14:00, then a night dive on the house reef will be scheduled for 18:30.
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