Scuba Republic Beach Bungalows in Raja Ampat was made by divers for divers with a diver’s needs in mind. Our goal is to provide clean and comfortable accommodation, delicious food, wold class diving and excellent service.
We offer three types of accommodation:
- Bungalow with double bed
- Bungalow with double bed + extra bed
- 3-Bed Dormitory Bungalow (single beds)
All our bungalows are equipped with mosquito nets, fan and air-con, en-suite bathroom with hot water and a patio area with a hammock. We also provide clean linen, towels, shampoo and soap.
Included in your accommodation are breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as complimentary coffee, tea, water and fruit throughout the day. The buffet style meals offer a variety of local and western cuisine. If you let us know in advance, we can accommodate most dietary needs and restrictions.
For dive trips, snacks and fruit are available after the first dive, lunch is served after the second. For night dives, dinner is normally served after the dive. Coffee, tea and water are available throughout the day on the boat.
Scuba Republic Beach Bungalows in Raja Ampat is surrounded by rain forest and spectacular nature, approximately 20min by car from the Regency’s capital Waisai.
We have an open, round roofed common area, a lounge deck under the shady trees by the beach and a private jetty where you can enjoy amazing sunsets with a cold beer.
Our premises are located right on the beach with a beautiful house reef, perfect for snorkeling. Outdoor showers give you the opportunity to rinse off the saltwater before you relax on our bean bags.
Complimentary coffee, tea, water and fruit is available in the common area throughout the day. If you fancy a different snack or crave a cigarette, our neighbour has a little kiosk that sells an ever-changing selection of (mostly edible) items. For anything more, you would have to go to Waisai.
Our staff can help you arrange a ride to Waisai or excursions to local attractions like Piaynemo, Blue River or Bird Watching. We also provide laundry service for a reasonable price.
There is no WiFi available, but for travellers who wish to stay connected to the rest of the world we recommend purchasing a local SIM card. SIM cards are fairly cheap and so are packages including internet. Signal around here is pretty good with Telkomsel.
All rooms, patios, the common area and the lounge deck are equipped with multiple power plugs (220V/50Hz with round two prong plug). However, electricity is provided by a generator and therefore subject to the occasional power surge. The generator is run from around 5pm until 7am.
Our dive centre is fully stocked with everything you need to give you the best possible dive experience.
Full dive equipment and dive computers are available for rent.
BCDs and wetsuits come in sizes XS, S, M, L and XL, booties range from size 5 to 12. Although we have a wide selection of sizes at our dive centre, not all of them come in equal numbers. If you would like to be certain your size is available upon your arrival, please let us know in advance.
Tanks are Aluminium 12l with DIN and INT valves. However, there is a limited supply of DIN tanks and we recommend bringing an adapter if your regulator requires DIN.
There is no Nitrox available.
All dives are boat dives. Typically, we leave around 8:30am on one of our three boats for 2-3 dives. Some of the best dive sites Raja Ampat has to offer are practically on our doorstep – only 15-20min away by boat.
Raja Ampat is well known for its currents, but we make sure that we choose dive sites that are appropriate for our divers based on their certification level, experience, and comfort. We check weather, tides and currents when we plan and check the currents upon arriving at the dive sites.
For further information about our amazing marine life and diving in Raja Ampat.
Medical history & insurance
All certified divers must show proof of certification and have medical clearance for diving. We will need any and all medical questions and concerns addressed and cleared before your arrival. Our staff or the local doctors are not qualified to decide whether an individual is fit to dive.
Raja Ampat is still a very remote destination and the medical facilities are limited. First aid can be given at the local hospital, but for anything more serious an evacuation must be considered. Therefore, a full travel insurance that covers possible evacuations and diving accidents, is recommended for all our guests.
Our experienced dive instructors are looking forward to introducing you do the fascinating world of diving or help you develop advanced underwater skills.
We offer a whole range of introductory and advanced courses to further your dive education or add a new flavour to your dive experience.
To learn more about your options, check out our course description site or contact us directly.
All accommodation includes pick-up and drop-off from Waisai at the beginning and at the end of your stay.
As of June 2019, Raja Ampat does not offer any public transport apart from the ferry arriving from Sorong. From Waisai to Sorong there are two ferries per day leaving at 9am and 2pm. Tickets can be purchased at the harbour.
Transfer between islands can be arranged by the homestays or resorts you’re staying at.
Waisai is about a 20min ride away from the resort. If you would like to visit town, transport can be arranged for a surcharge.
If you would like to explore a bit further, we can help you rent a scooter.
We accept cash (main currencies), credit card (3% surcharge) or bank transfers.
The only ATMs in Raja Ampat are in Waisai. They accept most credit and debit cards with VISA, but there is no guarantee. Please also be aware that they don’t always work and occasionally run out of money.
ATMs here have a withdrawal limit of IDR 2’500’000, but some will only give you IDR 1’250’000.
There are no money exchange facilities in Raja Ampat.
Exploring Raja Ampat
There are several ways to explore the numerous reefs of Raja Ampat with Scuba Republic. Whether you like to spend a week on one of our charismatic liveaboards, hop from island to island with our adventurous 3-7 days Safari trips or prefer to relax in our comfortable beach bungalows, we have an option for all tastes.
Prices & Packages
|3 Bed Dormitory||USD 55 / Person||USD 45 / Person||Booking|
|Double Bungalow En Suite||USD 110 / Room||USD 90 / Room||Booking|
|Double Bungalow En Suite + Extra Single Bed||USD 165 / Room||USD 135 / Room||Booking|
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included with accommodation
* the diver price applies with a minimum of two dives per day for fun divers
* with courses for the duration of the course (OWC 4 nights, AOWC 2 nights, etc.)
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Snacks, coffee, tea, and drinking water
- Towel, shampoo, and body wash
- Transfers to and from Waisai Harbor/Scuba Republic Beach Bungalows
*If you would like to pay for 50% deposit first instead of a full payment, use promo code: DEPOSITONLY. The rest of the balance can be dealt with the same booking button, with a code: FINALPAYMENT.
*Deposit is non-refundable.
|Diving & Courses||Prices|
|Fun Dives (Including night dives)||USD 55 / Dive|
|Snorkel trip||USD 35|
|Refresher Dive||USD 65|
|SSI Try Dive||USD 85|
|SSI Open Water Diver course (3 days)||USD 480|
|SSI Advanced Adventurer course (2 days)||USD 350|
Dive activities include snacks, lunch, coffee, tea, and drinking water.