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Misool Eco Resort – A new Raja Ampat dive resort built for the future

19th November 2008

The newly opened Misool Eco Resort promises to herald a new era in responsible dive tourism. The doors have just been opened a couple of weeks and, ever on-the-ball, Dive The World have already run the rule over the place just for you! This brand new Raja Ampat dive resort could be the next big thing….

When you set foot on the jetty and make your way to the central restaurant of the resort, the view tells a story. A small shallow bay where turquoise waters gently lap a fine sandy beach is the first to catch your eye. Then you see the two rocky arms of the bay stretching out with delightful chalets lining the shore. Beyond, you gaze out across the remote, rich waters of Raja Ampat to distant verdant islands on the horizon.

Knowing what we do about the quality of the diving around Raja Ampat generally and Misool particularly, could you imagine a better location? Up until now we have only recommended liveaboards for this incredible region but we have had a rethink…

Imagine staying in one of these chalets at Misool Eco Resort

In a time when the word ‘Eco’ appears everywhere, it is great to see a resort with credentials including:

  • Every single piece of lumber used in building has been milled from salvaged driftwood and free-fallen timbers collected in Raja Ampat
  • Collected rainwater is used for showering
  • Grey water is processed with waste water gardens and then redirected to flush toilets
  • The resort has implemented a community agreement for a 200 sq km Marine protected Area (no fishing zone)
  • The Misool Conservation Centre is being registered as a UK-charity, and will provide a well-equipped, functional base for scientific research and conservation projects, both social and environmental
  • There is an emphasis on employing and buying from local people as well as implementing social projects to provide alternative means of income to local people

It could be you – rush hour at this brand new Raja Ampat dive resort

Note that all this good work is in addition to providing you with some of the best diving you can imagine. Dive sites like the legendary Fiabacet come within the Marine Protected Area. The fabulous Farondi island and The Passage are both within easy reach, plus the house reef provides the type of night dive any other resort would kill for. There are so many excellent diving spots nearby that the list is practically inexhaustible.

In short, Misool Eco Resort will soon become a place that tops every serious diver’s ‘Must visit’ list. If you go now, you will have bragging rights forever more!

Eco-friendly construction combined with comfort for the discerning diver at Misool Eco Resort

Due to the remote location, the resort is run a little like a liveaboard with set trips:

Misool Eco Resort offers 11 night holiday packages. Transfer to and from this private island is free for guests on scheduled departure dates. Departures are from Sorong on alternate Sundays, arriving early evening at Misool Eco Resort. Return to Sorong Thursday.

2008 15% OFF all trips completed before end Dec 2008. Contact us!
November 30…………………… December 11
December 14…………………… December 26 *12 nights*
December 28 ………………….. January 8

2009
January 11……………………… January 22
January 25……………………… February 5
February 8………………………. February 19
February 22…………………….. March 5
March 8 …………………………. March 19
March 22………………………… April 2
April 5…………………………….. April 16
April 19…………………………… April 30
May 3……………………………… May 14
May 17……………………………. May 28
May 31……………………………. June 11
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Misool Eco Resort is closed July, August, and September each year for maintenance.

2009 RATES
(NOTE there is 10% OFF if you pay in full before 31 Dec 2008 for all trips beginning 3 May 2009 an onwards)
11 nights, unlimited diving per person prices

LOW SEASON: Jan, Feb, March and June.

Reef View Cottage: Air € 2,340 / Nitrox € 2,570
Water Cottage: Air € 2,980 / Nitrox € 3,210
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HIGH SEASON: Oct, Nov, Dec, Apr and May

Reef View Cottage: Air € 2,676 / Nitrox € 2,830
Water Cottage: Air € 3,280 / Nitrox € 3,535

Check this place out! There is no better location for a dive resort

This is just a taste of the resort and the prices. If you are interested then let us know and we can give you more details. Just don’t tell too many people or the resort will be full all year round. OK? Our little secret.

For enquiries or bookings, please call Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or you could send us an email

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