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Raja 4 Divers Resort

Pulau Pef is home and house reef of Raja 4 Divers Resort, a true diving paradise with pristine coral barriers, coconut palm fringed beaches, countless lagoons, spectacular bays, mangroves and a hidden lake. For those who don't dive, Pulau Pef's lush nature offers many activities in incredible settings: climbable rock outcrops, limestone "mushroom" islands, unexplored caves, rainforests, wild orchids, ancient rock art and amazing wildlife.


House Reef of Raja 4 Divers Resort

Last update: September 23, 2023


Welcome to Pulau Pef, home of Raja 4 Divers Resort








There is a great variety of dive sites in the immediate area surrounding of Pulau Pef, from sites dripping with lush soft corals, to spectacular hard coral gardens, slopes, critter sites and mantas. Being in the heart of Raja Ampat Pulau Pef is quite simply one of the most beautiful islands in the archipelago. It is not a chance that Raja 4 Divers Resort has been celebrated by all the specialized diving journals in the world.

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Coral reefs at Raja 4 Divers Resort  Coral gardens and manta at Raja 4 Divers Resort


Raja 4 Divers is a small dive resort on the private island Pulau Pef and runs by their Swiss owners. Entirely built in authentic Papuan style, it offers exclusivity, great comfort and together with the local Papuan employees a family atmosphere. Ten spacious beach bungalows on stilts, with large semi-open bathrooms and a big sunset deck offer plenty of space for relaxation and rest. Enjoy the incredible sunsets of Raja Ampat in front of your bungalow!

The Papuan style bungalow on stilts above the sea

The 128sqm bungalows have enough room for everything: 48sqm the bedroom, 24sqm the deck, and the open air bathroom 44sqm. The bungalows, built on stilts in authentic Papuan style, are located on the Western side of the island along the coconut palm beach. They are generously sized and offer a unique feeling of open space. The design is based on tried and tested traditional Papuan building methods, which guarantee a pleasant interior climate.

Accommodations at Raja 4 Divers Resort

Bathroom accommodation at Raja 4 Divers Resort  Bungalow terrace at Raja 4 Divers Resort

Each bungalow offers space for up to four people and luxurious comfort while keeping a rustic Papuan style: large beds, mosquito net, tablets & limited wifi, mini fridge, water dispenser, writing desk, mini safe, tea and coffee making facilities, fans, desk and various recharging stations including adaptor. In the adjacent private indoor/outdoor garden bathroom, hot and cold water, bath towels, swimming towels, soap, shampoo and mosquito spray are provided. On the huge terrace deck: sun loungers, beanbags, a hammock and steps into the water.

Raja 4 Diver Resort Facilities

An overwater restaurant, dive center, camera room, lounge, main jetty and pier complete the facilities at Raja 4 Divers Resort. The resort facilities have been built by divers, thinking in divers and, of course, in their main interest: the underwater photography.

The restaurant serves a delicious cuisine fusing local and international dishes, emphasizing on fresh produce and local flavours. The bar and the ‘sunset lounge’ are the place to meet and share the adventures of the day while enjoying a cold drink.  

Restaurant facilities at Raja 4 Divers Resort  Lounge facilities at Raja 4 Divers Resort

Dive Center Facilities

The dive centre is managed by a professional PADI instructor, backed up by valuable local knowledge and experienced dive guides. While the dive centre is situated in the main building at the beginning of the jetty, the wet and dry storage areas are conveniently located at the end of the jetty where dive briefings are held. It is also the departing point to board the boats or dive the house reef.

Limited satellite wifi internet and Nitrox are offered free of charge. Rental gear is available, as well as a library of marine reference guides. For maximum convenience, the divers' personal diving gear is stored at the end of the jetty for the duration of the trip, where dive briefings are held and the dive boats are docked.

Dive center facilities at Raja 4 Divers Resort  Dive boat facilities at Raja 4 Divers Resort

Dive Service

Raja4Divers offers unlimited diving - up to three guided boat dives daily plus a night dive and unlimited diving at the house reef. The use of Nitrox 32 is encouraged and offered free of charge to certified Enriched Air Divers. In order to become Nitrox certified, ask about completing the PADI Enriched Air Specialty course during your trip. Other courses are available on request.

The three dive boats, Pef II, Pef III and Pef IV, are equipped with built-in sun protection, and are powered by twin Yamaha 50hp 4-stroke outboard engines, which makes them fast, quiet and fuel-efficient. They have been especially custom-fitted for maximum comfort with a ratio of one dive guide to four divers and a maximum of eight divers per boat. Each dive boat is equipped with standard safety equipment on all trips - first aid kit, emergency oxygen, tools and anchor, as well as a padded camera crate, drinking water and towels.  

Special dive facilities for divers & underwater photographers

Photographers are welcome to use the air-conditioned Imaging Studio -or camera room- for storage and set-up of their camera gear.

Camera room facilities at Raja 4 Divers Resort

The Raja 4 Divers Resort facilities have been built by divers, thinking in divers and in their main interest: the underwater photography


The main activities at Raja 4 Divers are diving and snorkelling, the sea conditions are good year-round, with the water temperature at a constant 28-30°C (82-86°F) and visibility averaging 10-20m (32-65 ft). Water visibility in Raja Ampat generally seems a little ‘reduced’ due to large amounts of food particles present, which in turn nourish these rich reefs via tidal currents. Currents converging around a reef point tend to attract a stupendous diversity of fish schools, a phenomenon that has made Raja Ampat famous all over the world. Non-diving guests will also be able to enjoy the rich underwater world of Raja Ampat. The house reef is waiting be explored directly from the resort and close by reefs can be reached comfortably by kayak. Snorkellers are also welcomed on the boat trips for divers and our snorkelling guides will find and point out many hidden treasures of the sea.

Hidden Bay excursions at Raja 4 Divers Resort  Underwater photography at Raja 4 Divers Resort

Macro photography at Raja 4 Divers Resort  Whale shark at Raja 4 Divers Resort

Wide angle photography at Raja 4 Divers Resort  Spotting dolphins at Raja 4 Divers Resort

Pulau Pef is surrounded by the world's richest reefs, many varied habitats and a myriad of spectacular dive sites: soft corals, spectacular hard coral gardens, slopes, critter sites and mantas. The reefs of Raja Ampat are specifically referred to as ‘species factories’, replenishing other reef ecosystems by sweeping coral larvae across the Indian and Pacific Oceans via their strong currents. Raja Ampat is not just another diving destination, this is the Holy Grail for scientists and underwater photographers, proven to be the richest reefs on the planet and Pulau Pef offers the possibility to experience that fascinating variety of habitats and underwater experiences. Maybe for that it is called the mini Raja Ampat.

Kayaking at Raja 4 Divers Resort

The unique landscape and marine life of Pulau Pef offers besides diving, other countless ways to experience Raja Ampat: kayaking, snorkeling, bird watching, whale watching, exploring jungle trails, climbing hills, sun bathing, spotting dolphins, treating yourself to a cold beer at the sunset bar or else enjoying the sweet idleness and the wonderful view over the vast sea from the hammock of your private deck. Often our guests have been able to observe passing by dolphins directly from the resort sundeck!


Regular Rates for stays from 07 January - 10 June 2023 / 30 September - 23 December 2023. The resort package excl. 15% government taxes, prices per person. Ask for the special rates for stays from 08 July - 30 September 2023.

Massage and spa at Raja 4 Divers Resort


Accommodation & full board packages

6 nights at the resort & 1 night in Sorong incl. breakfast, per person: on single €2850, on double €1975, on triple €1750, on 4 bed-room €1550

13 nights at the resort & 1 night in Sorong incl. breakfast, per person: on single €5459, on double €3750, on triple €3325, on 4 bed-room €3000

20 nights at the resort & 1 night in Sorong incl. breakfast, per person: on single €7725, on double €5325, on triple €4700, on 4 bed-room €4200

27 nights at the resort & 1 night in Sorong incl. breakfast, per person: on single €9775, on double €6750, on triple €5975, on 4 bed-room €5200

Bird watching at Raja 4 Divers Resort


  • Accommodations
  • Full board, water, tea, coffee, snacks
  • Laundry
  • Kayak rental
  • Limited wifi & iPad
  • For snorkellers: boat trip with divers to various dives sites for snorkeling

Included for divers

  • Very interesting is our package for unlimited diving, accommodations and meals, that is includes:
  • In addition to unlimited house reef diving and snorkeling we offer daily three trips to different dive sites
  • Nitrox
  • Camera atelier inclusive a 27“ iMac


  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • National Park Fee
  • Transfers
  • Rental dive gear
  • Private dive guide
  • Dive courses
  • Massages
  • Tips

Omura whale watching at Raja 4 Divers Resort


Arrival at Raja 4 Divers resort at Pulau Pef is on Saturdays, departure is on Friday afternoon. The destination airport is Sorong which belongs to West Papua, Indonesia. There are various airlines that fly to Jakarta and from there directly to Sorong. Here you will be awaited by Raja4Divers staff and shuttled to the harbor and then taken by boat to Pulau Pef. In our speed boat you can comfortably travel lying down.

Guest travelling to Raja Ampat normally will make an overnight stop. We offer our costumers a complimentary transit night and airport transfers. On request we can arrange your domestic flights in Indonesia. Follow the link practical information: how to get to Raja Ampat.


Papuan culture at Raja 4 Divers Resort


The island of Pef is situated 50km south of the equator, and is well within the tropical climate of the equatorial belt. There are no real seasons in Raja Ampat. Sun, wind and waves can change on a daily basis all year round. This also applies to currents and underwater visibility. Rain showers are usually short and temperatures remain warm nevertheless. Unlike many other regions of Indonesia, where the months between October and April usually bring a lot of rain, Raja Ampat does not really have a rainy season. During that time most of the liveaboards come to Raja Ampat to avoid the bad weather. From May to September, however, only guests from the local resorts dive the countless reefs of Raja Ampat. This means for you: having the dive sites all to yourself! To learn more follow the link practical information: diving season in Raja Ampat.


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