Triton Bay Divers is a dive resort located on a white sand beach with just 8 private bungalows, restaurant, lounge, dive center, and lush tropical gardens on Aiduma Island on the south side of Triton Bay. Triton Bay is one of three regions in the Indonesian province of West Papua that, together with Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay, form the "Bird's Head Seascape" or epicenter of marine biodiversity in the Coral Triangle, which homes to more species of fish and corals than anywhere else on the planet.
Last update: July 1, 2023
TRITON BAY DIVERS
Secluded dive resort providing guests a true frontier diving experience
1. WHY TRITON BAY DIVERS
Triton Bay Divers is a secluded dive resort that provides guests a true frontier diving experience, in one of the most remote, pristine and biodiverse environments of Indonesia. Comfortable accommodations and great service, with the environment in mind, this eco resort protect the reefs and promote sustainable economic development for the community, meanwhile offers an easy access to the best dives site of Triton Bay and unforgettable snorkeling with whale sharks.
There are more than 30 known dives sites around Triton Bay, and possibly just as many yet to be discovered. There is the opportunity to see everything from whale sharks to pygmy seahorses. The region is already known for its beautiful soft coral, as well as the walking sharks, and a spectacular species of flasher wrasse, found only here and in Misool.
Triton Bay Divers is a secluded dive resort that provides guests a true frontier diving experience
2. ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES
Triton Bay Divers has 6 beach front and 2 garden view bungalows, designed with natural aeration, fitted with ceiling fans, private bathroom with hot water showers, and a desk with extra (220v) power sockets. At this time, there is no 24 hour electricity available, power is available only from 6:00 am to 11:00pm.
The resort has built using natural local materials which blend in with the tropical surroundings. Any wood from trees that had to be removed has been utilized elsewhere throughout the resort using local craftsmen and traditional techniques while still allowing for a modern touch.
The restaurant is an spacious open air dining room, designed to make you feel at one with nature. The dive center is located at the far end of the beach, and will provide you of your own personal storage area where your dive equipment will be kept during your stay.
Enjoy three delicious meals plus a local snack in the afternoon every day. Eat, chat and hangout with new friends or simply relax between dives watching the waves lapping on the beach. There is free coffee, tea and water available all day. Soft drinks and beer are also available at the bar and will be billed to your room. If you prefer something a little stronger we recommend you bring in duty free as most alcohol and spirits are not permitted in this part of Papua.
3. RESORT ACTIVITIES
Scuba Diving & UW Photography
We offer three guided boat dives per day, usually 2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon, with the option of an additional sunset or night dive. Best of all, we do not limit our dives to the standard 60 mins, as we know for many of you, including us, that is just not long enough! Our Dive Team will take care of your equipment and clean it for you at the end of each day and before you leave us. There are also rinse tanks for your camera equipment as well as showers for you to rinse off between dives. Rental gear is available for hire, but we have limited stock so please let us know in advance your requirements so we can prepare everything for your arrival. We use 12 liter aluminum DIN tanks with INT adapters. At this time we do not have Nitrox available, so as always we recommend safe and sensible diving at all times.
We have over 30 dive sites already identified here and many more yet to explore. Dive sites range from pinnacles to shallow soft coral gardens, huge boulders draped in colorful corals, massive black coral bushes, drift and wall dives, as well as the opportunity for critter hunting and nudibranch shotting. Triton Bay is becoming best known for its beautiful soft coral gardens and black coral.
Most of our dive sites are in and around the Iris Strait -the body of water between Aiduma Island and the mainland- just south east of Triton Bay. For the majority of our dives it is not necessary to venture deeper than 20m as the shallower parts boast the best coral and fish action. Unfortunately the price we pay for the spectacular soft corals gardens and masses of schooling fish of every shape, color and size, is reduced visibility which varies considerably, but averages around 10-15 meters. Please note visibility can be as low as 5m or over 25m as it is dependent on weather and currents/upwelling. We try to plan our dives accordingly. Water temperatures vary between 28-30 degrees Celsius during the diving season and drop down to around 24 degrees during the eastern monsoon (June-September).
Almost all of the marine creatures found in other parts of Indonesia, too numerous to list, can be found here. The area offers everything from the tiniest pygmy seahorses to large and graceful whale sharks visiting the traditional fishing bagans. We have also seen pods of dolphins and marlin around these platforms. In addition, the region boasts a number of species found nowhere else, such as the elusive Triton Bay walking shark (Hemiscyllium henryi), and the beautiful P. Nursalim flasher wrasse, which outside of Triton Bay can only be found in Misool, south Raja Ampat.
One of the biggest attractions in Triton Bay are the whale sharks. As in Cenderawasih Bay, whale sharks are attracted to anchovies caught on bagans (floating fishing platforms). There are a few places around Kaimana where the bagans operate, and they can be over an hour away from the resort. One free trip will be offered to see the whale sharks to each diving guest per any stay of at least 7 nights. Non-divers or snorkeling guests following the divers will be charged. Additional trips to see whale sharks will be charged, too.
Ancient Rock Art
You may also have an opportunity to view the ancient rock art near Namatota Island. The prehistoric drawings on the rock surfaces depict a wide range of animals such as fish, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, sea horses, snakes, and birds. Also signs and symbols that could be related to death, fertility and hunting.
4. RESORT PACKAGES
These are just a few examples of accommodation packages. Contact us and we will provide you a personalized trip package.
Accommodation & Diving Packages
7 nights packages / 10 dives: double occupancy €1941 - single occupancy €2559
10 nights packages / 16 dives: double occupancy €2846 - single occupancy €3724
11 nights packages / 18 dives: double occupancy €3142 - single occupancy €4412
14 nights packages / 24 dives: double occupancy €4042 - single occupancy €5277
The accommodation packages include: Round trip transfers from Kaimana airport to resort on Saturdays. The cutoff time for transfers to the resort from Kaimana on Saturdays will be set to 2:00 pm. Full board accommodation including breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. Unlimited coffee, tea and water. 2 boat dives per day - includes tanks and weights only. Additional dives, including night or sunset dives, will be charged separately. A minimum of 2 divers is required for a night dive. One free trip will be offered to see the whale sharks to each diving guest per any stay of at least 7 nights as part of their dive package. Non-divers or snorkeling guests will be charged Rp 500,000 per trip when following with divers. Triton Bay Divers does not guarantee that any whale sharks will be seen, nor do we guarantee how long each whale shark interaction will last.
The accommodation packages do not include: Any additional trips to see whale sharks will be charged at Rp 3.5 million per boat, cost to be split between up to 4 guests, regardless of whether or not any whale sharks were seen on the first trip. Wednesday transfer to and from Kaimana is EUR 300 per trip for up to 4 pax. Marine park fees IDR 1,000,000. Soft drinks, fruit juices, and alcoholic beverages. Kayak rental. Diving instruction or courses. Snorkeling trips. Land and boat excursions. Gratuities.
5. HOW TO GET THERE
Triton Bay is located approximately 30 nautical miles from the town of Kaimana in the Indonesian province of West Papua, previously known as Irian Jaya, on the western part of the island of New Guinea. Currently the best route to Triton Bay is to fly via Jakarta (CGK) to Kaimana (KNG), West Papua. Flights to Kaimana originating in Jakarta usually depart around midnight and arrive in Sorong or Manokwari in the morning. From these two places it is a short flight to Kaimana. We offer our clients a complimentary night in transit and airport transfers at your arrival in Indonesia. If you wish, we can take care of your entire domestic and international flight itinerary. Follow the link practical information: how to get to Triton Bay.
On Arrival into Kaimana you will be met by a member of the Triton Bay Divers team who will assist you with your luggage. A car will transport you to our boat. The boat journey to Triton Bay Divers takes approximately 2 hours. At the resort you will be welcomed with a refreshing drink and some well deserved food!
6. BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Triton Bay Divers diving season runs from mid September to mid June. The resort is closed due seasonal weather from mid June to mid September each year. Follow the link practical information: diving season in Triton Bay.
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