• Includes & Excludes
  • Cove Eco Resort
  • Diving Highlights
  • Destination Information
  • Return transfers from Airport to Resort (approx. 2 x 2-hour boat transfers, total 4 hours) on a Monday or Saturday arrival
  • 7 nights’ accommodation at Cove Eco Resort in an Oceanview Standard Cottage (42m2) with aircon and a ceiling fan
  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, free drinking water, tea & coffee)
  • Individual bathroom and toilet provided with hot and cold water, towel, soap and shampoo
  • WIFI connection shared among all guest for light email or WhatsApp
  • 2 Dives per day, total of 12 dives
  • Scuba tanks, weight belts and guide
  • Free use of Kayaks and SUP`s (Stand-up paddle board)
  • Laundry service
  • Government Taxes
  • Marine Park fees
  • 1 Nights accommodation at Aston Sorong Hotel & Conference Centre including breakfast
  • Flights and Airport Taxes (Flights & Taxes, approx. R37,000.00)
  • Personal travel, baggage and diving insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Additional Sightseeing not specified
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Visa issued on arrival +- $30 per person


optional upgrades:
  • Upgrade to a Superior 84m2 Cottage for R11,760.00 per person (7 nights)



Stay in beach facing cottages, perfect for two, single, triple or quadruple families sharing. These cottages give guests a cool relaxing experience in Raja Ampat.

Stay in an Oceanview Standard Cottage with aircon and a ceiling fan with an individual bathroom and toilet provided with hot and cold water, towel, soap and shampoo. 


Diving Highlights

Cove Eco resort is located on Yeben island in the northern area of Raja Ampat (1.5h from Waisai) in one of the most prolific areas of Raja Ampat. 

Famous diving spots include:

– Mayhem, Citrus Ridge
– Melissa’s Garden, Anita’s Garden, My Reef
– Manta Cove, Meos Mangara
– Yeben Shallow, Yeben Corden
– Rufus Wall, Rufus Ridge
– Manta Sandy, Arborek

  • Walking shark
  • Blacktip shark
  • Pygmy Seahorse
  • Barracuda
  • Manta Rays
  • Giant Trevally
  • Turtles
  • Parrotfishes
  • Wobbegong Sharks
  • Nudibranchs
  • Small critters

Balinese, Indonesian and English.

GMT +7. Raja Ampat is 7 hours ahead of South Africa

Weather in Raja Ampat is relatively stable all year around, consistently around 25-32°C, with high humidity at times causing it to feel hotter. Although there is a typical dry season, rainy season and windy season, the below is a general guideline to seasonal patterns in Raja Ampat.


Water temperature are fairly constant at 26-29°C.  Please note that deep water thermoclines can reduce temps to as low as 25°C.


Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type C / F


WIFI connection is shared among all guest for light email or WhatsApp


The national currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). ATMs are available in Sarong and typically charge a small transaction fee which will be added to whatever fee your bank charges. An international exchange fee may also apply.

You’ll be able to exchange major currencies at the airport and in banks throughout Bali, however, pay attention to the exchange rate advertised.

Most of the tourist hubs accept Visa and Master Card there is a 3.5% surcharge on all credit card transactions.

  • Certification must be presented as well as a log book and dive insurance
  • Decompression Chamber: Raja Ampat & the Halmahera Sea are extremely remote regions and medical support services in the event of a serious diving accident are extremely limited. Note; There is a hyperbaric chamber in Manado. Note that specialist flights that maintain the patient at sea level pressures are required. Such flights are extremely expensive and usually require upfront payment. 
  • Please be sure that your dive insurance is comprehensive & up to date before departing on your diving trip.
  • Always follow safe diving practices at all times.
  • Alcohol Consumption: If alcohol is consumed in between dives by an individual then they will be required to refrain from diving for the remainder of the day
  • Flying After Diving: A minimum surface interval of 18 hours must be allowed prior to flying or going to altitude