Get ready to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life and enjoy the tranquility above and below the waves on Aiduma Island with Triton Bay Divers!
Step back in time and imagine what Indonesia was like 40 years ago. This is how locals from other parts of the country describe the region of Kaimana and Triton Bay, still unspoiled by shopping malls and traffic jams.
Now take a boat ride away from the main town of Kaimana and you will start your adventure to a world untouched and waiting to be explored.
In 2008 the Kaimana Regency was declared a Marine Protected Area and our resort is just minutes from some of the best dives sites in Triton Bay and the Iris Strait. With only a few liveaboards ever reaching this area you will be one of only a very few to experience the wonders that lay beneath the waves.
We are the only dive resort in the area and with just 4 spacious detached bungalows, (with 2 further planned) we aim to offer a very personalized service and a holiday never to be forgotten.
We look forward to welcoming you to Triton Bay Divers!
The resort’s 4 spacious bungalows, all with sea views, are able to sleep up to 3 people comfortably. At the end of your day relax on your deck or enjoy a hot water shower in your private garden bathroom.
Each room is equipped with a large ceiling fan and designed with “natural” air conditioning in mind. There is a desk with extra (220v) power sockets, allowing you to download and view your photos whilst charging your camera in preparation for your next day of diving.
Unfortunately, at this time we do not have 24 hour electricity available, but are planning to install solar panels in the not to distant future. Power will be on from 6:30 am to 11:00pm.
We are conscious of our environmental foot-print and have built the resort using sustainable 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 whilst still allowing for a modern touch.
Our Dive Center is located at the far end of the beach and inside you will find your own personal storage area where your dive equipment will be kept during your stay.
Like you, we love taking photos during our dive vacations to show friends and family, hang on our walls or even enter a photography competition or two. So rather than hiding out in your room between dives you will find a small dedicated room beside the office which is available for setting up and charging your camera equipment during your stay. Alternatively why not share your photos with friends in our open air dining room.
We also have a small selection of marine life books available.
Where are we? We are located approximately 30 nautical miles from the town of Kaimana in the Indonesian province of West Papua, previously known as West Irian Jaya, on the western peninsula of the island of New Guinea. The most direct route is to fly from Jakarta to Ambon and then transit in Ambon to Kaimana. Currently Lion Air is the only airline servicing this route. It may seem like a long way from anywhere, but believe me once you arrive you will not be disappointed. The area is beautiful both above and below the water. Our location is indicated on the Google map above. Just click the minus sign to see where we are in relation to Asia and the rest of the world. Triton Bay is one of three regions in Indonesia’s West Papua province that comprise the Bird’s Head Seascape (the other two are Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay), which is now considered by marine biologists to be the epicenter of the Coral Triangle and which contains more fish and coral species than anywhere else on the planet.
How to Get Here and What to Expect During Your Journey International and Domestic Flights – Currently the best route to Triton Bay is to fly via Jakarta and Ambon to the town of Kaimana (KNG), West Papua. If you need to apply for a Visa on Arrival (now USD 35 effective July 3, 2014), look for it as you enter the terminal building but before immigration. For more information about Visas, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. Flights leaving Jakarta for Kaimana depart around 1:30am, so if you arrive early the same day and don’t want to spend time in Jakarta itself, you may want to check into an airport hotel to relax a little before your onward journey. We recommend the Airport Hotel Jakarta due to its convenient location upstairs from the arrival gate. If you stay there, they can arrange the transfer to the domestic terminal for you. Another option is the FM7 Resort Hotel Jakarta which is also close to the airport and they also arrange transfers.
Check-in for the domestic flight usually leaves from Terminal 1A, which can be reached by a free shuttle bus or taxi. If you have a lot of luggage, the shuttle bus can be a little tricky so we would recommend a taxi. As mentioned, Lion Air/Wings are the only airline currently flying to Kaimana. However, Garuda Indonesia is expected to operate shortly. Lion Air/Wings flies to Kaimana 7 days per week, but we recommend flying in on either Friday or Saturday in order to benefit from the scheduled speed boat over to the resort, which is already included in your package. However, if you would rather arrive on a different day of the week alternative transportation can be arranged but will be charged at Euro 120 per trip due to the high fuel costs in this region.
Please note that the luggage allowance on flights from Jakarta to Ambon is 15kg per passenger. However, on Wings from Ambon to Kaimana the allowance is only 10kg. Excess luggage is approximately 25,000 Rp per kilo and will be paid for both legs when you check in at Jakarta and Kaimana. For those that have not yet experienced the Indonesian way of flying with Excess Luggage, the check in desk in Jakarta will give you a note which you will need to take to the Lion Air Excess Luggage window to pay. You will need Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Once you have paid they will give you a receipt that you take back to the same check in desk and then you will receive your tickets. Don’t queue up again! Just head to the front of the line. Domestic airport tax from Jakarta is 40,000 Rp – again this needs to be paid in local currency.
All flights transit through Ambon, and transit times are generally very short. There is very little to do at Ambon airport so keep the transit time as short as possible! I would recommend a minimum of 1 hour. On arrival into Ambon, even though you already appear to have an onward ticket to Kaimana, you will need to go to the small transit desk (where everyone is gathered) between the luggage hall and transit lounge. Here they will take your original ticket and give you a new one…Same seat and everything! Then you will make your way to the lounge passing through security again. For the short Wings Air flight from Ambon to Kaimana the space for your hand luggage is very limited and they may ask you to put your bag in the back of the plane as you board. Just tell them it is fragile and hopefully they will treat it a little more carefully. There will not be a tag/label on your bag so when you disembark you should wait and they will hand it back to you before you head to the terminal building. On most days the flight from Ambon to Kaimana stops off very briefly in Fak Fak, but you do not need to get off the plane. If you are flying in from Sorong, there are flights via Fak Fak on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. All other days you fly via Ambon.
Arrival at Kaimana Expect to arrive in Kaimana any time between 10 and 11am, where 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. Complimentary water will be available on board, and though the boat is covered, you may want to have sunscreen and sunglasses on-hand. Sit back, relax, and take in the beautiful scenery. If you are lucky you may even see a pod of dolphins, or catch a glimpse of the resident Bryde’s whale population which are known to frequent the area. Depending on the weather conditions you may also have an opportunity to view the ancient rock art near Namatota Island. The boat journey to Triton Bay Divers takes approximately 1.5 hours so we recommend you take a bathroom break either on your flight over to Kaimana or at the airport on arrival, as there are no toilet facilities on the boat unfortunately. On arrival at the resort you will be welcomed with a refreshing drink and, after settling into your rooms, some well deserved lunch!
Triton Bay Divers is now officially open and we are accepting reservations. Please feel free to inquire about availability.
We have designed our diving packages around guests arriving in Kaimana on Saturday, and leaving the following Saturday. This leaves a full 5 days of diving, with up to 3 dives per day, and one day to off-gas. Additional dives, including night or sunset dives are available and they will be charged separately (a supplement of 5 Euros per dive) and are not included in the basic packages.
If you are interested in staying for a period of time that is different than the package listed below, please contact us to request a quotation and we will endeavor to accommodate you. However, please note that Kaimana-to-resort transfers outside of our usual Saturday pickup/return will be charged at Euro 120 per trip, the cost of which can be shared between the passengers.
Please note we will be closed between June to mid-Sept due to the East Monsoon’s unfavorable weather.
Price Per Person in Euro
2 Tanks Package for 10 Dives
Single Accupancy : Euro 2.400
Double Accupancy : Euro 1.900
3 Tank Package for 15 Dives
Single Accupancy : Euro 2.600
Double Accupancy : Euro 2.200
Single Accupancy : Euro 2.000
Double Accupancy : Euro 1.550
Unscheduled Transfers 120 Euros per pickup or drop-off.
– Round trip transfers from Kaimana airport to resort on Saturdays.
– Full board accommodation including breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner.
– Unlimited regular coffee, tea and water.
– 2 or 3 boat dives per day (depending on your package) – 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.
– 1 snorkel or dive with whale shark (in season).
Not Included in the packages:
– Marine park fees or police registration.
– Soft drinks, fruit juices, and alcoholic beverages.
– Land and boat excursions.
– Any personal expenses