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Layover in Sorong / Diving with Triton Bay Divers

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by JohnN, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. JohnN

    JohnN ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So I'm planning a major 'bucket list' dive trip next year to commemorate my 70th. I'm doing a LOB on Komodo, flying to Sorong and spending a week with Papau Explorers.

    Missing in all this is a (reasonable) opportunity to dive with whale sharks. I just learned of Triton Bay and diving on the 'edge' of the known universe is very appealing. The rub is that Triton's normal pick up days are Saturday and Wednesday and I don't return to Sorong from Papau Explorers until Sunday AM. I'm told flights are very erratic in this part of the world, particularly on Sunday and booking private transport from Kaimana is extraordinarily expensive (4.5 million Rp)

    So two questions here:
    • Has anyone been to Triton Bay? Opinions?

    • Am I going to go nuts if I'm stuck in Sorong Sunday--Wednesday?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. paolobl65

    paolobl65 Nassau Grouper

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  3. JohnN

    JohnN ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    WOW!!!

    Any comments on laying over in Sorong?
     
  4. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

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    I stayed for one night pre liveaboard and that was long enough for me.
    I can recommend Vega Hotel though. Decent rooms and restaurant. Excellent customer service.
     
  5. Indah

    Indah Manta Ray

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    I do no think that anybody can predict the situation for next year yet.
     
  6. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Loggerhead Turtle

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    No one can predict tomorrow...

    I say find a way to make it happen.. you may not get another chance :)
     
  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I was happy with Swiss Bel and could use it for a base for touring Sorong.
     
  8. SeaWarden

    SeaWarden Nassau Grouper

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    Actually the owner of Swiss Bel just opened a new resort in Waisai. If you want the link let me know.

    You can stay in Swiss Bel for the night on Sunday, go to Batanta island for Monday, Tuesday and back to Swiss Bel.
     
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  9. Hippocampus01

    Hippocampus01 Angel Fish

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    Having spent four glorious weeks with Triton Bay Divers over the last couple of years, I would say that a couple of not so good days in Sorong is a small price to pay for a stay in paradise.
     
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  10. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes please
     

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