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Has email contactGood phone signal
Reef dropoffEnglish speaking
Busy homestayGood house reef
Has family bungalowsSandy Beach
Remote/isolatedWestern style toilet
On site dive centreIDR 400,000 to 500,000
Diving availableHas private bungalows
Dayan Dive Homestay Raja Ampat sits on the western shore of Pulau Dayan, a small island at the western end of Batanta’s north coast.
Five private beach bungalows are available. All rooms sleep two on a mattress on the floor, but extra beds can be arranged if needed. Sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are supplied.
Meals are served Dayan’s over-water dining room, which has fabulous sunset views to the Pam Islands. As at all homestays, free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are provided there.
Guests share a bathroom building that has a western style toilet and bucket bathing in two separate rooms.
Electricity is supplied by a generator which runs from sunset until midnight.
Dayan Dive Homestay Raja Ampat receives a 4G phone signal.
You’ll need to bring all the consumeables you consider essential for your stay, as Dayan is very remote. The nearest village (Yennyar/Marandan Weser) is about a twenty minute boat ride away, but only very basic supplies of the kind used by local people are available there.
Raja Ampat suffers from a total lack of safe waste disposal and recycling services. All homestays request that their guests please take their inorganic waste away with them when they leave, so as to not contribute to the growing trash problem in the islands. This is especially important at a small, isolated island like Dayan.
English is spoken at Dayan Dive Homestay Raja Ampat.
Transport / Getting there
Table prices are per trip. Cost is shared by passengers.
Contact Dayan to specify longboat/speedboat preference (Contact details are provided in booking confirmation emails.)
|Waisai by longboat||2,500,000 (max 4)|
|Waisai by speedboat||4,500,000 (max 8)|
|Sorong by longboat||5,000,000 (max 4)|
|Sorong by speedboat||7,500,000 (max 7)|
|Arefi village||800,000 (max 4)|
|Birie or Yarweser homestays||1,000,000 (max 5)|
|Kri||1,600,000 (max 5)|
|Arborek||1,600,000 (max 5)|
|Pam||1,600,000 (max 5)|
|Gam||1,800,000 (max 6)|
|Manyaifun||4,000,000 (max 8)|
|Sorong||5,000,000 (max 4)|
Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.
Public Boat to Batanta
If you have plenty of time, you don’t mind a bit of discomfort, and you want spend as little as possible on transport costs, then there are cargo boats that you can use to get to Batanta. (Obviously, if you are going to arrive on the cargo boat, then you don’t need to request a Waisai pickup when submitting the booking form above.)
Here’s what you need to know about getting the cargo boat to Batanta.
Pulau Dayan was the site of one of Conservation International’s first Raja Ampat Marine Protected Area patrol posts. It’s easy to see why. The reefs around Dayan are some of the richest we’ve ever seen. Be sure to bring snorkelling gear, because Dayan is a snorkellers’ heaven. You do need to be careful of the strong currents that sweep around the island when the tide is running though!
Dayan also boasts long stretches of perfect beach, including sections where it’s easy to get in and out of the water without stepping on coral. Mantas, whales, dolphins, and turtles are all often seen, and dugongs are occasional visitors.
Dayan Dive Homestay Raja Ampat has hammocks available, and many trees that are perfectly placed to string one up and settle in to soak up the views and watch the day go by. They are sure to be popular, so if hammock time is high on your agenda, you might want to bring one with you.
As mentioned above, Dayan is extremely remote – but if you were heading to (or from) a Pam Islands homestay, Dayan would be the perfect place to spend a few days in the middle of the journey. Dayan can organise day trips to the Pam Islands, Piaynemo or any other place you might be interested in exploring.
The pure, clean waters of the bays around Dayan and Batanta are perfect for oyster cultivation, and there’s a pearl farm nearby that could probably also be visited if you were interested. Batanta jungle treks and waterfall visits can also be arranged.
If you’re interested in seeing one of the last remaining villages in Raja Ampat in which all the houses are traditionally built, organise a visit to Yennyar. Yennyar is the name by which everyone refers to it, but the village’s formal name is Marandan Weser. Yennyar is a ten minute boat ride from Dayan.
f you’re looking for a place to really get away from it all, can afford the extra travel cost, and are looking for excellent snorkelling and blissful downtime, it’s hard to imagine a better alternative.
Diving costs IDR 600,000 per dive including equipment hire, or IDR 500,000 per dive if you have your own gear.
See Dayan’s August 2023 pricelist (PDF 59KB) for dive tour and package prices.
Dayan Dive Homestay Raja Ampat Snorkeling and Sightseeing Tours
Prices are IDR, and are either per person, or per trip (shared by total passengers).
|Short snorkeling trips to > Manta Point (Batanta), Dugong Corner, Secret Garden||150,000 per person (per location) |
|Piaynemo||3,000,000 per trip (max 8)|
|Waringkabom waterfall+Yensawai+snorkelling||1,500,000 per trip (max 6)|
|Pulau Wai snorkelling||1,200,000 per trip (max 4)|
|Pulau Urun snorkelling||1,000,000 per trip (max 4)|
|Yennyar traditional village visit||500,000 per trip (max 4)|
|Rambau||350,000 per trip (max 3)|
|Pearl Farm||400,000 per trip (max 2)|
See our Batanta page for an overview of Batanta, its neighbouring islands, and their attractions.