Arborek Dive Shop

Arborek Dive Shop, Pulau Arborek, Raja Ampat

Great news for divers – Pulau Arborek now has its own fully equipped dive centre!

Arborek Dive Shop is owned by local team member Marsel Mambrasar and Githa Anathasia, both of whom hold PADI Rescue Diver certification and have extensive Raja Ampat dive guiding experience.

The opening of Arborek Dive Shop means that guests at all Pulau Arborek Homestays now have the option of diving with an experienced local team. You don’t have to be staying on the island to dive with Arborek Dive Shop though – all are welcome. Pickups can be organised from Waisai or other Raja Ampat homestays – the price will depend on distance. Contact Arborek Dive Shop by one of the methods listed below for more info.

In addition to its fabulous local dive sites, Pulau Arborek also offers the closest accommodation available to the famed Manta Sandy and Manta Point dive sites. Arborek Dive Shop can of course also organise dives at any Raja Ampat site you want to visit – including some of their own “secret” sites that you’ll have all to yourself! Check out the “Dive Sites” tab on their page linked above for more.

For non-divers, Arborek Dive Shop offers sightseeing and snorkelling trips to various locations and snorkelling equipment is available for hire if you just want to check out the local sights.

Arborek Dive Shop is easy to find –  it’s located on Street 1 and is visible from both the jetty and beach (see the map below).

PLEASE NOTE: Sundays are a day of church and family obligations in Raja Ampat, and diving is not available on Sundays. (Sunday afternoon boat trips can be arranged if required.)

Arborek Dive Shop Equipment

Dive Boat – Fiberglass Boat – 2 x 40HP engines.

Cat compressor.

26 Tanks, 18 sets of Masks, Snorkel & Fins, Booties, Weight Belts, 8 sets of BCD, Regulators & Octopus.

First Aid Kit and emergency oxygen supply.

2 Dive Computers are available for rent.

Dive & Equipment Hire Prices

Prices below are in Indonesian Rupiah for Arborek homestay guests and are all inclusive of guide, diving equipment rental, drinking water and boat hire. Prices do not include hire of dive computers.

You can pay in cash, or by credit card, bank transfer or Paypal.

DIVESPRICE PER PERSON
1 dive575,000
6 dives3,300,000
10 dives5,250,000

 

EQUIPMENT HIREPRICE PER DAY
BCD & regulator400,000
Dive computer150,000
Mask, snorkel, fins150,000

Waisai-Arborek Transfers

A round trip from Waisai to Arborek and back will cost IDR 3,000,000. The trip is by twin 40HP powered speedboat, can accommodate up to 8 people and the price is shared by passengers.

Contact Arborek Dive Shop

Phone/WhatsApp/WeChat/LINE: +6281340953246

By email

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  1. Danny & Lisa on

    Such a great bunch of people to dive with. Marcel & Githa were really professional, enthusiastic and helpful.

    We spent 5 days diving with Arborek dive shop and we loved it. They really put in a lot of effort to ensure that we had a great time.

    We saw everything that we hoped for underwater, big and small. Githa is the macro-spotting queen! Really awesome. We will be back.

  2. Aurelie on

    I have been diving with Arborek Dive Shop for a week and I had a great time ! Amazing dive sites around the island, we also went diving around Piaynemo/Melissa’s garden, very beautiful and colorful underwater life, corals, fishes… waow !! The team is very friendly and professional, they are involved in the protection of R4 which is very important. Thank you Githa, Marsel, Dorian and the rest of the staff :)

  3. Ilse on

    Lovely dives!!! I did 3 dives with Arborek Dive Shop and enjoyed them all! The first 2 were in the morning with Githa with a really nice beach break in between the 2 dives! In the afternoon I went with Marcel to look for the Manta, wasn’t there so we did a great dive at Arborek Jetty! Both are really good dive guides, they really see a lot!! Githa speels really good English and is really enthousiastic in the water.. it really made me smile during the dives!!! They both do really good briefing before diving! The dive gear was great too!!
    One thing I should mention.. Get in contact with them before you arrive and ask if they have spaces left for diving. Luckily I did, changed my plans a littlebit and did these amazing dives. They only take small groups for diving (which I think is really good), so reserve your spot!
    Keep up the good work with diving in Arborek!!!

  4. Alex on

    I can only say that i am utterly disappointed with their level of service. Githa and Marsel are both nice and friendly people but this shouldn’t be confused with their level of service. Githa wasn’t around on the first two days of my dive and i had to constantly push Marsel to take us out to dive trips and go to Pianemo.

    We were lied to blatantly that the weather was bad on our 2nd day when we were supposed to go Pianemo, however with my many years of diving i could tell we had fantastic weather and calm waves on that day. After being caught lying, we were reluctantly brought to Pianemo. We had to push for Pianemo because other guests had missed Pianemo before due to bad weather, lo and behold, the weather on our last day was horrendous.

    Another matter was that we were asked to pay up on our first day, which to me was a shocker. After being explained that Githa needed the money, we paid up anyway. However finding Marsel to pay itself was a hassle, went twice but couldn’t find him. End up he had to disturb us twice during dinner and before bedtime to pay up which i felt was inappropriate.

    We didn’t get to do the night dive that we were promised on the first day with a lame final excuse that they didn’t charged their dive torch (In actual fact they had a dinner party). I had magical dives with other homestays at Gam island and decided to come here as a closer place to dive in Pianemo. However the magic of Raja Ampat seems to have vanished here together with Arborek Dive Shop.

    1. Githa on

      Hei alex. Thanks for the review. Mean while need to confirm about the ‘hustle’ u got. I think you wrong. They tried to contact u about the payment not because we need it. But many times they tried to speak with you but you looks like doesnt wants to talk with them. Even when we dive and stop for surface interval, near the dive sites other divers has been trying to talk woth u and you and Lo but you guys arent looks interested to talk with us. Simple question i ask to u (i hope u still remember)
      Hi alex, are u ok
      Then u answered :
      Yes. Just have a break

      U guys can understand Bahasa rite ?

      About other reason esp.about payment, when unarrive arborek has aproblesm few times with signals which is will be have lots problems with the edc machines coz u guys wants to pay by card, so i decided while we have good signal do the payment

      Then about pianemo….can u explained about this statement which is so rude …

      ‘We were lied to blatantly that the weather was bad on our 2nd day when we were supposed to go Pianemo, however with my many years of diving i could tell we had fantastic weather and calm waves on that day. After being caught lying, we were reluctantly brought to Pianemo. We had to push for Pianemo because other guests had missed Pianemo before due to bad weather, lo and behold, the weather on our last day was horrendous’

      100% marsel and boat crew will take u to pianemo/fam island
      Do u guys understand about weather. U guys know even on Arborek has calm sea..but, not near Fam. U need to respect how local people decisions especially about weather…
      If there any accident coz the weather…?
      Local people know the area better than me or even u.
      You are also speak Indonesia rite. U can speak with marsel and boat crew…which is only one day i was with u, but boat crew, and other diver not happy with your attitude (sorry about this). Because u never talk with them. Probably u should learn if u wants to dives with local dives shop about respecting local people.

      Then please be honest to all of us..
      We ask u about payment then u said ok. But now why your statement showed that looks like we push u guys to do the payment.
      If u arent happy with that. To be honest i can give your money back. Our dive shop trie to do the best for our customers but also for community.
      We tried to be friends for all our customers.

      About didnt do any night dive. Electricity on our village isnt stabile, we though its charged but not 100% charged. We wants to do night dives, but we didnt wants to make u dissapointed the torch will on and off.
      And about big dinner…
      Why u didnt complaint to us when dinners happend. U know what happend on the dinner ?. We have traditional proposal night. After u guys left, other divers coming and join the dinner. We still can do the night dibe if u wants but we can see your face always flat and never showing anything happy.

      Thanks GOD we never have any complaint about our services before even from the other divers that are same time diving with u guys. So, please lets learn, and ask your self are u guys respect us and tried to be honest.
      I still remember before u guys left, we said sorry about night dives, and u said
      Oh thats ok. No problem.

      We ask about diving. U said. Thank u so much.

      Sorry to reply everythings here, please be honest for everything that you wrote and review..
      Its give impact not only to us, but the most important local people whom also work with us.

      Thank you and anyway i tried to replied by whatsapp i think u blocked my whatsapp.
      Better talk with us first before u posted.

      Cheers

  5. Avelina on

    Thanks for all the super useful information! I did not know where to start before finding this!

    I tried to click on the link for Arborek’s Dive Shop (above), but found that it unfortunately does not work anymore. Do they have a new one? I tried to find it on google, but struggled. I have also sent them an email, but thought I should let you know too.

    What I was actually after was information on the best place to stay/dive if you are a novice diver (I will have a PADI Open Water qualification by the time I come and will try to get a few more dives in beforehand, if possible). I have asked this in my email to Arborek Dive Shop too.

    I really want to stay in a homestay and get to know local people and am not fussed by western luxuries etc. I would like to be able to go walking, so Kri and Mansuar sound like good options and I have also sent Wolter Gaman a message about walking in Waigeo and looking at/for some caves (as I am a caver and will have gear with me for an onward trip).

    However, I am worried that the currents could be strong around Kri and Mansuar. Are there other islands/areas of e.g. Waigeo that might be better, but that fit the bill for the other activities?

    Many thanks again for all the info!

    1. You’re welcome Avelina :)

      Thanks for letting us know about ADS’ website – they’ve let their domain registration expire!

      It doesn’t really matter which dive center you dive with: They all dive the same sites and all should take your experience and skill level into account when planning dives. Tides and currents can be strong everywhere in Raja Ampat, but good operators will dive at the appropriate times.

      You can find all dive operators and some general Raja Ampat safety advice on this page.

  6. Jemarly on

    Dive with alborek dive shop, during my 7 days stay in alborek island,
    1st dive- spotted a Oceanic manta ray was incredible. each dive was amazing. Githa and Marcel was the owner of the dive shop and also great guide. Did the night dive in the jetty, was incredible
    My first manta ray experience with these two was amazing. made a new friends. Almost cried leaving the island. i will come guys ill see you soon. Big hugs and big love -Jem

    1. Githa Anathasia on

      Thanks Jem …
      Come back again ya..and thank you for your feedback

    2. Sansan on

      Maaf mba, mau tanya utk cost yg dikeluarkan selama 7hr brp yah? Trus mbak nya sendirian atau b2 sm temen atau gimana? Rencana saya maret akhir pengen ke arborek jg, thx.. atau boleh mnta kontak whats up nya?

      1. Githa on

        Hi Sansan

        Silahkan contact kami di 081340953246
        Ditunggu

  7. Elvina on

    I was diving for 4 days with Arborek Dive Shop and I loved it. Githa is a very nice person, from the moment we discussed on whatsapp to see how to organize our stay, she helped us find accomodation on Arborek and made everything for us to feel good on Arborek ! Marsel is a very good dive guide and both of them are small critters lovers; they spotted a huge number of small nudibranches and even an ornated ghost pipefish. They know the area very well. Even though it wasn’t manta rays season Marsel managed to bring us at the right spot/ right time to see one! We also went together to Piayenemo, very well organised and beautiful diving !
    Both Githa and Marsel are true nature lovers and you can really tell that they are sharing their passion for marine life. They have a great vision on how to make sustainable tourism in this little paradise and educate people (both locals and tourists) to life on coral reefs and protection of manta rays. While we were there, there were 2 nights of these talks, presentations and movies about manta rays and coral reefs and it was very interesting. I would definitely come back, thank you both and congrats on the ecotourism award ! Cheers

    1. Arborek Dive Shop on

      thank you so much Elvina for your review. so apreciated. glad you happy for the presentation and the coral discussions. well we are waiting for you to coming back and dancing with mantas !

    2. Sansan on

      Maaf mbak, mau tanya pengeluaran selama 4hr di arborek berikut diving brp yah? Boleh minta kontak whatsup nya mbak ga mau tanya2 soalnya bulan maret akhir ada rencana mau kesana jg. Thx..

  8. Per on

    Read all Paula said below! I could not say it better.
    Highly recommended!

  9. Paula on

    The best diveshop/divecenter in Raja Ampat I had ability to try! )I was there i January 2017).

    Githa and Marsel are awesome diveinstructors and know a lot of divespots around Arborek, fascinating! Arborek is close to a lot of amazing divespots and is really near divespot Manta Sandy/Manta Slope. They are listening to what you like to see and where you want to go diving. They are also really friendly and welcoming, I really enjoyed to bee around them and the diveshop. Good english speaking, good organised and you get a lot of information. My impression is that the diveshop and the people living in the village at Arborek working together for a sustainable future for the village and the marine nature reserve in Raja Ampat, the best thing to keep this paradise alive forever.

    I highly recommend to go diving with them and I if I go back to Raja Ampat I will go dive with them again!

  10. Guillaume on

    During my second visit to Raja Ampat in July, I did one dive with Arborek Dive shop after Ghita told me there are secret dive sites near Arborek besides the very popular Cap Kri, Blue magic, Sardin/Chicken reef.
    So we went on a sunset dive towards Mansuar after passing Manta Sandy, did go directly to 25m, and… after less than 5 minutes I could see the first marble ray I ever saw! Besides the dive site was of course excellent and I guess it is even better around noon with more sunlight. I just did dive once and I really enjoyed it, not to mention Arborek Dive shop friendly team :-)

  11. Samantha Segaert on

    Best dive shop ever!

    I spent 4 awesome days with these two and loved every moment! not only did I make a life long friend (Githa), but I got to dive in some of Arborek’s and Raja Ampats best dive sites!

    Both Marcel and Githa went above and beyond to take me diving over New Years Eve, fitting in 7 or 8 dives in over 3 days (being NYE, NYD and 2nd Jan)! We also hired a speed boat and went on an adventure out to Piyanimo, Fam and did some awesome dives at Melissa’s Garden, Galaxy and Lagoon.

    Arborek is definitely a place you will instantly fall in love with and never want to leave and diving with Arborek Dive Shop defiantly makes you want to quit life and move to Arborek to go diving every day with this amazing couple!

    Cant wait to get back there!

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