Discover new adventures and rediscover your favourite activities in the island paradise of MahaRaja!
The MahaRaja Eco Dive Lodge is not just another holiday resort. Here, kicking-back and relaxing, goes hand-in-hand with the appreciation, respect and care for nature and the community. As part of this, we offer our guests a variety of unique eco-friendly experiences. Explore some of the activities you can look forward to during your stay.
Crystal clear waters and abundant marine life make snorkeling at MahaRaja better than diving in many parts of the world. You will meet our resident sharks, turtles, bump heads, dugongs, barracudas, butterfly fish, corals, molluscs, flatworms, nudibranch, many huge schools of fish and even Wobbegong sharks and manta rays.
For a totally different and unique experience, try our night snorkeling without disturbing the marine life, using UV light torches.
With some of the richest biodiversity and marine life in the world, diving in Raja Ampat is awe-inspiring. At MahaRaja, we push things even further by offering you a special eco-diving menu based on a new way of diving that doesn't pollute the ocean and doesn't disturb the marine life. From kayak diving, fluo night dives, eco-exploration, reef marine life sampling and more, our unique pink electric boat will take you out for eco-diving in the best spots of Batanta. Our PADI dive centre and school is also the best and safest place to get trained in eco-diving. Discover our Eco Diving menu!
Discover the enchanting world of the Papuans
True to the definition of Eco and Sustainable Tourism, our love for nature goes beyond natural environment and extends to the local Papuan community. The Papuans are the heart of MahaRaja.
During your stay, you will be immersed in their world, spending a night singing, playing ukulele, learning the traditional Yacim Pancar dance, preparing sambal, making new friends and creating new memories together over pinang. You will fall in love with this fascinating and lovely culture and people.
Back to nature
The nature surrounding MahaRaja has even more to offer than its sea treasures.
From trekking on the impressive Batanta waterfalls, to admiring awe-inspiring sunsets, kayaking and visiting neighboring islands, to taking a turn on our magnificent ocean swing or just relaxing on the beach, you will recharge your batteries and get inspired to share this experience with the world.
Making your own organic toothpaste, preparing your first solar coffee and tea with a solar cooker, participating in a vegan cooking class with our Papuan chefs, desalinating sea water for drinking, driving an electric powered boat, using a solar lighter to start a bonfire on the beach are only few examples of the multiple hands on experiences that we would love to share with you at MahaRaja. Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience our innovative Eco Lifestyle.
Our Eco Diving Menu
Learn more about our Eco Diving Menu
At MahaRaja, we go beyond the expected to create unique Eco Lifestyle experiences. This applies even to diving. Our electric solar powered boat will take you to the best spots all around Batanta and you will have the opportunity to take part in a vast variety of diving expeditions and activities.
Diving with MahaRaja means diving in the most untapped and pristine dive sites in Batanta, where you will be the only diver, surrounded only by the marine life and the magic ocean.
Explore our menu to see some of the things we have in store for you:
Eco Dives: Fun, safe, eco-friendly, local
Eco Dive Plus: Eco-friendly diving with a twist
UV Night Dive
Eco Dive Events: Fun competitions and events to test and expand your underwater skills
Underwater Photography Contest
Underwater Tournaments & Challenges
Seasonal Underwater Events
PADI by MahaRaja: All PADI courses include additional MahaRaja eco-modules.
General PADI courses:
PADI Open Water
PADI Dive Master
PADI specialist courses
PADI Deep Dive
PADI Drift Dive
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Marine Life by MahaRaja: Learn about your favourite sea animals through our specialist marine life courses, including sharks, turtles, dugongs, corals, sea stars, nudibranchs etc.
Eco-specialist courses by MahaRaja: Take part in various activities to preserve Raja Ampat, such as Coral Surveys, Species Surveys, Reef Survey and more.
Local Exploration: join us in fully exploring and documenting the ocean bed of Raja Ampat
Local Mapping: help us map Raja Ampat's amazing dive spots
Ocean Cleaning: play your part in saving the ocean through our ocean clean up dives
Underwater Art: learn to express yourself in new ways by exploring underwater art