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COVID-19 UPDATES

When travelling to Indonesia:

Current Rules & Restrictions: Indonesia is open but with the following restrictions:

 Visas:

Every visitor must have a valid visa/residence permit and must have a local sponsor to obtain the visa. (Ref: Permenkumham 26/2020)

The following types of visa/permit are accepted for entry: Official Visa; Diplomatic Visa; Visitor Visa; Temporary Stay Visa; Official Stay Permit; Diplomatic Stay Permit; Temporary Stay Permit; and Permanent Stay Permit.

Visa’s on arrival are not permitted, all visas must be obtained from country of origin.

 

COVID Protocols:

International Arrival Protocol still remains the same

Arrival from International Flight:

– Proven of Complete vaccinated ( Dose 1 and Dose 2)

– PCR test that been conducted at least 48 hrs before boarding

– Upon arrival another PCR test

– Quarantine 2Nights/3Days in Bali or Jakarta, they will conduct 2nd PCR Test on day 3 before you continue elsewhere

– Company Guarantee/Travel Letter

Domestic Flight

– All domestic travellers are required to present COVID-19 vaccination record (first dose is acceptable) and negative RT-PCR or Antigent test which obtained within 48 hours prior departure .

Countries allowed to enter direct to Bali (then do quarantine) and do not have to go through Jakarta. Countries not listed below must fly to Jakarta and proceed with quarantine there.

All Asian Countries

  • China, Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia, Singapore

Other countries

  • Bahrain
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • French
  • United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • New Zealand

Diving in Raja Ampat Protocols:  Scuba-Diving-Raja-Ampat-COVID-19-Handbook-Selam_English_260920

 


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Liveaboards

Responsible tourism (which Liveaboards are not) continues to play an important role in providing more sustainable alternatives for locals to make a living, especially with the involvement of many of the scuba diving resorts that are invested in the protection of the marine park. While Indonesia is a Member State of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), many of these vessels do not comply with international standards and brazenly flout the rules. Liveaboard boats carrying more than 15 persons are deemed to be passenger vessels and the most discharge untreated sewage within the marine park. Such sewage pollution leads to nutrient enrichment in ocean water, which favours algal growth at the expense of coral organisms

Irresponsible anchoring causes a great deal of coral breakage and fragmentation in the marine park, and can also damage the habitats near reefs such as seagrasses that serve as nurseries and habitats for the juveniles of different coral reef organisms. Anti-foul paint, which you will find on all liveaboards – is a highly toxic chemical paint that is applied to the bottom of boats to prevent adherence or slow the growth of subaquatic organisms.

Being in the forefront of the scuba diving industry and operating the only Marina in the region, we have experienced firsthand what the Liveaboard boats are not only doing to the income of the locals but to the environment, we so desperately try to conserve. We have, ever since our inception in 2017, invested thousands of dollars to salvage wrecks and clean up contaminants spilt in the waterways.

Dive Resorts

We travel to more dive sites than most liveaboards in Raja Ampat and have access to remote dive sites that have fewer divers visiting them and is, therefore, less spoilt.

Our customised dive boats revolutionise the functionality and comfort of dive boat operations and will change the way you dive forever. Our tried, tested and tailored itineraries maximise your days diving, to deliver the most unforgettable and valuable experiences and activities.

At Meridian Adventure Dive we have not only invested in the community by creating local-first job opportunities in the area but investing in only using eco-optimised practices and transportation on the waters of the protected area.

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