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Celebrating Local Papuan Boat Driver Arnol


Celebrating Local Papuan Boat Driver Arnol

Meet Arnol: The Boat Skipper Making Waves at Meridian Adventure Dive Resort

At the heart of the Meridian Adventure Dive Resort’s success is a team of dedicated professionals, and one name that stands out is Arnol, our exceptional skipper. With seven years of unwavering commitment to the company, Arnol has become an indispensable part of the team, known for his expertise, charm, and deep-rooted connection to the stunning waters of Raja Ampat.

Born and raised in Waisai, Arnol’s intimate knowledge of Raja Ampat’s waters is unparalleled. From the hidden lagoons to the vibrant coral reefs, Arnol navigates these waters with a precision that comes only from a lifetime of experience. His profound understanding of the local marine environment is complemented by a treasure trove of historical trivia that he eagerly shares, adding a rich layer of context to every journey.

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Arnol’s linguistic skills are another asset, as he is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English. This proficiency ensures seamless communication with diverse guests, making everyone feel welcome and understood. Recently, Arnol completed his PADI Advanced Open Water Course, further enhancing his qualifications and solidifying his status as a top-tier guide for diving adventures.

What truly sets Arnol apart is his unique blend of professionalism and personality. Described by many as both professional and funny, he naturally makes guests feel at ease while maintaining the highest standards of safety and service. His stories, humour, and infectious enthusiasm make every trip unforgettable, creating memories that guests cherish long after their visit.

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Arnol’s love for the sea is deeply ingrained in his being. Practically growing up behind the wheel of a boat, he has honed his skills over decades, making him a master of his craft. Whether navigating challenging waters or identifying the perfect diving spots, Arnol’s expertise shines through, ensuring that every outing is as thrilling as it is safe.

For those seeking an extraordinary diving experience in Raja Ampat, Arnol is the skipper who delivers. His local knowledge, professional qualifications, and charismatic personality make him the ideal guide for exploring the underwater wonders of this pristine region. At Meridian Adventure Dive Resort, we take immense pride in having Arnol on our team, and we invite you to join him on an adventure that promises to be both educational and exhilarating.

About Meridian Adventure Dive:

Located in the stunning Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Meridian Adventure Dive is a PADI 5-Star Eco Resort and proud winner of the prestigious PADI Green Star award. Our scuba diving services, renowned for their professionalism and quality, have become synonymous with the PADI and Meridian Adventure names, ensuring a confident and enjoyable diving experience for all.

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Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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