BEFORE YOU GO
As with many exotic locales, the travel time can be intimidating; more than 30 hours and multiple flights before you arrive totally disoriented at your boat or resort.
While euros are accepted many places, the rupiah is the Indonesian currency that has a (varying) exchange rate of about 13,000 to one U.S. dollar. As a result, you’ll end up carrying large stacks of cash (think bucket-sized). On the plus side, you’ll be an instant rupiah millionaire!
There are a number of dive resorts and boats in Raja Ampat. The one we used was the Indo Siren, part of the Siren Fleet (sirenfleet.com). In Ambon, we stayed at Maluku Divers Resort situated on the north coast of Ambon Bay and known as a place to experience "Critters without Crowds" (divingmaluku.com).