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Diving Reviews of Grand Komodo in Indonesia

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For Experienced Divers:  5 stars For Inexperienced Divers:  3 stars
Underwater Photography:  4 stars Accommodations:  4 stars
 
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Grand Komodo/ Putri Papua Y   Northern Raja Ampat & Dampier   "Grand Komodo Putri Papua - Raja Ampat"
Grand Komodo Putri Papua - Raja AmpatThis was our eigth cruise on the Putri Papua since January 2004 and our twenty-first trip with Grand Komodo since June 2000. Spent... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2014   Peggy & Jose Miguel Duran MD
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer Y   Raja Ampat   "Raja Ampat Explorer"
Raja Ampat ExplorerThe travel: Coming from mid-US, the trip is a marathon. Expect to spend a minimum of 30-36 hours to get to Sorong. Most of the ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Mike Szathmary
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo/ Raja Ampat Dive Lodge Y   Mansuar Island, Raja Ampat   "Raja Ampat Dive Lodge, Raja Ampat, Indonesia"
Raja Ampat Dive Lodge, Raja Ampat, IndonesiaAfter 4 days of travelling we were wondering if it still was worth the trouble getting there. We did our first dive at 3 pm at Yen... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2014   Peggy & Jose Miguel Duran M.D
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer Y   Misool and Dampier Strait   "Misool and the Dampier Strait"
Misool and the Dampier StraitOur adventure began in Sorong, which included diving in Misool and the Dampier Strait. This was my 8th trip with Grand Komodo tou... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2014   Dan Purnell
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer/ Explorer and RADL Y   Raja ampat   "Raja Ampat Explorer and Dive Lodge Dream Trip"
Raja Ampat Explorer and Dive Lodge Dream TripDream dive trip began with three dives in gangga at Bangka island. Plush resort there. Great service then flight to Sorong and s... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2014   carl berenson
250+ Dives
 
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Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer/ Raja Ampat Explorer Y   Papua   "Whale Sharks at Cenderwash Bay"
Whale Sharks at Cenderwash BayThis can only be described as a bucket list type diving trip. We went half way around the world for a five day dive trip that rea... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2014   Steve Smith
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Putri Papua Y   Raja Ampat   Since this 10-day cruise was my first liveaboard, I cannot make comparison, but I am sure that the whole experience will be diffic... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2014   Werner Brandt
<100 Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- TemuKira Y   Cendrawasih Bay&Raja Ampat   Cendrawasih Bay is a tough trip. The best connection to Manokwari is a red-eye flight from Jakarta on Sriwijaya Airlines. S... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2013   Rickie Sterne/Chrisanda Butto
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Nusa Tara Y   Komodo & Rinca Islands   (Note we submitted the same review to Tripadvisor) In short: Highly recommended inexpensive first-rate liveaboard trip Now t... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2012   Jennifer Widom
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Putri Papua/ Combo trip-Raja Ampat Dive Lodge an Full report Y   Raja Ampat   This is our 6th time with Grand Komodo [in about 11 years] so we feel like part of the family. Their new Raja Ampat Dive Lodge is... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2012   Terry H Anderson
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- TemuKira Full report Y   Misool & Raja Ampat   Having decided in advance that ten days was not enough time to spend diving in Raja Ampat, we moved directly from Grand Komod... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2012   Rickie Sterne/Chrisanda Btuuo
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer Full report Y   Cendrawasih Bay   Diving Cendrawashi Bay on the Bird’s Head Seascape of Indonesia on the Raja Ampat Explorer ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2012   Mel Cundiff
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Putri Papua Full report Y   Raja Ampat   We learned of the existence of the Raja Ampat islands from a report published in Undercurrent in September, 2003. The subtit... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2012   Rickie Sterne/Chrisanda Butto
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo/ Grand Komodo Raja Ampat Dive Lodge Full report Y   Mansuar Island, Indonesia   I have been diving with Grand Komodo since 1995, and have been on many trips on all of their dive boats. The crew is always helpf... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2011   Mike Harder
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Tarata Full report Y   Komodo   Indonesians are delightful, diving around Komodo is fantastic, and the food onboard is the usual yummy Indonesian fare. Enough sa... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2012   John Woolley
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer Full report Y   Raja Ampat   No doubt like many Undercurrent readers, I'm getting old and jaded, and enter most excursions without expectations (don't want to ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2012   John Woolley
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- TemuKira Full report Y   Raja Ampat-Misool   We spent a few days diving Misool and Raja Ampat during our previous TemuKira cruise in December 2010 from Alor to Sorong and it w... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2011   Peggy & Jose Miguel Duran MD
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- TemuKira Full report Y   Ambon-Banda-Alor-Maumere   Our two-week cruise aboard the TemuKira took us from the muck sites of Ambon, through the beautiful walls of the Banda Island... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2011   Rickie Sterne/Chrisanda Butto
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- TemuKira Full report Y   Alor-Banda-Misool-Raja Ampat   We went on a 15 day cruise on Grand Komodo Tours' MV TemuKira in December 2010, diving some of the best --and most remote-- areas ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2010   Jose Miguel and Peggy Duran
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer Full report Y   Raja Ampat   We were originally booked aboard the Archipelago Adventurer II, but it and its replacement boat were removed from service before w... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2011   Kimberly Krebs
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer Full report Y   Raja Ampat   I can't stress enough how good Grand Komodo are and the respect they had from other dive operators in the region. They're all loca... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2010   LP
<100 Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Putri Papua Full report Y   Raja Ampat   We spent ten days diving in the northern Rama Ampat Islands from Grand Komodo's Putri Papua. Having read a great deal of "hy... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2010   Rick Sterne/Chrisanda Button
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- TemuKira Full report Y   Halmahera-Togians-Sulawesi   We spent 12 days cruising and diving in northeastern Indonesia from Halmahera to the Togian Islands to Lembeh Strait in North Sula... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2010   Jose Miguel & Peggy Duran
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer Full report Y   Raja Ampat   MV Raja Ampat Explorer, Raja Ampat, Indonesia May - June, 2010 On May 24, 2010, nine of us who have shar... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2010   Mel Cundiff
1000+ Dives
 
Komodo Alor Dive/ Raja Ampat Explorer Full report Y   Raja Ampat   Have done about 25 liveaboards across the world over the last 20 years, and this was the best. The dive operators arranged domest... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2010   Alan G Miller
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   GRAND KOMODO DIVE BOATS ..........INDONESIAN PARADISE I JUST FINISHED A 15 DAY TRIP WITH GRAND KOMODO ON THEIR NEWEST BOAT, THE... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
12/2009   michael harder
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- TemuKira Full report Y   Maluku Sea   The Temukira is not a luxury live-aboard, but it is very comfortable with excellent diving, a helpful, friendly crew and very good... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2009   Michael J Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Full report Y   Hamalhara   Grand Komodo [www.komodoalordive.com] KLM Temukira. Halmalhara trip, July 14-23 2009. This is our 5th trip with Grand Komodo in ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2009   Terry Anderson
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours/ TemuKira Full report N   Raja Ampat - Halmahera   We went on a 15 day diving cruise from Raja Ampat to Halmahera, Indonesia, aboard the TemuKira, a 110 ft Pinisi boat operated by G... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2009   Jose Miguel & Peggy Duran
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo/ KLM Temukira Full report N   Halmahera   Halmahera, Indonesia – Off the Beaten Path On the 12-Passenger KLM Temukira, May 2009 The KLM Te... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2009   Mel Cundiff
1000+ Dives
 
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Grand Komodo/ TemuKira Full report N   Triton Bay   Is there fine diving in Triton Bay? Definitely! However, divers traveling to this area need to be apprised of two facts. F... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2009   Chrisanda Button & Rickie Ster
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours/ Rajah Ampat Explorer Full report Y   Rajah Ampat   7 of the 11 booked passengers failed to front, despite only 4 guests being aboard we were still given the full cruise of Rajah Amp... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2009   phil johnston
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours/ Temu Kira Full report Y   Raja Ampat   the good: vey good divng; almost all reefs and walls had "too much bio-diversity"; crew tried very hard to serve the divers ( only... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2008   eldon okazaki
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours/ Palm Paradise Tulamben Full report N   Bali   The richest, most diverse ecosystems on Earth are the reefs of Indonesia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. The difference between ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2008   Lee Thé
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours/ Raja Ampat Explorer Full report Y   Raja Ampat   The Raja Ampat area has so much to see. This was my second trip there, this time on a liveaboard, the “Raja Ampat Explorer,” run b... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2008   Fred Turoff
500+ Dives
 
Komodo Alor Safari (also known as Grand Komodo)/ Putri Pupua Full report Y   Raja Ampat Islands   The Raja Ampats may well boast the richest amount/variety of life on Earth; and you can enjoy it if you're up for the sometimes sw... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
11/2007   Lee Thé
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo/ TemuKira Full report Y   Misool & Halmahera   What an adventure we had with Grand Komodo! We boarded the TemuKira in Sorong, Papua, and debarked two weeks and forty-nine dives... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2007   Chrisanda Button/Rickie Sterne
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Diving/ Raja Ampat Full report N   Raja Ampat   Leatherback Turtle Expedition, guided by Save Our Leatherback Turtles founder and director, Larry McKinna, who is a walking encylo... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
8/2007   Terry Anderson
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours/ NusaTara Full report N   Bali & Komodo   Grand Komodo Tours and Travel is the best liveaboard deal in Indonesia and they treat their customers very well. Liveaboard condit... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2007   LeRoy Anderson
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours & Ddiving/ Nusa Tara Full report Y   Alor   Alor is visited by fewer than 1000 divers per year, but those few divers are fortunate indeed. A week on a liveaboard in Alo... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2006   Chrisanda Button/Rickie Sterne
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo, Temu Kira Full report N   Halmahera, Moluccas   This was a charter, exploratory 11 night trip to search out good dive spots around Halmahera, one of the larger but mostly unknown... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   Dave Van Rooy
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours/ MV Tarata Full report Y   Komodo, Alor Islands   This was our third time with Grand Komodo Tours, and our second trip to Komodo National Park. Smartly, the Indonesian governm... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2006   Terry Anderson
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours and Dives Ltd./ NA Full report Y   Komodo, Rinca, Sangeang   This region (the Philippines/Indonesia/New Guinea triangle) provides the greatest species diversity in the world--at least 3X that... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2004   Lee Thé
100+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours and Dives Ltd./ NA Full report Y   Wakatobi, Flores Sea   Wakatobi is a great liveaboard destination for experienced, self-sufficient divers. We enjoyed mind-boggling species diversity of ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2006   Lee Thé
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours/ SMY Temukira Full report Y   Raja Ampat, Papua   Diving in Raja Ampat was absolutely fantastic. Although it was my first liveaboard I was quite satisfied with the quality of serv... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2005   Arief Irwan Latif
<100 Dives
 
Grand Komodo Full report Y   Komodo   Booked directly on their website at GrandKomodoTours.com. Paid $1100 per person for 7 day Komodo liveaboard on the smaller mv Nusa... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2005   Charles Menbeck
100+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours and Dives/ N/A Full report Y   Alor Is.; Komodo, Rinca Is.   Grand Komodo Tours and Dives is a first class company in service and experience. The small vessels are classic Indonesian woo... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
8/2004   Stephen Green
100+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours Full report N   Komodo   At $1225 for 8 days, 7 nights, this is a terrific deal. The diving was often in pristine areas with no other boats in the area. Ou... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   Fred Turoff
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tour and Dives/ Tarata & Nusa Tara Full report Y   Komodo and Rinca Islands   We have recently returned from our 5th liveaboard trip, in the last three years, to Komodo & Rinca Islands (Indonesia) with Grand ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2003   Peggy & Jose Miguel Duran, MD
1000+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo/ MV TemuKira Full report Y   IRIAN, far eastern Indonesia   [None] This is our second trip with Grand Komodo since the service and diving are exceptional, first one in 2001. The TemuKira o... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2003   Terry Anderson
250+ Dives
 
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