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Dive Review of Amira Indonesia in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Amira Indonesia: "Spacious Liveaboard, good service, marginal food", Apr, 2017,

by William Deertz, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9577.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving throughout Indonesia (Bali, Komodo, Flores, Raja Ampat, Manado, Lembeh Straits, etc), Florida Keys, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Saipan, Hawaii,
Closest Airport Sorong, Papua Getting There Jakarta, Makassar

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 28 to 30 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 35 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Normal nitrox limits
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Good size camera room with plenty of electrical outlets ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Good size boat with plenty of space. Cabins were big and well appointed, only complaint was the ceiling patches for the leaking deck above. These leaks needs to be addressed when in dry dock.

Dive operations were well run. Dive deck is a little tight but the groups were spaced out to prevent over crowding while suiting up. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Gabrielle Villarino in ZZ, TH at May 17, 2017 06:01 EST  
Sorry to read this - as I get to so many comments on how good and various our food is and that people GAIN weight. Please read some of our other undercurrent reviews- where divers loved our food! Our of respect to the Indonesia's main religion being Islam and some of our crew being Muslim - we do not serve PORK products on board as bacon, sausages etc. - but we have plenty of other items our guests can chose for breakfast and snacks. Gabrielle MSV AMIRA So 'pork' out before you come to AMIRA !:) Nevertheless ... - we will serve you various and amazing food onboard!! Asian and International favorites
By William Deertz in FL, US at May 17, 2017 10:02 EST  
Turkey bacon, chicken sausages or beef sausages would suffice as a breakfast meat while maintaining your "no pork" policy. (No beef bacon as that is just terrible). If I am not mistaken the regular chef was on leave during my trip so maybe this contributed to the less than stellar food offerings. I spoke to several others on my trip and they agreed with my assessment of the food quality and variety.
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