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Dive Review of Amira Liveaboard/Amira in

November, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Victor Kenton, CA, US (1 report)
"Very good liveaboard in Raja"
Report Number 8038
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
All of the Caribbean; Palau; New Guinea; Australia; Indonesia; Southern
California; Baja
Closest Airport
Sorong, Indonesia
Getting There
A long trip: Count on several

Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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A big camera table near the dive deck, inside the boat.
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5 stars
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Value for $$
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3 stars   
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Amira is a custom built, 120 foot boat. It regularly dives Raja Ampat,
Komodo, and Triton Bay. I did an 11 night trip through the southern and
northern parts of Raja, a huge area from Misool in the South to the Dampier
Strait in the North. 3 dives a day, and on most nights, a night dive.
Dinner is served after the night dive, about 8:30.

The boat holds about 20 divers, in double cabins, with a few singles
available, also. There are more crew than passengers, so you are well taken
care of, and in typical form, the Indonesian crew are very friendly. Very
comfortable, and  ...
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By gvilla at Dec 06, 2014 23:21 EST  
Hello - this is Gabrielle from MSV AMIRA. I would like to comment on the
above report. First of all - thanks Victor, I am glad, you had an amazing
dive holiday on AMIRA!  MSV AMIRA is 170 ft (52m) - while AMIRA is SWISS/
German s owned, our clientele during the year is very much COSMOPOLITAN -
as we welcome guests from US to Australia, from SOUTH AFRICA to Spain,
Turkey, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands,  Austria, France, UK  - and also from
Asia.  Our dive Ratio is 4/5:1 dive guide. MSV AMIRA has 8 double/twin bed
cabins and 2 single cabins! - maximum 18 GUESTS.  I am glad, dear Victor,
you like out food and that you did not lose weight!! Most divers gain wight
while aboard AMIRA ..:) thanks Victor and terima kasih to our dedicated,
hard working CREW  -  Gabrielle - MSV AMIRA
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