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Dive Review of Archipelago Adventurer II in
Indonesia/Ambon & Banda Sea

Archipelago Adventurer II, Nov, 2009,

by David Funderburk, CO, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5290.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel. Roatan, Belize, Turks & Cacos, St.Lucia,
Keys, Galapagos, Palau, California, Puget Sound
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 74 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft limit
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Wonderful facilities for UWP. Very large room with multiple stations for cameras and charging

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was by far the best diving I have ever done. The reef and the critters were spectacular. The healthyist environment I have seen. The boat and crew were wonderful. The crew was the best I have encountered. They helped you in every concievable way, even took my wet suit booties off for me at the end of the dive. Hot chocolate after night dives. State rooms were huge, in fact the whole boat was hugh. I just can't say enough about the total experience. Have booked another trip in 2 years. The only clitch was the engine broke down and we had to get towed back To Ambon the last day. Missed the last day's diving. I felt like they should have offered some kind of compensation. However, it was such a wonderful experience that this is easily overlooked.
Went to their sister land resort in Ambon for 3 days after for muck diving-incredible! See my report for Maluku Divers in Ambon.
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