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Dive Review of Archipelago Fleet/Archipelago II in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

October, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Marc Massari, CA, United States
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 3716
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Channel Islands, Hawaii, All over Mexico, Bonaire, Hunduras, St Maartin,
Saba, Belize, Indonesia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
because of multiple dives per day, watch your depth and pay attention to
saturation levels.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
huge camera area with lots of power. make sure you bring your 220v
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
If you havent gone to Raja Ampat yet, put it on your list. Its all about
little critters, things you just couldnt imagine. If you decide to go, put
Archipelago II on top of your list of liveaboards to use. They were in
contact with us well before the trip making sure we had everything in
order. They met us at every leg of the trip to make sure that our bags made
it through to the next leg and finally to the boat. They also did the same
on the way home. Once there, we never lifted anything. The crew was just
perfect and they really wanted you to have a great time. The foodwow. The
staterooms were surprisingly big. At 63, thats a big concern with me. We
typically did between 4 and five dives a day: muck, mangroves, drift, etc.
This area is subject to currents, so be prepared. 
Photographers, bring lots of memory cards. i came home with over 1500
I am glad to provide more details upon request, so email away. 
I am going back!
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