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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara - Paradise Dancer in
Indonesia/Komodo

Dewi Nusantara - Paradise Dancer, Aug, 2012,

by Peter Swan, AZ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6683.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving I have been an instructor and have over 1, 000 dives around the world. My best dive will be the next one... of course.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 100 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions personal computer & no deco
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments There were many spots on the dive table, plenty for the many divers with big cameras. In addition, they supported the small cameras and starting underwater photographers well. Excellent support for diving with camera... they hand to you after you are in water, and retrieve prior to loading on panga's.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 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 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The crew of the Dewi was fantastic. They made the trip and ensured that we had what we needed... of course the hot water showers on deck after the dive and the warm towels and neck rubs were "over the top" for us long time divers. I have come to call this type of superb service "Valet Diving." Thanks to the crew, the diving was easy and the choices were many on types of dives: muck - modestly deep [90-100 feet], shallow, large currents, or stable currents, warm water [two days of slightly colder water - 78-79 degrees], night dives, and just plain fun and rewarding. The Dewi cruises in the Coral Triangle and makes a special effort to show off the area between Flores and Komodo islands. The master divers [Wendy, Yan, Andre & Risko] ensured that the adventure was full of brilliant color, phenomenal diversity and surprises around each corner. From the first dive, the nutibranches, the turtles, coral, colorful fish and diverse rays kept showing up "on call". The beauty and breadth of scenery was everywhere, above and below the water. The travel was a pleasure as the ship is magnificent and the large rooms make the living delightful [large shows]. One days diving was special as the current ran reliably by Crystal Rock with the manta, white tips, napoleon wrasse, spotted eagle rays and turtles were puzzled by the ackward souls from above the water trying to pretend they were comfortable while screaming past the coral in a modest current. Four dives a day for nine days enables the soul to identify with the ocean's patterns and truly lets you relax as you park in natural calderas overnight. You can not beat the Dewi crew support, the Dewi size and room, and the Coral Triangle diving. I will go back!
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