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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara - Paraidse Dancer/Dewi Nusantara - liveaboard in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat, West Papua

Dewi Nusantara - Paraidse Dancer/Dewi Nusantara - liveaboard, Nov, 2011,

by Martin Roberts, hants, GB (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6352.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Many indonesian & phillipine areas, grenada, egypt, jordan, caymans, tobago, belize, tanzaniza, galapagos, mozambique, south africa, australia, palau, thailand, costa rica,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 27 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 30 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression diving.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments Dedicated camera room, rinse tank etc. Crew handle all gear with care.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is a first class vessel in a fantastic destination; once the journey's out of the way it's very relaxing! Full service diving & boat.

Diving is mixed (variety not in quality) good fish life, great reefs, walls and some of the best coral gardens around, manta cleaning stations etc. Numerous macro oppportunities from numerous pygmy seahorse of different species (bargibanti, denise, pontohi) xenocrab, blue ring etc; would personally prefer more muck dives but those we did were excellent - 6 frogfish on one night dive along with Raja Epaullette shark, flamboyant cuttlefish & many other (un)usual suspects.

See website for details - previously with Peter Hughes then Dancer Fleet - now just become an indendent operation.
www.dewi-nusantara.com

This was our third trip on board - one other in Raja & the second around Sulawesi. Will be booking again in 2012 & 2013 - can't recommend more highly. The service is exceptional, great cabins, sundecks & saloon.
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