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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara in
Indonesia/Komodo

July, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Douglas , IL, US
Contributor   (14 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Part 2 of my Komodo Dewi Report"
Report Number 9029
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Solomons, Truk, Yap, Palau, Coral Sea, Fiji, Komodo, Lembeh, PNG, Roatan,
Maui, Jamaica, Florida, L'il Cayman and Cayman East, Belize Ambergris and
Isla Marisol, Grand Turk,Cabo Pulmo, Cozumel, Dominica, Bonaire, Fiji,
Komodo
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
75   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minute dives politely requested, so the meal schedule could be met.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Food
5 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
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Comments  
This is Part 2 continued of my trip to Komodo on the Dewi Nusantara July
2016.  Part 1 is a separate report labeled as such.

Speaking of that, I was unprepared.  I was shivering on some of the dives
that had colder water.  So I asked Andrea if she had a shortie or hooded
vest that I could add.  Luxury service- she had me covered for the next
dive in no time. I needed batteries for my dinosaur night dive lights- no
problem, she said, we have rechargeable AAs. I needed a bandaid, after,
like an idiot, stabbing my finger with my dive knife while custom modifying
my veteran vest- and she had first aid at my side in moments.  I needed a
bit of heavy tie line to fix the very same vest, no worries, Yan rousted
some up right away.  I quickly learned that its valuable to have a muck
stick/sand poker, and they had them available for purchase.  I love this
boat!

At Padar Island Secret Garden in Komodo National Park, the underwater temp
was 75 degrees with 20ft of viz.  As mentioned, come prepared for cold
water (and warm, sometimes on the same dive), and its a great idea to have
a really good torch, as the British would say.  A bright flashlight beam
comes in super handy at finding tiny creatures hidden in the shaded coral
crevices, as well as to light up the color, an ...
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