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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

December, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Wood, WA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
"Raja Ampat on the Dewi Nusantara"
Report Number 8094 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Society Islands, Papua New
Guinea, Great Barrier Reef, Hawai'i, Belize, Honduras
Closest Airport
Getting There
Via Jakarta (best connections)
or Denpasar (additional
overnight required, 1 stop

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow your computer; 60 minute dives the norm, though if you were a few
minutes longer there was no hassle.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Dedicated camera room with lots of plugs, converters, counter space. 
Dedicated rinse tank on ship; nothing on dive boats but the crew is very
careful/appropriate with cameras. ...
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5 stars
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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4 stars   
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With over 1,000 dives across the world, I'd rank this as my #1 dive trip
ever.  The biodiversity/quantities of fish/corals/pelagics were unmatched,
and the boat was exquisite.  The staff, headed by a real pro in Wendy, was
very well trained.  The dive guides were very good at finding critters and
customizing to your needs/desires.

Of course it takes a LONG time to get to Sorong, Western Papua, from the
U.S. or Europe, but it is well worth the trip.  We stopped at Lembeh Resort
for 4 muck diving days pre-Dewi (separate review to follow), which was a
good start before the 11 day liveaboard.

The boat is a beautifully crafted, spacious sch ...
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