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Dive Review of Dive Damai in
Indonesia/Ambon to Triton Bay

March, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Janet Czapski , MI, US
Contributor   (14 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Maldives, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Australia, PNG, Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
calm, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Mandatory safety stop and air left in the tank, please!  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 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  
Great camera room set-up with individual stations. Each diver has their own
camera/gear rinse tank with water changed daily; crew handles cameras
expertly and gently. Dive guides understand what photographers are looking
for and search to fulfill every photographer's wish list.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
2 stars   
5 stars    
This is the most beautiful liveaboard we've ever done.  Crew is fabulous,
food is worthy of 5-star restaurant rating. Wine, beer and soft drinks are
also included; you are welcome to bring spirits on-board if you so choose. 
The cabins are huge and luxuriously appointed.  Sundeck is spacious and
there's an on-board masseuse available free of charge.  Nitrox is included
in the pricing as well as all fuel & port charges.  You only need to
bring $$$$ for souvenirs and crew gratuities and believe me, they earn
them!  Dive guide ratio is 3 divers to each guide; we actually had 4 for 10
divers.  They excel in critter spotting and determining the best dive sites
based on tides and currents and prevailing conditions.  Wetsuits and
booties are rinsed after every dive and hung up to dry.  The crew handles
everything from the big boat to the tenders except for masks & fins. 
We had a fabulous trip diving from Ambon, Banda Neira, Koon, Run and inside
Triton Bay.  Hard corals were pristine except in a few spots where
long-line nets appeared to have been dragged across the reef.  Soft corals
were beautiful and plentiful.  We saw woebbegong sharks on most dives,
schools of batfish & trevally and barracuda; lots of snappers and other
mid-sized fish and critters galore including the elusive blue ring octopus!
 Can't wait to get back on-board in November to do Komodo/Rinca to Ambon.
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