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

October, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Michael J. Millet, CA, US
Top Contributor   (62 reports, with 6 Helpful votes)
"Great Boat/Crew with Challenging Dive Conditions"
Report Number 8575 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean; Galapagos, Socorro, Fiji, Solomons, GBR, Vanuatu,
PNG, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Yap, Kosrae
Closest Airport
Ambon
Getting There
From Denpasar, must connect
thru Surabaya and Makassar

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
72   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
6
Water Visibility
20   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No Deco  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Damai Dua has a very spacious, well-equipped camera room. Each dive station
has its own camera rinse tank. Crew does a good job handling camera gear
with care. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
N/A
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
The original itinerary for this 12 night live-aboard trip was to start in
Ambon then on to the Banda Islands, next diving the Forgotten Islands and
finishing in Triton Bay. However, weather conditions forced a change in the
itinerary so that the boat did not reach the Forgotten Islands. Instead we
returned to Eastern Seram after diving the Banda Islands and also hitting
Nils Desperada for 2 dives. After diving Koon Island, we headed east to
Mommon on Papua then down to Triton Bay. 

The Damai Dua is a very spacious boat with large cabins, dining area and
salon. My cabin had both a queen and single bed plus a desk. It had lots of
storage space and several wall hooks. The lighting in the cabin was
generally inadequate. The head included a lar ...
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Subscriber's Comments

By lindaron at Mar 04, 2016 16:49 EST  
I prefer shorter routes for travel via boat, so that extra time is embedded
to accommodate unforeseen events. If the route had been shorter, then
perhaps there would have been time for more diving.
By lindaron at Mar 04, 2016 16:51 EST  
I prefer shorter routes for travel via boat, so that extra time is embedded
to accommodate unforeseen events. If the route had been shorter, then
perhaps there would have been time for more diving.
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