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

Dive Damai: "Great Boat/Crew with Challenging Dive Conditions", Oct, 2015,

by Michael J. Millet, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 65 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 8575 has 1 Helpful vote.

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
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo 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. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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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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