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Dive Review of Dive Damai/Damai II in
Indonesia/Banda Sea

October, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Whitlow and Noel Taylor, NY, US (1 report)
Report Number 7354
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
PNG,Galapagos.Cocos,Palau,Yap,Red Sea,Andamans,Solomons,Caribbean,Coral
Sea,Thailand and Burma
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
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
  5 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Comments
Staff exercise great care lifting cameras in and out of the
tenders.Spacious dedicated camera room ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Food
5 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
We spent 14 days traveling from Maumere on Flores to Ambon in the Banda
Sea,covering around 800 miles. This provided a wide range of dive sites but
meant most nights we were under way or taking up anchor in the early A.M.
so sleep and night dives were sometimes compromised.
The staff was unfailingly attentive. Wetsuits are folded and ready for you
to don at your gear station before each dive( no rummaging among the jungle
of hanging suits!), fins aw ...
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By Dolores at Jan 02, 2014 10:51 EST  
Thanks for the informative report! I wonder if this trip included a land
excursion to Bandaneira or Run--one of the formerly Dutch Spice Islands?
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