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Dive Review of Dive Damai/Damai 2 in
Indonesia/Maumere to Ambon to Kupang

October, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Elliott, CA, US
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Report Number 7207
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Bahama, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Raja
Ampat, Lembeh, California.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
76   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions. You must dive safely and observe good diving practices (ie
don't go into deco and not clear it, unsafe practices will ban you from
further diving). No max depth enforced other than to stay safely within
Nitrox limits for 31-32%. You were expected to know what you were doing.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 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
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Dive room accommodated easy 10 big rigs. Stations along walls included a
shelf. Well lit. Storage underneath. Blowoff avail on dive deck.
Dehumidifier avail. Rinse tanks at each divers tank station. Boat crew 
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
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Comments  
The bad...
Central AC meant all ACs needed to run 24/7 otherwise if one was turned off
caused problems. This meant many times it was cold. We tried to control
temp with scattered results.
Water pressure varied a lot. Not an issue until you take a shower and the
water temp runs from cold to hot, you had to be fast to avoid getting
scalded. This also affected the flush toilets meaning it could take several
minutes to work.
Noise and smells but its  ...
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By William Bynum in TX, US at Nov 01, 2013 14:56 EST  
Ditto Mike!  See you in Komodo
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