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Dive Review of Dive Damai in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Dive Damai: "Raja Ampat - fantastic trip aboard Dama 1", Apr, 2016,

by Chris Watt, MA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8884 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving New England, FL Keys, St. Lawrence River, Red Sea, Maldives, Italy, UK/English Channel, Turks & Caicos, St. Vincent, Roatan, Costa Rica, Belize, Hawaii, Bermuda
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions None imposed
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
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 This was our first trip to Indonesia, split into 6 days at Lembeh Resort, followed by a 1 week Raja Ampat liveaboard on Damai. What a great trip. Since we had never been to Indo before, we enlisted the help of Jenny Collister at Reef & Rainforest, who in addition to our own research was incredibly helpful in helping us evaluate options and then putting it all together = Lembeh, Damai, international flights, indo flights very seamless. Loved the experience on Singapore Airlines and Garuda Indonesia both have great service. Also good to note that Garuda has re-instituted their additional free luggage allowance for scuba gear as of April 2016!

Our 1 week Damai itinerary was Sorong-Sorong, with time spent in the south in Misool, and then looping gradually back north to the Dampier Straight area.

The experience in Raja Ampat on Damai 1 was fantastic = beautiful/comfortable boat, great cruise directors, great crew, great food, fantastic diving. Damai carries 12 passengers, which during our trip was my buddy and I plus a group of 10 fun-loving Singaporeans. Although there was a wide range of diving experience levels on the boat, the low DM/passenger ratio (4:1) kept this manageable. We were in cabin 1, just downstairs from the main salon. This cabin was configured with 2 comfortable single beds and featured tons of in-room storage, with 2 under-bed drawers, a full size closet (with safe), a night stand (with drawer) between the beds and a full size desk with 2 drawers in the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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