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Dive Review of Grand Komodo -- Nusa Tara in
Indonesia/Komodo & Rinca Islands

Grand Komodo -- Nusa Tara, Dec, 2012,

by Jennifer Widom, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 6845.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Worldwide
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 77 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None that bothered us
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 1 stars
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Comments (Note we submitted the same review to Tripadvisor)

In short: Highly recommended inexpensive first-rate liveaboard trip

Now the long version...

The Diving: We've been diving for more than 20 years in many places considered among the world's best, so it's tough to find a new location that lives up. Komodo definitely met the challenge. The diving is considered "advanced" due to strong currents, cool-water upwellings, and variable visibility, and we agree it shouldn't be undertaken lightly, although with 3mm wetsuits (plus occasional hoods), strong legs, and reef hooks on hand, we were always comfortable. The reefs are very healthy, with abundant macro creatures, medium-sized goodies like frogfish, leaffish, cuttlefish, crocodile fish, octopi, etc., and plenty of turtles, sharks, rays, and other pelagics. I d ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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