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Dive Review of Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer/Raja Ampat Explorer in

November, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Steve Smith, TX, US (1 report, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Whale Sharks at Cenderwash Bay"
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Cocos, Palau, Truk, Tahiti, Cozumel, Cayman, Bonaire, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport
Getting There
Jakarta then overnight flight
to Makokwari with connection
in Makassar. 
Jakarta-Manowwari fligth is on
domestic airline that does not
accept credit cards for
reservations made outside of

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Normal limits on pressure upon return  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Photograph table in dive area is limited in size and there is minimal
enforcement of limitations for ot ...
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4 stars
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This can only be described as a bucket list type diving trip.  We went half
way around the world for a five day dive trip that really centered around
two days of diving at Cenderawash Bay's whale sharks and it was definitely
worth it.

Travel consisted of flying to Jakarta with two days at the airport hotel to
recover and adjust to the time change.  We then joined the rest of our
group for an overnight flight to Manokwari, West Papua.  We were met at the
airport by the ship's crew even though the group was spending the night at
a local airport.  The crew took us to our hotel and made certain that
everyone had accommodations before leaving.  The next morning they picked
us up  ...
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