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

October, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Szathmary, OH, US
Reviewer   (3 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Raja Ampat Explorer"
Report Number 8047
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Throughout Caribbean, Florida, North Carolina, Australia, New Zealand
Closest Airport
Sorong
Getting There
No travel difficulties except
for the fact it takes a long
time to get there.

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No limits  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
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
4 stars
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Comments
The main area for photographers was in the salon and not on the dive deck. 
This worked out  ...
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Food
4 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
The travel:  Coming from mid-US, the trip is a marathon.  Expect to spend a
minimum of 30-36 hours to get to Sorong.  Most of the flights and airlines
were reliable.  If you have a choice between Garuda and Expressair in
Indonesia, pick Garuda. Garuda doesn't charge extra for overweight luggage
if it's dive gear.

The country:  Having never been to that part of the world I had no idea
what to expect except for what I have read in Undercurrent and other
sources.  Once there I found the people to be friendly and never felt
threatened in any way.  Except on the roads, where the myriad scooters were
like missiles.  Overall, we found the hospitality of the Ind
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By carl berenson in WA, US at Jun 14, 2015 11:42 EST  
i totally agree with this review as my husband and myself were on this
trip.....tho my name does not look like a wife name...
By carl berenson in WA, US at Jun 14, 2015 11:42 EST  
i totally agree with this review as my husband and myself were on this
trip.....tho my name does not look like a wife name...
By carl berenson in WA, US at Jun 14, 2015 11:42 EST  
i totally agree with this review as my husband and myself were on this
trip.....tho my name does not look like a wife name...
By Jeff Moore in FL, US at Sep 18, 2015 21:59 EST  
I, also was on this boat in May 2014. I agree with everything said.My only
disappointment was no desserts were served. Had I known this, I would have
asked to be dropped off at a bakery as I arrived in Sorong and bought my
own. I had no problem sneaking overweight carry on baggage on Express Air
[it'spricey!!!].
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