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Dive Review of Grand Komodo -- TemuKira in
Indonesia

Grand Komodo -- TemuKira: "Whale Sharks to Nudibranchs. Cendrawasih Bay - Raja Ampat on TemuKira", Sep, 2015,

by Peggy and Jose Miguel Duran MD, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8516 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Sea of Cortez, Philipines, Galapagos, Maldives, Andamans, PNG,
Palau, Solomons, Bali, Komodo, Taka Bone Rate, Wakatobi, Bunaken, Lembeh,
Halmahera, Tidor, Ternate, Misool, Togians, Banda Sea, Alor, Flores, Ambon Cendrawasih Bay
Closest Airport Manokwari and Sorong Getting There Quite a trip: Houston-Moscow-Singapore-Manado-Sorong-Manokwari

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Common sense and diving experience
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Dedicated fresh water tanks for cameras. Crew rinsed and dried cameras thoroughly after each dive. Camera table on dive deck, Ample charging ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We dove for almost 3 hours with 5 whale sharks!! This absolutely justified our long trip around the world.

These gentle giants appeared to enjoy the interaction, repeatedly approaching us with curiosity matching our awe in repeated face to face encounters, yet treating us fragile divers very carefully even when they were engrossed in their snacking from the fishing platform. These are memories we will carry for the rest of our lives. We got so much excellent video of them that it will be really difficult to choose what to include in a film.

After a 3:00 AM flight from Manado to Sorong and then Manokwari, we boarded the TemuKira at 11:30 AM and were in the water doing our check-out dive on the Shimwa Maru wreck by 1:30 PM. After a twelve hour night sailing we had some good dives at Ripon Rock, the Zero airplane and Reef and a night dive at Wandamon Reef before continuing sailing to Nabire at the southern tip of Cendrawasih Bay where we were to dive at the fishing platforms that the whale sharks frequent. The fishermen were not there the first day due to a local holiday, but one whale shark approached the rear of our liveaboard. We had just showered after a dive when the crew called us. We jumped in the water in our shorts (in Peggy's case, in her dress) and played with him for almost an hour.

Another liveaboard arrived after us and the divemasters arranged the schedules so that we were not diving on top of each other. We were explained ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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