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Dive Review of Grand Komodo/Raja Ampat Dive Lodge in
Indonesia/Mansuar Island, Raja Ampat

September, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Peggy & Jose Miguel Duran M.D , TX, US
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"Raja Ampat Dive Lodge, Raja Ampat, Indonesia"
Report Number 8043 has 1 Helpful vote
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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.
Closest Airport
Sorong, Indonesia
Getting There
Singapore Airlines Houston to
Manado, Garuda Airlines to
Sorong, boat ride to RADL on

Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions, Diving according to experience and skill, sixty minute
dives suggested but not enforced.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
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  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
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Shore Facilities  
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Camera room/Charging station at Dive Center, We set up our equipment in our
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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After 4 days of travelling we were wondering if it still was worth the
trouble getting there. We did our first dive at 3 pm at Yenbuba Corner and
were immediately delighted by schools of barracudas, batfish, surgeonfish,
fusiliers dense enough to hide the reef, clouds of anthias, myriads of
angels and vibrantly colored and healthy corals and sponges. At 90 feet we
saw 2 white tips and 2 giant trevallies feeding on something under a coral
head and circling together next to us for a long time; following a turtle I
almost collided with a school of bumphead parrots. It was such sensory
overload that we didn't see many of the fishes until we reviewed -more than
once- our videos.

We were in a state of bliss that continued through most of our dives for
eight days. Worth it?. There is no better diving in the world. Period.

This was our seco ...
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