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Dive Review of Misool Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

March, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Renata Gasperi, CA, US
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Report Number 6814
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Marquesas, Tuamotus, Solomons, Roatan,
Belize, Cozumel, Virgin Islands 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
It took almost two days to reach Misool from San Francisco, including a
five-hour boat trip from Sorong, but it was definitely worth it. Lovely
resort with very attentive staff, well-appointed overwater cottage with
direct access to the horseshoe lagoon and the house reef across its
entrance. Dozens of dive sites just 10 to 30 minutes by boat from the
resort, and the diving is just spectacular.
Wonderful variety of healthy hard and soft corals, an abundance of
good-size fish thanks to the vast marine reserve established in the area,
lots of sharks and barracudas. Well run dive operation; Calvin and his
staff are very accommodating - one night I was the only person who wanted
to dive, and a member of the staff promptly took me on a lovely dive to
Epaulette City. An epaulette shark appeared on cue, followed by the biggest
green turtle I have ever seen. It was a great vacation, so much so that we
are returning next March.   
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Subscriber's Comments

By scubadiv at Dec 03, 2012 16:59 EST  
Having visited Misool Ecoresort last month I concur with Renata's comments.
 I have dived extensively throughout the world and I don't remember ever
having a more enjoyable week of diving.  Andy Miners is also doing great
work in establishing and maintaining a large marine protected area.  If one
can possibly do so every diver should visit Misool at least once in their
lifetime to experience healthy reefs and abundant marine life.  Duane S.
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