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Dive Review of Papua diving/Kri Eco in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Papua diving/Kri Eco, Sep, 2007,

by eldon okazaki, CA, usa (Top Contributor Top Contributor 44 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 4468.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving caribbean, cozumel, Palau, Yap, N. Sulawesi, PNG,
Hawaii, Raja Ampat, Philippines, Cabo, Cook island, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions follow dive guide
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales > 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Lots of books for fish, coral, nudibranchs, sea life, etc.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Good: diving, food ok, staff tries very hard to serve you even on days off they start early; even sweep the pier at 5 AM; the mgr, Maya Hadorn ( a blonde, very dynamic) refused to charge me for hot chocoloate ( so I tipped more than usual at the end)); Maya said not to trust blondes when it comes to macro vs. wide angle; good group of divers (very social) that week from Germany, Holland, So. Africa, USA; very easy divng when I dived with couples but more strenuous w/ men single divers; not much bugs nor mosquitos near the resort

bad: strong currents more than 1/2 the time; long 2.5 hrs. boat travel to/ from resort; inconvenient toilets at end of pier; sorta common, cool water showers ( by "pouring" over one's head) but they heat water for night dives; very strong winds a few times that week; sometimes, there were snacks between dives
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