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Dive Review of Pelagian in
Indonesia/Komodo Park

March, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Daniel O. Benson, OR, United States
Sr. Contributor   (20 reports, with 5 Helpful votes)
Report Number 3307
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Papua New Guinea, Sipidan Borneo, Cuba, Hawaii, Belize, California Coast,
Caymans, Bonaire, Florida Keyes, Cozumel, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

rainy, cloudy  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Back up at 70 minutes  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
There was a shortage of charging outlets, but we soon sorted that out once
we realized that our chargers worked on 220V which was supplied in our
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
The weather is purported to be rainey, etc. in March. However, we found
March to be an ideal time to go.  The rainey season was ending and the
hills were a spectacular green! The little rain we encountered did nothing
to spoil our dives.
Wakatobi has been rumored to be run by "enviro-nazis" so I was
pleasantly surprised by the more pragamatic attitude of the Pelagian staff.
 (Don't misunderstand . . . trashing the environment was not allowed, but
they weren't overbearing about it).
Cabins 4 and 6 are VERY SMALL.  Cabins 3 and 5 have room for 3 comfortably.
 Cabin 2 is VERY Spacious, as is cabin 1. The electric generator is up
front, so cabin 2 is quietest.
It's hard to find any fault with this well run operation.
Fresh cookies or bread and hot towels awaited us after every dive.
Bring ear drops. I missed two days of diving from an external ear
The great staff may be willing to launder your clothes.
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