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Dive Review of SMY Ondina in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

SMY Ondina: "12-Day Raja Ampat", Nov, 2015,

by Scott Cray, IA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 8993.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Truk, Fiji, Belize, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Cozumel
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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 3 stars
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Comments This was a City Seahorse charter of the liveaboard SMY Ondina. The trip was 12 days round trip from Sorong. Lots has been written about the superb diving at Raja Ampat and the challenges of getting there so I won't repeat it. This liveaboard had a lot to like a few things that could have been better. Due to El Nino, the water temps were a bit cooler than normal and we were informed of that a few ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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