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Dive Review of Seasafari/Seasafari VII in
Indonesia

Seasafari/Seasafari VII, Dec, 2009,

by Jim McKnight, MA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 5274.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Truk Lagoon, Bikini Atoll, Lembeh Strait, Bunaken Nat. Park
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 76 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No real restrictions
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Did not have a dedicated table with compressed air, just a shelf along one side. However, you could set up in the lounge where there was plenty of space.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I went with a local Indonesian dive club "Kapal Selam" which means submarine in bahasa. They were a great bunch of divers from Jakarta, KL, Singapore & HK, but there were also 4 Americans. There were 17 divers, but the boat can accomodate up to 30. I paid $200 extra for a private room and it was well worth it. Total cost for the boat for a week was about $1600. The local club is able to get prices far below those charged to foreigners by the big operators. Only aluminum 80's are normally available, but you can get a 100/120 cuft tank if you ask for it in advance. Some of the dives had very strong currents which made photography impossible. They were a waste as far as I was concerned. The biggest disappointment was the lack of large fish. The condition of the corals was excellent and the water was free of pollution. I hope to go again with this operator. The shore excursion to see the Komodo Dragons was disappointing, but I did get soem good photos.
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