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Dive Review of Seasafari/Seasafari VII in
Indonesia

December, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Jim McKnight, MA, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 5274
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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