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Dive Review of Seven Seas in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

March, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Sean OShea, FL, US (1 report)
Report Number 5403
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
[Turks and Caicos, Belize, Cozumel, Bahamas, Bonaire, Little Cayman, Sea of
Cortez, Soccoro Islands, Malaya, Bali, Papua Nuguini, Maldives, Raja Ampat,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Nothing fantastic with regards to setup. There was nothing missing that you
would need. Plenty of space for cameras, enough sockets, and care taken by
crew of all cameras. There were some large video and pic cameras on board
and everyone had plenty of space.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
OK off the top this was maybe one of the very best dive locations I have
ever been to so far as diving. Certainly right up there with Wakatobi in
terms of the health of the dive locations (and so MANY of them)and well
ahead of that dive location when it comes to Giant Mantas. Raja Ampat is
just a physically beautiful location with primo dive sites. What puts this
place over the top is the large numbers of Manta Birostris that we saw. I
went to Raja Ampat expecting plenty of great reef fish (there are so many
varieties there) but was blown away by the Giant Manta population. I love
Mantas and felt the Socorro Islands were the place to be but no longer. The
number and health of soft corals is absolutely amazing too. If you are a
photographer you will be in heaven here. IT is a pretty long journey to get
there but WELL worth the trek. We stayed on the Seven Seas liveaboard and
were not disappointed in their service, food (plenty of that) or
accomodations. This is a wonderful boat and crew. Their Cruise Director
Stew Esposito is exceptional with very, very good knowledge of all dive
locations. I cannot think of ANY bad thing that I would mention about their
program or boat. Be sure to get a copy of Burt Jones/Maurine Shimlock book
Diving Indonesi's Raja Ampat before you go. The info on all the dive sites
is wonderful and very exact in details. One last thing regards
currents............on some dive sites you will encounter medium to strong
currents so be aware. This may an issue for newer divers. I think if you
are an experienced diver you would get the maximum benfits from this
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