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Dive Review of Wallacea/Ambai in
Indonesia/Sorong to Maumere Transition C

April, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by BRUCE VERSTEEGH, TX, US
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Report Number 6962 has 2 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia (North Sulawesi,Komodo,Raja Ampat), Fiji, Philippines, Cozumel,
Bonaire, Grand Turk, Cayman, Flower Gardens, Fl Keys
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, surge  
Water Temp
86   to 73    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
20   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
4 dives/day, 60 minute day, 45 minute night. No planned deco dives   
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Comments
Dedicated camera room beside dive deck - plenty of power outlets. Desk in
each cabin for laptop. Dive guides worked hard to find good subjects. 
Didn't have separate rinse tank for camer ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Food
3 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
Somewhat mixed emotions about the experience on the Ambai, while overall we
had a good experience, there are a few issues that need to be resolved to
be a top notch operation. We did a transition cruise from Sorong to Maumere
(moving from Raja Ampat to Komodo). The boat is fairly well laid out, and
cabins are clean and comfortable.  There are nice sitting areas (both
covered and in the sun).  Nitrox was a very reasonable 50 euro for 2 weeks.
 The crew was great, and very helpful .  Your gear is taken by the crew to
the div ...
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