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Dive Review of Wallacea/Calico Jack in
Indonesia/raja ampat

Wallacea/Calico Jack: "raja ampat the return of the sharks", Jan, 2015,

by joanne pannell, WA, AUSTRALIA ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8107 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Western Australia (south coast to ningaloo), florida keys.
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There fly Garuda. The only reliable Indonesian airline.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 27 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 20 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 40 meters, aprox 60 minutes, but often over.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I am not a photographer, though about half the boat were and they seemed happy. Tho ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Wallacea is a French owned company, and have supplied a lovely, very knowledgeable French cruise director (also speaks fluent English) and crucially, an excellent French-trained chef, who cooks a mix of Indonesian and European cuisine. Calico Jack is under charter to Wallacea, and the Australian boat owner is on board and involved in the day to day operations of the boat. Despite the free laundry, he won't change his shorts for the entire trip. He also personally reviews all the deck space for sleeping comfort.

Calico Jack is a new wooden boat, built in March 2014 in Sulawesi. This is a budget boat, cold showers (though in raja ampat this really isn't a problem) but surprisingly spacious cabins ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Karen dienhart in CA, US at Jun 23, 2015 21:49 EST  
Calico jack raja ampat
By Karen dienhart in CA, US at Jun 23, 2015 21:49 EST  
Calico jack raja ampat
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