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

January, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by joanne pannell, WA, AUSTRALIA (2 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"raja ampat the return of the sharks"
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Western Australia (south coast to ningaloo), florida keys. 
Closest Airport
Getting There
fly Garuda. The only reliable
Indonesian airline. 

Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
27   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 20    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
40 meters, aprox 60 minutes, but often over.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
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  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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I am not a photographer, though about half the boat were and they seemed
happy. Tho ...
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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

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 ...
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By Toona at Jun 23, 2015 21:49 EST  
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By Toona at Jun 23, 2015 21:49 EST  
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