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Arenui Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   "Raja Ampat with the Arenui"
With all of the Arenui bashing that seems to have happened on Undercurrent in the last year, I wanted to throw in my two cents and... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2015   Alice Ribbens
500+ Dives
 
Wakatobi Dive Resort Full report   [N/A]Wakatobi resort   "Good but not as much"
As always, Wakatobi's reefs are pristine and spectacular. You can just drift and feel like you are drinking in beauty. The staff i... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2016   Alvin Rosenfeld
1000+ Dives
 
Lembeh Resort Full report   Lembeh Straits   Macro and weird critter heaven, all in a very pleasant setting with excellent service from everyone. Linked with the Siladen resor... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2011   Alvin Rosenfeld
1000+ Dives
 
Wakatobi Dive Resort Full report   Wakatobi   Dave and Vicki Corwin, Alvin, Dorothy and Michael Rosenfeld August, 2010 Dave and Alvin, both child psychiatrists, are... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2010   Alvin Rosenfeld
500+ Dives
 
DIL (Diveintolembeh)/ Dive into Lembeh]   Lembeh   "Great diving"
Still returning to Lembeh and staying with Steve and Miranda at their well run resort. Diving is excellent as is food and the res... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2023   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
 
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DIL (Diveintolembeh)/ Dive into Lembeh]   Lembeh   "Great diving"
Still returning to Lembeh and staying with Steve and Miranda at their well run resort. Diving is excellent as is food and the res... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2023   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
 
Resort divers/ Diveintoraja   Raja Ampat   "Raja Ampat"
My dive buddy and I had done a live aboard several years before so decided to try a land resort this time. The resort was large w... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2023   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
 
Resort divers/ Diveintoraja   Raja Ampat   "Raja Ampat"
My dive buddy and I had done a live aboard several years before so decided to try a land resort this time. The resort was large w... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2023   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
 
Resort divers/ Diveintoraja   Raja Ampat   "Raja Ampat"
My dive buddy and I had done a live aboard several years before so decided to try a land resort this time. The resort was large w... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2023   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
 
Resort divers/ Diveintoraja   Raja Ampat   "Raja Ampat"
My dive buddy and I had done a live aboard several years before so decided to try a land resort this time. The resort was large w... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2023   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
 
Dive Into Lembeh Full report   Lembeh Straits   "Dive Into Lembeh"
16 hours and 20 minutes from LAX to Singapore, return is about 2 hours shorter. DIL rooms were great with TV, AC, and hot or cold... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2019   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
Photos available 
other/ Dive into Ambon Full report   Ambon[   "Ambon diving"
There are two dive areas from the resort. One is "clear water" which has reef diving and wall diving where we saw the only large ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2019   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Dive into Lembeh Full report   Lembeh   "Dive into Lembeh"
Since I had been there several times prior to this trip I was well aware of the long flight time. No problems at all going or ret... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2018   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
 
Dive Damai Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   "Raja Ampat, Indonesia"
Long flight broken up with a 2 night stay in Bali. About 35 or more hours to get to the Damai II which was beautiful and well car... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2015   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Tasik Divers Full report   North Sulawesi   "Tasik Ria, cheap but disappointing"
The boat ride to the marine park was usually an hour and a half, which meant you were spending more time on the boat than under wa... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2016   Annette D Keller
1000+ Dives
 
Kasawari Lembeh Full report   Lembeh Straits   The Kasawari- Lembeh resort is as nice as the other rave reviews describe. I second their praise except in for area of food. The m... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2011   Barbara M Shively
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo/ Raja Ampat Dive Lodge Full report   Raja Ampat   My husband says it should be renamed the Raja Ampat DIET Lodge! The food was basically unedible - - and we are not real picky eate... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
9/2011   Barbara M Shively
250+ Dives
 
Ondina Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   "Raja Ampat on the Ondina"
This boat was old and had major engine trouble during trip but we were still able to get around. Accomodations are basic under tod... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2015   Ben Glick
1000+ Dives
 
Scuba Seraya Resort Full report   Bali   "Scuba Seraya Bali"
I have been here before so new what to expect. Good service excellent divemasters nice rooms average food. ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2015   Ben Glick
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Ondina Full report   Raja Ampat   "Two week Raja Ampat trip"
Tour operator City seahorse gave us full info in advance. The crew was outstanding and the dove guides terrific. Boat was some wha... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2015   Ben Glick
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Scuba Seraya Resort Full report   Tulamben   I never get tired of diving this area. You have a beautiful resort all the dives you want tons of small critters and beautiful sor... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2014   Ben Glick
1000+ Dives
 
Mermaid II Full report LiveAboard Komodo   This was a top notch trip. The boat was in excellent condition and the cabins were comfortable with ensuite video. The food was ex... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2011   Ben Glick
1000+ Dives
 
AquaMarine Diving/ Mimpi, Bali Nibanna Full report   Bali   I have dived with Aquamarine before and have found them an excellent outfit. This trip was up and down. The good was Bali a great ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2010   Ben Glick
1000+ Dives
 
Wakatobi Dive Resort Full report       Took a morning off to do one of their island excursions. The island visit was OK. We met some villagers that lived on a small isl... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2012   Bill Markley
<100 Dives
 
Gangga Divers/ Gangga Island Resort and Spa   North Sulawesi   "Place to Explore the Bangka Area Off North Sulawesi"
This was our second trip to Gangga Island Resort having been there previously in 2017. This was also our middle stop on this year... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2023   Brian Morrow
1000+ Dives
 
Aggressor Fleet LiveAboard East Borneo to Lembeh   "Berau to Lembeh Repositioning Trip"
This 12 night cruise is one of two annual re- positioning cruises the Raja Ampat Aggressor makes between the Raja Ampat and Derawan... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2023   Brian Morrow
1000+ Dives
 
Siladen Resort and Spa   North Sulawesi   "Great Place From Which to Explore Bunaken Marine Park "
Siladen Resort and Spa is a wonderful, well- run resort within Bunaken Marine Park. This was the third stop on our trip and we arr... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2023   Brian Morrow
1000+ Dives
 
Alami Alor   Alor   "Tough to get to but worth the trip"
Alami Alor was the first stop on our three stop Indonesia dive adventure. You can also check out my reviews of Villa Markisa and ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
8/2022   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Bali Hai Divers/ Menjangan Dynasty Resort and Dive C   Northwest Bali   "Nice Diving Around Menjangan Island"
The Menjangan Dynasty Beach Glamping Resort and Dive Centre is located in far northwest Bali approximately 4. 5 hours from the airp... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2022   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Villa Markisa   Tulamben, Bali   "The Best Dive Resort We Have Ever Stayed"
The resort provides transportation from the airport. It takes 2. 5 to 3 hours to get to the resort. If you've been to Bali before... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2022   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet/ Raja Ampat Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     "Raja Ampat Aggressor - Derawan to Raja Ampat Ship Movement"
This was a seasonal ship transfer itinerary to move from the Derawan Islands to Raja Ampat region. Our trip started in Bitung Har... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
10/2017   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
 
Gangga Island Resort & Spa Full report   North Sulawesi   "Gangga Island Resort"
Gangga Island is a small island just North of North Sulawesi. There is a 1. 5 hour drive to the dock and 15- 20 minutes to the reso... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2017   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Maluku Dive Resort Full report   Ambon   "Add on to Raja Ampat trip"
Ambon is a muck diving location primarily, unless you take the optional trip out of the channel and into open water where there is... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
4/2014   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
 
S/Y Indo Siren Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   "Great trip to Raja Ampat"
It takes a long time to get there from the States but the trip, covering the southern and northern portions of the Raja Ampat regi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2014   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
 
Misool Eco Resort Full report   Raja Ampat   "Well Preserved Santuary"
My husband and I visited Misool in March 2019 and stayed in large water cottage with another couple on the lagoon for 7 nights. Th... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2019   Brigitte Lacouture
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Wallacea/ Ambai Full report LiveAboard Sorong to Maumere Transition C   Somewhat mixed emotions about the experience on the Ambai, while overall we had a good experience, there are a few issues that nee... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2013   BRUCE VERSTEEGH
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
WAOW Charters Full report LiveAboard     "Banda Sea Discovery Tour on WAOW Liveaboard"
Wonderful dive operator. The boat did not fill for the trip, so I got a private room for no extra cost even though I originally bo... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2017   C Leroy Anderson
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
NAD Resort Full report   Lembeh   "NAD Resort, Lembeh Straits"
[. . . ] Here is a video of the trip. Only spent three days there, but WOW! what a fantastic gr... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2014   C Leroy Anderson
1000+ Dives
 
Pindito Full report LiveAboard Misool, Banda Sea   "Pindito Liveaboard, November 2014"
[. . . ] Here is a video link for the trip, it says more than words can. Overall a wonderful tr... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2014   C Leroy Anderson
1000+ Dives
 
Papua Diving/ Sorido Bay Resort Full report   Raja Ampat   "Sorido Bay Resort, Papua Diving, November 2015"
Perfect coral. Tons of colorful reef fish in classic indopacific diving. Some unusual dive sites such as the Passage with very abu... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2015   C Leroy Anderson
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Lumba Lumba Divers Full report   Sumatra   Diving here is much a personal preference thing. While there is almost no coral above 60', what little was there having been obli... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2011   Carl D Scott
250+ Dives
 
Mermaid I Full report LiveAboard Maumere to Sorong, Indonesia   "The best liveaboard I've ever experienced"
The other liveaboards I've been on pale in comparison to the Mermaid operation. I booked the only single room and discovered that ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
11/2017   Carol Sommers
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Mona Lisa Full report LiveAboard Komodo Island   My trip with another company had been cancelled, but the Mona Lisa lets you start and finish diving whenever you want so my vacati... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2014   Carol Sommers
250+ Dives
 
Wakatobi Dive Resort/ 5 days resort, 5 Palagian liveabord Full report   Wakatobi Sulawesi Indonesia   "Wakatobi Resort and Palagian Liveaboard"
[Note: This review includes both the resort and the Palagian liveabord. ] We visited Wakatobi in 2000. What a difference 14 years... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2014   Chuck Edson
250+ Dives
 
Kungkungan Bay Resort Full report   North Sulawesi   The accommodations and food were very good. Indonesian service was gracious. Dive spotters were superb at finding the very small... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2012   Chuck Edson
250+ Dives
 
Misool Eco Resort Full report   Raja Ampat   Excellent diving, very healthy reefs, numerous large schools of fish and the occasional shark in an extensive no- take area. (Snor... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2013   Claire E Ogden
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Papua Paradise Eco Resort Full report       "#1 on divers' bucket list"
This is a 2 hour fast boat ride from Sorong. Resort is very accommodating with airline arrivals and has a rep waiting for you at a... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2014   Connie Bowling
250+ Dives
 
Siladen Resort and Spa Full report       "Healthy coral and good wall dives"
In Bunaken Marine Park, this small island has a full service dive resort. Dive here for the beautiful coral and sponges. Great re... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2014   Connie Bowling
250+ Dives
 
Lembeh Resort Full report   Lembeh Strait   "Fabulous diving and will return "
Rooms were spacious with plenty of room to spread out camera equipment and computer. Outdoor Balinese bathroom, A/ C, huge bedroom, ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2014   Connie Bowling
250+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo -- Putri Papua Full report LiveAboard     "Raining fish"
Raja Ampat may be one of the most inconvenient places to visit, but is has some of the finest diving in the world. My journey beg... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
11/2016   Dan Purnell
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer Full report LiveAboard Misool and Dampier Strait   "Misool and the Dampier Strait"
Our adventure began in Sorong, which included diving in Misool and the Dampier Strait. This was my 8th trip with Grand Komodo tou... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2014   Dan Purnell
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo/ Raja Ampat Dive Lodge Full report   Raja Ampat   "Diving the Dampier Strait"
Raja Ampat still has some of the finest diving in the world. My journey began in Portland Oregon, to Jakarta and then to Sorong. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Dan Purnell
500+ Dives
 
Grand Komodo Tours/ Putri Papua Full report LiveAboard Triton Bay   Our adventure began in Sorong, which included diving in Misool, the Pisang Islands and finally Triton Bay. Much of the journey to... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2012   Dan Purnell
500+ Dives
 
Archipelago Adventurer II Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   The travel from the USA is brutal. Six flights over three days with an overnight in Jakarta. Company reps met our group in Jakar... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2010   David Bader
1000+ Dives
 
Alam Batu   Bali   "A spacious, comfortable resort"
My buddy and I visited Alam Batu in January of 2024 with a group organized by Kerri and Hergen of Subculture Travel. While I have... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2024   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Spice Island Divers Full report   Ambon   "Muck Diving Heaven"
After our trip to Misool my wife and I and my dive buddy flew to Ambon and spent 5 days at Spice Island Divers. I had been to Amb... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2020   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Misool Eco Resort Full report   Raja Ampat   "Healthy reefs and abundant fish life"
My wife, I, and my dive buddy spent 12 days at Misool Eco Resort in early February as participants in Burt Jones and Maurine Shiml... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2020   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Misool Eco Resort Full report   Raja Ampat   "Healthy reefs and abundant fish life"
My wife, I, and my dive buddy spent 12 days at Misool Eco Resort in early February as participants in Burt Jones and Maurine Shiml... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2020   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Damai Full report LiveAboard Komodo   "Another enjoyable trip to Komodo"
This was my third trip on the Damai I, but it had been 6 years since I was last on the boat. The trip to Komodo was a continuatio... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2018   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Lembeh Resort Full report   Lembeh   "Another great visit to the muck capital of the world"
This was my fourth trip to Lembeh Resort and the first since 2015. My buddy and I were there to attend “Fish Geek Week” with Drs. ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2018   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Lembeh Resort Full report   Lembeh   "Another great visit to the muck capital of the world"
This was my fourth trip to Lembeh Resort and the first since 2015. My buddy and I were there to attend “Fish Geek Week” with Drs. ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2018   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Siladen Resort Full report   Bunaken   "Well worth returning to."
My dive buddy and I were scheduled to go to Lembeh for a trip organized by Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock to dive with Drs. Gerry... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2018   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Triton Bay Divers Full report   Triton Bay   "Triton Bay Divers Remote, But Worth the Effort to Get There"
Triton Bay Divers is a relatively new (2 years old), small (6 cabins) dive resort in Triton Bay. My dive buddy and I got off the ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2017   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Dewi Nusantara Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat to Triton Bay   "Raja Ampat to Triton Bay on the Dewi Nusantara"
This was my second trip to Raja Ampat on the Dewi Nusantara. This trip was led by Burt Jones of Secret Sea Visions and Hergen Spa... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2017   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Arenui Full report LiveAboard Komodo   "More great diving in Komodo"
I first dove Komodo in 2009 and had been anxious to get back ever since. When Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock (Secret Sea Visions... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2015   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Lembeh Resort Full report   Lembeh   "Lembeh, Better than ever."
This was my 3rd trip to Lembeh Resort. In my last report (2014 Chapbook) I had a number of complaints. I had heard that they had... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2015   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Dewi Nusantara Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   "Raja Ampat in November"
This was my 4th trip to Raja Ampat, but the first in the Northern Hemisphere fall. I found the conditions somewhat different from... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2014   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Villa Markisa Full report   Tulamben, Bali   "Great Muck Diving"
I am a macro/ muck diving enthusiast. This was my second trip to Villa Markisa in 2 years. While the diving is not Lembeh it can ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Pindito Full report LiveAboard Banda Sea   Edi Frommenwiler is one of the pioneers of live- aboard diving in Indonesia, having supervised the construction of the Pindito and ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2014   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Lembeh Resort Full report   Lembeh   This was my second trip to Lembeh Resort in less than a year. I went by myself last October at the end of a live- aboard trip. Th... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2013   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Villa Markisa Full report   Bali   Villa Markisa is a small dive resort set in beautiful grounds on the east coast of Bali next- door to Scuba Seraya. I met a couple... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2013   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Dive Damai Full report LiveAboard Cenderawasih Bay   WHALE SHARKS! I had the opportunity to dive with whale sharks a number of years ago in the Galapagos and, when I read about the w... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2012   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Damai Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   This was my 3rd trip to Raja Ampat and 2nd there with Burt Jones in 3 years. You might get the impression from this that I like t... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2012   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Wakatobi -- Pelagian Full report LiveAboard Wakatobi/Pelagian   This was our second trip to Wakatobi/ Pelagian. We spent 2 weeks on the Pelagian in December, 2007. The Pelagian was all that the... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2011   David E Reubush
500+ Dives
 
Wakatobi Dive Resort Full report   Wakatobi   This was our second trip to Wakatobi/ Pelagian. We spent 2 weeks on the Pelagian in December, 2007, and although we did not stay a... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2011   David E Reubush
500+ Dives
 
Seven Seas Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   This was my second trip to Raja Ampat. I really enjoyed my first trip in 2010, but this trip took things to another level. I hav... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2011   David E Reubush
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Kararu Dive Voyages/ Sea Safari VII Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   This was my 3rd trip to Indonesia, but first to Raja Ampat. After reading Burt & Maurine's guide I was anxious to see the area fo... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2010   David E Reubush
500+ Dives
 
Black Sand Dive Retreat   [N/A]North Sulawesi   "Possibly the best little dive resort on earth"
After diving a number of other resorts over the last year, we returned again to Black Sand Dive Retreat on Lembeh Strait in Indone... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2024   David Hill
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Metita Beach & Dive Resort/ Same   North Halmahera   "A new dive resort still in startup mode"
Metita Beach and Dive Resort is a new resort located on Metita Island just off of Morotai Island in North Halmahera, Indonesia. It... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2024   David Hill
1000+ Dives
 
Lumbalumba   Bunaken   "Beautifuyl Wall Diving at Bunaken"
Lumbalumba is a gorgeous small dive resort just south of Manado, Indonesia, with direct access to diving in Bunaken National Marin... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2023   David Hill
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Black Sand Dive Retreat       "Great Muck Diving in Lembeh Strait"
Black Sand Dive Retreat remains one of the best designed, best run small dive resorts we have seen anywhere. This is muck diving a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2023   David Hill
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Black Sand Dive Retreat/ Same Full report   Lembeh Stdrait   "The best muck diving on earth"
Black Sand Dive Retreat is a small dive resort on the famous Lembeh Strait in Indonesia, considered one of the best muck diving si... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2020   David Hill
1000+ Dives
 
Bastianos Bangka/ Same Full report   North Sulawesi   "Nice resort, but you have to push for the good diving"
Banka Island sits off the north point of North Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is an hour and a half ride from Manado airport and a 15- ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
2/2020   David Hill
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Sali Bay Dive Retreat/ Same Full report   Maluku Islands   "Nice resort by very disappointing diving"
Sali Bay markets itself as the only dive resort in the Malukus. Maybe there is a good reason why there aren’t any others. It is... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
2/2020   David Hill
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Eco Divers Full report   N Sulawesi   "Fine Critter Diving and a Good (and reasonable) Resort"
The diving in the Lembeh Strait is unparalleled if you are an underwater photographer and enjoy small critters. There are good co... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2017   David J Inman
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Scuba Seraya/Villa Markisa Full report   Bali - NE Coast   I traveled with a private group of underwater photographers and naturalists organized by Paul Humann and Ned Deloach. We were hou... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2012   David J Inman
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Mermaid II   Raja Ampat   "Amazing diving in Raja Ampat"
This trip was actually done in December, 2022. After waiting so long to report it, I can no longer select that month. This was my ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2024   David Jackson
100+ Dives
 
Mermaid II Full report   Komodo Islands   "Great Operation, Amazing Diving, Komodo Dragon Encounters!"
This was my third time diving the Komodo area on Mermaid II. It's the best diving I have experienced, so I keep repeating. We saw ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2019   David Jackson
100+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Coralia   Raja Ampat   "Fabulous Operation"
The Coralia is a floating work of art operated by ostensibly the best crew we've ever experienced in 35 liveaboards. The 20+ crew ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
1/2024   David Marchese
1000+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard Wakatobi and Alor   "Disappointing Trip"
This was our 4th trip to Indonesia, and our least favorite (by a lot). The diving in Wakatobi was just ok. In general, the reefs s... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2017   David Marchese
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Arenui Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   "Arenui - Raja Ampat"
Overall, this was an excellent trip on a great boat. Rooms were large, clean, comfortable, and well laid out. The boat is laid o... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2014   David Marchese
1000+ Dives
Photos available
4Helpful vote(s) received
Wakatobi Dive Resort   Sulawesi, Wakatobi   "Wakatobi in January"
The good: very pristine reefs, coral, and tropical fish support of the local population fishing outside of the dive sites in exc... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2024   David Steinberg
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Dewi Nusantara Full report LiveAboard     "As usual the Dewi was awesome, great diving, great boat, great staff"
I cannot say enough good about this boat. It is worth the hassle of getting to Ambon. We started in Ambon and ended in Tual, the... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Deborah Berglund
1000+ Dives
 
Alor Divers Full report   Alor   "Less than wonderful, would not recommend this resort"
The resort looked nice on paper (website) but it was not as I expected. The dive sites were a 30 min boat ride, very rough when I... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2017   Deborah Berglund
1000+ Dives
 
Dewi Nusantara Full report LiveAboard     "Dewi Nusantara superb"
Spectacular muck diving with occasional drift dives, always superb diving, awesome boat, awesome staff. Nothing negative, we were... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2017   Deborah Berglund
1000+ Dives
 
NAD Lembeh Full report   Lembeh   "Lembeh, photographer's critter heaven"
NAD Lembeh is a resort with the best camera facility I have ever seen, plus knowledgeable owners. Our dive guides were awesome, I... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2016   Deborah Berglund
1000+ Dives
 
Black Sands, NAD Lembeh Full report   Lembeh Straits   "Lembeh report for two resorts, Black Sands and NAD Lembeh"
These were my second and third trips to Lembeh. In Nov we stayed at Black Sands. It was only ok, the rooms nice but weird layout... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2014   Deborah Berglund
1000+ Dives
 
Arenui Full report   Maumere to Maumere   "Arenui still great staff, boat needs a few updates"
This was my second trip on the Arenui, I was so impressed with the experience that I got on a waitlist for it. And I got on the b... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2015   Deborah Berglund
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Dewi Nusantara Full report LiveAboard     "Dewi Nusantara, used to be Paradise Dancer, superb trip"
... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2014   Deborah Berglund
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Damai/ Damai II Full report LiveAboard     "Damai, great trip!"
Great boat, comfy, good camera facilities, guides fantastic, diving great. Everything went like clockwork. ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2013   Deborah Berglund
1000+ Dives
 
Arenui Full report LiveAboard Labuanbajo, RT   Very comfortable boat, good food, nice people, well organized by Amazing Adventure Travels; everything taken care of. Staff a... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2013   Deborah Berglund
1000+ Dives
 
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