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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Aggressor Fleet: "Raja Ampat redux", Feb, 2016,

by Linda Dunn, CA, US ( 2 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8889 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We had first been to Raja Ampat in 2004, on a longer liveaboard trip, and we found this trip to be much different. There are lots of divers now, at every good spot. This area still excels when compared to most other locations. We saw Pygmy seahorses so many times we quit counting. At Magic Mountain, huge mantas soared all around us. We found wobbegongs, frog fish, and ghost pipefish all on the same day.
There was one bad thing, and it was that the boat emailed us a week before departure that no credit cards could be used. This was a problem, as were already in Asia and couldn't get cash from our U.S bank. So, we visited ATMs In Indonesia to garner enough cash, which was a huge hassle, because we didn't bring our own dive equipment and needed to rent.(we were traveling for 10 weeks mostly not diving). Then, once on board, with a mountain of Indonesian money, we learned we could have used Paypal. So, better communication and a usable credit card machine would improve the experience.
The good: great dive masters, wonderful crew, and friendly fellow divers. We really enjoyed the Russians, who were fun to hang out with after diving. The food, while not gourmet, was varied and plentiful. The cabin we had was very comfortable. All in all, this part of Indonesia beats most other places underwater.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Solomons, Fiji, Tahiti, Sulawesi, Malapascua, Sipadan, Red Sea, Caribbean
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78-84°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Mostly left to use common sense, don't go too deep.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
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