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Dive Review of Amira Indonesia in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Amira Indonesia: "Spacious Liveaboard, good service, marginal food", Apr, 2017,

by William Deertz, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9577.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Good size boat with plenty of space. Cabins were big and well appointed, only complaint was the ceiling patches for the leaking deck above. These leaks needs to be addressed when in dry dock.

Dive operations were well run. Dive deck is a little tight but the groups were spaced out to prevent over crowding while suiting up. Groups were also split up among two different dive sights to ensure no over crowding. Dive guides were friendly but seemed a little bored so could have been more attentive in pointing out the small critters.

Biggest complaint was the food quality and variety. The food wasn't terrible but lacked much flair or variety. No breakfast meats or fresh croissants were available. Lunches and dinners included too often a seafood and chicken dish in some nondescript sauce. Of about 10 Liveaboard over the past 15+ years I can safely say the Amira food was the worst.

Overall it was an enjoyable trip with friendly/helpful crew, spacious boat, good dive operations, overall good dive spots and despite the poor food the upside is I lost a few kilos during the trip (g).
Websites Amira Indonesia   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving throughout Indonesia (Bali, Komodo, Flores, Raja Ampat, Manado, Lembeh Straits, etc), Florida Keys, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Saipan, Hawaii,
Closest Airport Sorong, Papua Getting There Jakarta, Makassar

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 28-30°C / 82-86°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-35 M / 82-115 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Normal nitrox limits
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Good size camera room with plenty of electrical outlets
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Subscriber's Comments

By Gabrielle Villarino in Prachuap Khiri Khan, TH at May 17, 2017 06:01 EST  
Sorry to read this - as I get to so many comments on how good and various our food is and that people GAIN weight. Please read some of our other undercurrent reviews- where divers loved our food! Our of respect to the Indonesia's main religion being Islam and some of our crew being Muslim - we do not serve PORK products on board as bacon, sausages etc. - but we have plenty of other items our guests can chose for breakfast and snacks. Gabrielle MSV AMIRA So 'pork' out before you come to AMIRA !:) Nevertheless ... - we will serve you various and amazing food onboard!! Asian and International favorites
By report author: William Deertz in FL, US at May 17, 2017 10:02 EST  
Turkey bacon, chicken sausages or beef sausages would suffice as a breakfast meat while maintaining your "no pork" policy. (No beef bacon as that is just terrible). If I am not mistaken the regular chef was on leave during my trip so maybe this contributed to the less than stellar food offerings. I spoke to several others on my trip and they agreed with my assessment of the food quality and variety.
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