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Amira: "Another awesome trip on Amira", Aug, 2019,

by ann mcgrath, VA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 11083 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Luckily, before we left, Gabrielle at Amira warned us that we were traveling in winter in Indonesia, so the water is cooler now. I brought a 5mm wetsuit and an extra hood, which was just enough for the temps which got at low as 72F in the Southern region.

Amira is simply the best liveaboard we've experienced so far, and we've been on a lot! She is large and comfortable, and well thought out. There were only eleven divers on this cruise, but even with a full boat, there is plenty of room to relax.

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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Thailand, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Indonesia (Lembeh, Komodo, Raja Ampat), Galapagos
Closest Airport Denpasar Getting There From East Coast US: DCA to LAX to HKG to DPS. Despite the unrest in Hong Kong, there were no delays or issues.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 72-82°F / 22-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox restrictions only
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The dive guides take good care of your equipment. I did get a few new scratches on my Canon camcorder housing, but nothing serious. They put the cameras in the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Victor Ayukawa in BC, CA at Dec 18, 2019 14:47 EST  
Hi, thanks for the review of the Amira. I'm not sure which Amira liveaboard trip you took and how many days/nights, or what month. I have heard that South Komodo and Rica islands have cooler waters than the North. Your review is from August, but you also mention 'winter' (?).
By report author: ann mcgrath in VA, US at Dec 18, 2019 17:12 EST  
Hi Victor! Yes, August is winter in that part of the world! We were there in August this year, for a 10 day charter to Komodo. South Komodo and Rinca were the coolest, as low as 72F on some dives.
By Gabrielle Villarino in Prachuap Khiri Khan, TH at Feb 07, 2020 00:31 EST  
Thanks Ann for your AMIRA review. Actually the SOUTHERN SITES of KOMODO region are always colder there, while the NORTHERN sites stay warmer all year round . It has to do with the water curents coming from both sides... THANKS for the great comments. I will pass them on to crew! Hope you come visit your AMIRA family again soon :) Gabrielle
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