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Dive Review of Amira in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Amira: "A Great Choice", Feb, 2017,

by Randall Heys, BC, Canada ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9526 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is a fabulous liveaboard. If you are considering Raja Ampat, make this boat high on your list if it suits your timing.

Raja Ampat diving was spectacular and has been well described by others on this site so I will not repeat.

The Cruise Director and Asst Cruise Director did everything to organize the trip well and make it thoroughly enjoyable. The Dive crews were very friendly and well trained and safety conscious. The Chief Cook and his staff prepared great food with lots of variety and healthy options.

The boat is beautiful (built around 2010) and the wood finishing is very classy. The rooms were spacious and lacking in nothing that you would expect in a quality hotel room. During a big rainstorm, there were some minor leaks in the rooms (is this common to wooden boats?) but this was quickly remedied.

The boat is European-managed and runs very efficiently. On our trip, there were only 3 guests (out of 18) that were English-speaking. Everything important is said in English and German, but much of the social conversation on our trip was in German. I am sure that this varies on different trips depending on the guest list, but it is something to think about if you are travelling alone or are just one couple. Everyone was very friendly and most spoke at least some English.

I don't think you can go wrong with Amira. I would not hesitate to book with them again.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Many places in Caribbean, Mexico, Asia and Africa
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Long flights but well worth it.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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
UW Photo Comments [None]
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