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Dive Review of Black Manta in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Black Manta, Jan, 2013,

by Eric Schindler, AZ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 6880.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Thailand, Caribbean, Hawaii, Maldives, etc
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive safely; most dives over an hour long
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments While we are not photographers, the diving area is accomodating to their needs, though not luxurious. Dive staff very supportive and respectful/helpful to photographers' needs. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Going there confirms that Rajah Ampat is truly an amazing place that should be on all diver's must do list. The diversity of coral, deep brilliant colors, coupled with the profusion of schools of fish is extraordinary. While visibility is not as crystal clear as, say the Maldives, it is plankton and "fish food" that takes ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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