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Dive Review of Coralia in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Coralia: "Fabulous Operation", Jan, 2024,

by David Marchese, PA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 26 Helpful votes). Report 12869 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 4 stars
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Comments The Coralia is a floating work of art operated by ostensibly the best crew we've ever experienced in 35 liveaboards. The 20+ crew members worked tirelessly throughout our voyage. The 16 guests (a full boat) were divided into groups of 4, each with it's own DM. The first two groups were dropped off at the dive site, and then the tenders would head back to pick up the remaining two groups. The early and late groups were alternated each day. All of the dive guides where enthusiastic, charming, competent, attentive, and amazing at spotting critters. However, there was no mandate to stay with the guide when we just wanted to explore on our own.

We chose to stay in a lower level cabin, which was still larger and more luxurious than some of the best cabins on many other liveaboards we've been on. Our bathro ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Coralia   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Turks & Caicos, Bay Islands, Bahamas, Fiji, Saba, Dominica, Bonaire, Maldives, California, Revillagigedo, Cozumel, Midway, Kona, Galapagos, Panama, Palau, Tahiti, Cocos, Malpelo, Tonga, PNG, Komodo, Sulawesi, Holbox, Solomon Islands, Belize, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Wakitobi, Alor, Marquesas, GBR
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There US to Istanbul to Jakarta to Sorong

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No deco, 70 minute dive time, surface with 300 psi mininum
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 There were only 2 of us with full-size rigs. The dedicated camera room was big enough for probably 6 full-sized kits. Fortunately more and more people seem to be switching to P&S and GoP ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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