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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara in
Indonesia/Banda Sea

Dewi Nusantara, Apr, 2014,

by Maria Chapman, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7658.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 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 This is certainly one if the most beautiful liveaboards out there. Cabins are huge and very well appointed. Common areas as very comfortable and well lit. Food is the worst we have ever had on any liveaboard or resort in Indonesia. Fresh but bland and repetitive, even the Indonesian staple dishes were bad.

Dive crew was attentive and kept an eye for the very large group safety. Strong and mixed currents on half of the dives. The walls are reefs are incredibly beautiful and healthy but there were no critters except for ferry jetty in Alor. If tropical fish is what moves you, there were hundreds of thousands with huge variety.

Long voyage from Ambon to Maumere with three opportunities for night dive during 13 days. Very lucky and visited Kumba volcano which is very active and a sight to behold at night, but did not dive.

Sad to report we only saw four sharks, all far and small. Considering we were far from the normal crowded sites, this shows how badly the shark fin practice has decimated the shark population.

We visited one of the snake islands and were treated to lots of them freely swimming and hunting in the daylight.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, PNG, Galapagos, Caribbean, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 72-84°F / 22-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility -75 Ft/ -23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 300psi
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera room is spacious but only if you are willing to work in shifts when all pax bring big rigs. All cameras are handled with care by crew.
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