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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Dewi Nusantara: "Raja Ampat on Dewi Nusantara", Jan, 2018,

by Kendall Raine, CA, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10366 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Rangiroa, Morea, Huahini, Grand Cayman, Turks, Palau, Truk, Galapagos, Cocos, California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Tulum, Cozumel, Bali, Lake Superior, Raja Ampat,
Closest Airport Strong Getting There LA to Hong Kong to Jakarta to Makassar to Sorong

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions ~60 ft for 60 minutes
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
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 5 stars
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UW Photo Comments Excellent for photographers. Spacious camera room. Expert camera handling by crew. Excellent critter spotting. Giant rinse tank on board. ... 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 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 1 stars
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Comments The trip exceeded expectations in every way. The boat, crew and diving set the standard for what is possible in liveaboard diving.

Our itinerary took us from Sorong south to Misool where we dived Boo, Fiabacet, Wayil and Warakaraket before heading north to Fam, Penemu, Kri and the Dampier Straight, then back to Sorong.

The profusion of fish and coral species was amazing. The colors and abundance of soft corals rival that of Fiji while diversity and health of hard corals exceed Palau. No bleaching. That massive fields of pristine Elk Horn and Turbinaria corals flourish at one of the oldest, and most frequented, of the Raja sites, Melissa’s Garden, speaks to the effectiveness of preservation efforts by dive operations and the Raja Ampat Regency.

During our ten days of diving we were treated to an incredible display of macro life. Denise’s Pygmy Seahorses on every dive. Pygmy Squid, crab and shrimp species in the doze ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By peter bernsteinin FL, US at Jul 25, 2018 09:46 EST  
Would you please give some details about yourland excursion in the Baliem Valley
By report author: Kendall Raine in CA, US at Jul 30, 2018 13:37 EST  
Hi Peter; We booked a four day tour through Adventure Indonesia following the dive trip. Reni in the Bali Dewi office set it up for us. The tour took us on a series of day trips outside the town of Wamena to visit several Dani villages. The tour cost us about $1,000 per person including air and was worth it. Included was a day in Jayapura, which was cut short because of a flight delay. There is no road into Wamena so literally everything comes in by air. Flights are often booked solid. Afternoon flights from Jayaura to Wamena are often cancelled due to weather. Factor that into your plans if you have tight connections.
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