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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Dewi Nusantara: "Dewi Nusantara", May, 2018,

by Paul McFall, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10389 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Hands down, best diving vacation of my life. The diving was spectacular, as was the boat. The marine life in this part of the world was so varied and healthy, and abundant. Every dive was different, sometimes drift, sometimes no current, other times, half and half. We saw several mantas, sharks, large schools of baitfish and predators, Wobegong sharks, turtles, etc. We dove three times a day, with a night dive available for five or six nights. I am not a night diver, but had to try a muck dive once at night. It was filled with odd critters, all pointed out by our excellent dive guide Andre.

The boat was magnificent, if there is better, I would be both surprised and wanting to book a trip immediately. The staterooms were spacious and comfortable, bathroom was huge. You wouldn't know you were on a boat except for the rocking motion. The food was good, plenty of it and lots of variety. The crew was fantastic, and the best part, they assigned the same dive guide to you for the duration of the trip. Small groups, one dive master for two or three divers, or four, depending on how they split up the groups. For an 11 day trip, that makes a big difference. Your guide has a chance to figure out how you dive, what you like, what you don't care about.

I can't say enough good things about this boat, crew or destination. It was late in the season, only a couple other liveaboards in the area for half the time, the other half, we were all alone. You can't ask for better conditions. No hanging around in port on the first day like they do on Aggressor boats. Last guest on, weigh anchor and off you go. Worth every penny. I was hesitant to write this review because I want to go again, and do not want to run into a situation where it is too full for me to go!

Websites Dewi Nusantara   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Palau, Thailand, California, Bonaire, Bahamas, Belize, Florida, Roatan, Indonesia
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Singapore Air, Silk Air

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Standard nitrox, no need for anything below 70 feet
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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Subscriber's Comments

By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Aug 13, 2018 11:51 EST  
Great report. A few weeks ago, I booked a trip for Jan 2020. As I'm now in retirement, I'm not afraid to spend more money for a top-rated and spacious accommodations.
By report author: Paul McFall in GA, US at Aug 13, 2018 15:36 EST  
You will not be disappointed. I'm already looking into our next trip on this boat, just a different destination.
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