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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Dewi Nusantara: "Diving in Raja Ampat was even better than our first trip there", Jan, 2019,

by robert kopki, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11052.

No photos available at this time

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 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our second trip on the Dewi Nusantara, and it was even better than the first one, which was FAB.I have done a lot of dive travel to great places ( Palau, YAP,The Maldives, Komodo Island) but this trip was the best ever. It is a very long trip to get to Sorong, but it is worth the journey. The best endorsement for this boat is the Many divers who are repeat customers.EG One European couple was on their 20th Dewi trip. We also met a Japanese woman who dives on the Dewi every 90 days.

The macro diving is simply incredible. TONS of fascinating tiny creatures. The Corals, both hard & soft are mind-boggling. This is one of the few places left on Earth where you can see high expanses of beautiful healthy coral. Loads of Tropical Fish.

If you want to see big critters, this may not be the trip for you.
Although we did have 2 very good Manta Dives at a cleaning station.

The Dive Crew is very helpful & accommodating.

The food was great, & the quality that you would expect in a good restaurant at home. I wish they served more Indonesian Dishes. It was mainly Western Food for Dinner.

The boat is Huge (190 ft) and only takes 18 divers. The crew is about 22-24. Very nice & friendly people.

The Dewi Nusantara should really be rated 10 Stars.

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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving palau, Yap, Indonesia, Maldives, Mexico, Hawaii, all over the Caribbean, Florida
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There it requires about a 2 day trip from the US East Coast

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas calm
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 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 Large camera room with lots of power connections
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