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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Dewi Nusantara: "5 Star Dewi Nusantary", Mar, 2014,

by Nancy Davis, TX, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7892.

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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 The liveaboard Dewi Nusantara is a beautiful, 3 masted schooner that feels like a floating 5 star hotel. The crew, the cabins, the food, the dive masters - all were fabulous. Underwater there is an unequalled amount of unique wildlife including many sightings of the graceful giant mantas. It will be our diving trip of a life time. The currents were brisk, but usually manageable. The use of a reef hook was necessary to stop in some locations and to let the sea life go by you. Getting to Bali is easy. Taking the two hopper planes to the boat was not pleasant, and was the most difficult part of the trip. The Dewi staff handles the travel arrangements within Indonesia, thank goodness, and it is largely out of their control if the local airlines were/are a mess. If your schedule allows for the 3 day travel time to get there, and you have the stamina, do this trip!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving all over the Caribbean, Palau, Thailand, Cozumel
Closest Airport Bali Getting There difficult, long trip

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas currents
Water Temp 85-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 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 Separate camera room for charging, storage, assembly, etc.
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