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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Dewi Nusantara: "The Wonderful Dewi Neusantara", Nov, 2017,

by robert kopki, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9983 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 Two words describe each & every aspect of the Dewi Neusantara operation........" First Class"

The diving was 11 days in Raja Ampat. Top notch.
The diving ranged from very good to many sites being world class.
Some sites were mind boggling. One channel dive stands out in my mind. The side of the channel was on a 45 degree angle, down to about 100 ft. The entire side of the channel was covered with an array of very beautiful soft and hard corals. In the channel itself was a constant procession of different schools of fish, each numbering from hundreds to thousands per school. first Jacks, then snappers, then spadefish, and on and on and on. Also seen were sharks, Napoleon Wrasses, Bumphead Parrotfish, etc.

Macro diving was good with lots of fascinating little critters. Our guide Stephen was very good at finding them. Dwarf sea horses stand out in my mind. Both Pink ones and little red ones with white polka dots.

The boat is 150 ft under deck and 190 ft long overall. So it has the luxury of much space for its 18 divers. The staterooms are easily twice the size of rooms in other liveaboards. Other areas in the boat are correspondingly large.

The guides and boat crews are terrific & most helpful.

The meals onboard are amazing for a dive boat. Not the usual dried out fish & meats on other liveaboards. More like the type of food expected in a very good restaurant at home.

Every little detail is attended to properly. The hospitality of the entire staff was wonderful. What more can I say !

Websites Dewi Nusantara   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving palau, Yap, Indonesia, Maldives, Mexico, Hawaii, all over the Caribbean
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There 2 flights from Jakarta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions stay with guide (more or less)
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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 The D.N. had a large fully equipped camera room with all the facilities an U/W Photographer might want. Top notch facility.
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