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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat to Triton Bay

Dewi Nusantara: "Excellent Service, Comfortable Boat, Diving Luxury", Feb, 2017,

by Linda Rutherford, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9536 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 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 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Dewi Nusantara: "Raja Ampat to Triton Bay" Feb - Mar 2017

900+ dives. My husband and I did two 11-day back to back trips from Sorong to Triton Bay and from Triton Bay back to Sorong, from February 21 to March 17th. The boat has a luxury vacation-like atmosphere. 19 divers were aboard.

The Dewi is large, comfortable, and has a large camera room. From our cabin amidships, the boat was quiet and smooth. Our shower was always hot. And food was good. The crew were skilled, friendly and efficient.

After each dive, you can rinse off under hot freshwater deck showers– after you get out of your dive suit. After each dive, everyone is handed a fresh towel to dry off, and offered to sit in a chair to receive a free 3 to 4 minute neck massage. This was a nice treat.

Diving: The visibility was not good, in fact, quite poor. Green soup or a lot of floating stuff in water. It rained frequently in the afternoons and night. There was a great diversity of fish and creature life. Most dives were on a sloping reef, dense with sea-fans and barrel sponges and schooling reef fish. Did not see Mantas in Misool. Saw whale sharks and flasher wrasse in Triton Bay.

Up to 5 divers were assigned to one guide. On many dives, all divers were put in nearly the same location, so we often passed over or below other groups. A few times, it seemed like all 19 divers were diving on top of each other.

Some necessary delays prevented 4 dives a day. Raja Ampat is getting more crowded. One morning in Misool, we saw 4 other live-aboards waiting to dive. So boats take turns, causing delays while we waited for our turn. In Triton Bay, the crew made excursions to find the local chief, to get permission to dive and we waited until they found him.

Food: Free beer and soft drinks are available as are coffee, tea and cookies. They offer a complimentary 3 ounce glass of wine with dinner, which is an expensive indulgence in this part of the world. The breakfasts, the fish and the soups were excellent.
Websites Dewi Nusantara   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving 900+ dives worldwide, primarily Indonesia, Philippines, Micronesia, Fiji, Malaysia, Cozumel, and the Caribbean
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There We flew Manado to Sorong where we caught the boat.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-65 Ft/ 8-20 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions strict 60 minute limit
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 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 Everything a photographer needs: dedicated space, fresh water, and careful handling of gear.
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