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Dive Review of Dewi Nusantara in
Indonesia

Dewi Nusantara: "As usual the Dewi was awesome, great diving, great boat, great staff", Apr, 2018,

by Deborah Berglund, MT, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 10615.

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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 I cannot say enough good about this boat. It is worth the hassle of getting to Ambon. We started in Ambon and ended in Tual, the Banda sea. Weather was great, dives were spectacular. This is out of the way of most divers so saw no damage to reefs.

The Dewi is a top of the line liveaboard, rooms comfy, food good, staff out of this world, camera room as good as it gets. I hired my own guide, Andre, for the second time and he was great. The boat staff took good care of the camera gear, everything was on the boat so we did not have to do anything except carry our mask onto the skiff. True valet diving.

Getting there was a hassle, I have in the past gone through Bali both directions with at least one night coming and going to rest up. I use Agung Wiraputra <agung@mobiuslogistics.com> for local reservations. He meets you at the DPS airport and arranges transportation, hotels, and flights to wherever tiny airport you need to get to to board the boat. The Dewi picks you up at airport and takes you to the boat. We fly EVA airline for the international flights, excellent service. On the return we went through Jakarta, which was a mistake, bad airport, should have returned through Bali. Although LION Air and Garuda have iffy reputations I have found them both to be ok.
Websites Dewi Nusantara   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indo, Phil, Solomons, French Polynesia, Micronesia, Red Sea, carib, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Galapagos
Closest Airport Ambon Getting There via Bali, returned through Jakarta, which was a mistake, should have returned through Bali.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-80 Ft/ 21-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Although the rules said 60 minute limits, we were usually in the water more like 70 minutes.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 room for camera gear, each photographer with our own station, good lighting, fully equipped with dedicated rinse tank.
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