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Dive Review of Dewi Nusentara in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Dewi Nusentara: "Best diving ever! Manta Ray Heaven!", Dec, 2015,

by Catherine R. Mack, DC, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8834 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 This was the best dive experience of my life. The boat itself is huge and accommodating. The dive crew is very experienced, helpful and friendly. The diving (4 daily) was over the top. Never have I seen so many under water creatures and such diversity. The currents are wicked so it's important to be extremely skilled (we had lots of dive instructors on board!) or to stick with your dive master who, in our case, really knew how to anticipate and handle (turning us around/hooking us on/taking us deeper or shallower) the strong currents. You absolutely must have a reef stick and a reef hook. There are places where we expected to see Mantas but they showed up in places where they were unexpected. And they are so magnificent, aren't they? Food terrific. Crew friendly and accommodating. Rooms spacious and comfortable. Weather perfect. What's not to like? Coming home!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving everywhere in Caribbean including Cuba and numerous times to Belize/Also Fiji, Hawaii and Australia's GBR
Closest Airport eastern indonesia sorong? Getting There let them arrange it for you. i am not sure.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 85-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-300 Ft/ 30-91 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions because there were so many really experienced and skilled divers on board, i think they let people do what they wanted. we stayed with the dive master but others went off on their own (and returned safe and sound).
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Lots of serious photographers on board. They have one dive leader (name forgotten at this point) who is really a big deal in underwater photography and has helped those men who created all the fish books. So, I suspect one can 'hire him' to assist you as one of the guests did on our trip. Her photos were amazing!
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