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Dive Review of Dive Damai in
Indonesia/Ambon to Triton Bay

Dive Damai, Mar, 2011,

by Janet Czapski , MI, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 6072 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 $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is the most beautiful liveaboard we've ever done. Crew is fabulous, food is worthy of 5-star restaurant rating. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also included; you are welcome to bring spirits on-board if you so choose. The cabins are huge and luxuriously appointed. Sundeck is spacious and there's an on-board masseuse available free of charge. Nitrox is included in the pricing as well as all fuel & port charges. You only need to bring $$$$ for souvenirs and crew gratuities and believe me, they earn them! Dive guide ratio is 3 divers to each guide; we actually had 4 for 10 divers. They excel in critter spotting and determining the best dive sites based on tides and currents and prevailing conditions. Wetsuits and booties are rinsed after every dive and hung up to dry. The crew handles everything from the big boat to the tenders except for masks & fins. We had a fabulous trip diving from Ambon, Banda Neira, Koon, Run and inside Triton Bay. Hard corals were pristine except in a few spots where long-line nets appeared to have been dragged across the reef. Soft corals were beautiful and plentiful. We saw woebbegong sharks on most dives, schools of batfish & trevally and barracuda; lots of snappers and other mid-sized fish and critters galore including the elusive blue ring octopus! Can't wait to get back on-board in November to do Komodo/Rinca to Ambon.
Websites Dive Damai   [same]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Maldives, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Australia, PNG, Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Mandatory safety stop and air left in the tank, please!
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 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 Great camera room set-up with individual stations. Each diver has their own camera/gear rinse tank with water changed daily; crew handles cameras expertly and gently. Dive guides understand what photographers are looking for and search to fulfill every photographer's wish list.
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