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Dive Review of Dive Damai/Damai II in
Indonesia/Banda Sea

Dive Damai/Damai II, Oct, 2013,

by Mike Whitlow and Noel Taylor, NY, US ( 1 report). Report 7354.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving PNG, Galapagos.Cocos, Palau, Yap, Red Sea, Andamans, Solomons, Caribbean, Coral Sea, Thailand and Burma
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments We spent 14 days traveling from Maumere on Flores to Ambon in the Banda Sea,covering around 800 miles. This provided a wide range of dive sites but meant most nights we were under way or taking up anchor in the early A.M. so sleep and night dives were sometimes compromised.
The staff was unfailingly attentive. Wetsuits are folded and ready for you to don at your gear station before each dive( no rummaging among the jungle of hanging suits!), fins aw ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Laura A. Sonnenmark in VA, US at Jan 02, 2014 10:51 EST  
Thanks for the informative report! I wonder if this trip included a land excursion to Bandaneira or Run--one of the formerly Dutch Spice Islands?
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