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Dive Review of Dive Damai/Damia 1 in
Indonesia/Komodo/Alor

Dive Damai/Damia 1: "Fabulous Komodo on Damai 1", Dec, 2014,

by leonard conway, NY, US ( 2 reports). Report 8751.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia: Raja Ampat, Helmahera, Sulawesi, Banda, Cenderwasih; Maldives, Australia's Barrier Reef, Tuomotos, Fiji, Bahamas, Turks Caicos, Caymans, Jardines de la Reinja, Various caribbean
Closest Airport Labuanbajo Getting There Flew from Denpassar, Bali easy , on time flights both ways

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 3 dives daily plus 1 night dive most places. Small groups of 2 - 4 divers allowed maximum flexibility.
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 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
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Plenty of apace and power. Crew totally supportive and careful with the gear. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 This was our second fabulous trip on Damai 1 (previous Ambon - Banda- Sarong). The ship is a beautiful, comfortable 130'. Cabins are spacious ( we had #6) which has 450 sq ft, king bed, high ceilings, a wall of windows and a semi-private deck. Yes, the boat and rooms are as attractive as they look on the website! There were 9 experienced divers a nice mix from around the globe including a professional photographer. We divided into 2 tenders and 3 separate dive groups so lots of personal attention from experienced, helpful dive guide ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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