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Dive Review of Dive Damai in
Indonesia/Komodo Islands

Dive Damai, Dec, 2013,

by Garry Gough, FL, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7478 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Cabin 6 is the largest room with high ceilings. About 450 square feet at the stern of the ship. Private balcony except when crew needed to move lines. Cabin 5 directly below 6 and is similar but with lower ceilings and smaller balcony. The other cabins were all very nice but smaller and below the salon deck. Ship is about 3yrs old. Two nice size closets have A/C units above them and can make damp areas in the closets. Main salon door slides but is very hard to move. Laundry is done every day. 7:30am, 11am, 3pm, 6pm approx. times. Crew would go out 15 minutes before dive time and dive the site for current, temp, viz information. They would come back, brief us on conditions and take a max of 4 divers per boat with a guide. All gear is brought to the Skiff, you gear up on the site and back roll. At surface you hand up gear to driver and walk up ladder. There are two skiffs so if you come up early the skiff will take you back to the boat provided there is always one skiff at the dive site. The crew rinse out your wet suits, hang them, and put them on your station prior to each dive. You get a towel with your station logo so you always have the same towel. Water or hot chocolate before and after each dive. Dry breakfast at 6am dive then breakfast of your choice, usually eggs, bacon, pancakes. Lunch usually a small salad, protein, fruit salad. Dinner soup/salad protein and small dessert, sometimes a fruit salad. Only snack is around 3pm which could be a cookie. Food portions are not large. Quality was good. One crew member provided 3 massages per day on first come basis. This was done on the upper deck on a lounge chair. There is suppose to be a maximum of 10 divers which I verified with Alberto on more than one occasion. 18 total crew. On my trip they had 12 divers. One was the brother of the dive master and the other was a working guest as he was to evaluate the electrical on the ship.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 78-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No max dive time. 3 day dives and 1 night dive. 1 dive guide per 4 divers. The guide would come up after 60 minutes but you were able to stay down.
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 3 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 Each person has their own camera station with shelves, closets, electrical outlets. Each diver had their own rinse tank exclusive to that diver for their camera equipment.
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