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Dive Review of Dive Damai in
Indonesia/Komodo

Dive Damai: "Another enjoyable trip to Komodo", Jul, 2018,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 56 reports with 24 Helpful votes). Report 10528 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 This was my third trip on the Damai I, but it had been 6 years since I was last on the boat. The trip to Komodo was a continuation of Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock’s “Fish Geek Weeks” with Drs. Gerry Allen and Mark Erdmann. Since it had been so long I wondered whether the boat was as good as I remembered. I was not disappointed. Carlo and Shawna, the cruise directors, were friendly and helpful. The food was skewed toward Western entrees and tasted great. (I am not a big fan of Indonesian food.) Another thing I really like about the Damai operation is that they don’t nickel and dime you with additional charges for things such as sodas and beer. There was a refrigerator in the salon with an assortment of sodas and Bin Tang. There was no extra charge no matter how much you consumed. (Once you had the first Bin Tang there was no more diving for you that day.) Also, a glass of wine was included with dinner ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Fiji, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Bali, Banda Sea), Philippines, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Labuan Bajo Getting There Fly to either Jakarta or Bali and then get a flight to LBJ. Jakarta is generally cheaper than Bali. On this trip we were at Lembeh and there are no flights directly from Manado to Bima where we were to get on the boat we flew from Manado back to Jakarta, then to Bali, spent the night and then flew to Bima. LBJ is generally the gateway to Komodo, but depending on where the boat is coming from you might start at Bima or somewhere else.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 69-78°F / 21-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-100 Ft/ 6-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't run out of air
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments A camera room on the boat with enough space for all the photographers. Individual rinse ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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