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Dive Review of Dive Damai in

Dive Damai, Feb, 2013,

by Gari Sisk, AK, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 6912.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Palau, Fiji, Utila, Okinawa, Puget Sound, Thailand, Australia, Truk, Hawaii, Little Cayman, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 78 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Self enforcement within Nitrox guidelines.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
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
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments We did not bring a camera, but the boat is set up well to accommodate photographers. ... 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 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 is an beautiful Indonesian wooden boat with an awesome crew! While we were on board, there were 17 crew/8 guests. We booked this boat back in March 2010, initially through Dive Damai, and then had Reef and Rainforest (the best agency for dive travel!) take over the booking and manage the details for us.

There were a few disappointments...when we booked the boat, it had 4 "equal" size staterooms, which changed since the initial booking, so 2 couples were in smaller rooms (although still generously sized). Now, ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By report author: Gari Sisk in AK, US at Mar 12, 2013 11:21 EST  
Sounds like fun. I just checked out the Reef/Rainforest site. Wow! Planning my next trip!
By DAVID SHEM-TOVin LONDON, GB at Mar 17, 2013 06:59 EST  
I would rather have an 18hr water crossing from Bali on the Damai than having to brave a Merpati flight from Bali to Bima. On our last trip, 3 of the guests had their luggage left in Bali requiring a day's diving wasted waiting for it. The Damai is a top notch operation.
By Ridgely Duvallin MA, US at Mar 18, 2013 16:19 EST  
I think I would too! Always better on a boat than on a plane. Hi David I met you on the Bilikiki once...
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