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Dive Review of Dive Damai in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Dive Damai: "Overpriced but a Nice Liveaboard", Nov, 2023,

by Jan D, OR, US ( 2 reports). Report 12857.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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 1 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I was in cabin 4 as a solo and itís 269 sq. ft. located below the main level. Above this room is the camera room, so there's not a lot of
overhead noise. The dive industry penalizes solo travelers with paying more for having their own room. I shouldn't have to share a room with a stranger because I don't have a partner, spouse, dive buddy, etc., and it's unfair. It's discriminating against me and I'm penalized for it. Never again, especially on the high-priced Damai boats.

There are 7 cabins that accommodate up to 14 guests. Bring earplugs because a wooden boat creaks a lot at night. There are three European plugs and USB ports throughout the cabin. Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower gel, and hair dryer are included. The shower had ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Dive Damai   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Mexico, St. Kitts, Barbados, Turkey, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Florida, Grenada, St.Lucia, Belize, Honduras, Indonesia
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There West Coast of the U.S., Tokyo, Jakarta, Sorong, 50 hours of travel time.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression diving.
No cash allowed to be given directly to staff.
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 Individual stations with charging in European and 110 outlets plus USB ports. Itís very roomy with lots of space for the big rigs. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Robert L in CO, US at Dec 29, 2023 18:56 EST  
Really? So the boat should take a loss on a prospective diver because you want a single? They save a bit on food that would be served to the missing roommate, but they are staffed to service that cabin and to lead full groups of divers. They are losing significant income across the boat by letting you take up a space designed for two. If the single supplement is the same as a second occupant, maybe you have an argument.
By report author: Jan D in OR, US at Dec 31, 2023 00:20 EST  
Sorry you're having a bad day. Maybe 2024 will be better for you.
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