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Dive Review of Dive Damai in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Dive Damai: "Good Trip", Feb, 2017,

by Randy Farleigh, AK, US ( 2 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9511 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Best food on live aboard so far; excellent staff; This was my second trip on this boat in three or four years. The boat is comfortable but is showing some wear. AC below worked well, but occasional problem with AC in main deck common dining area. Cabins are spacious, but some guests experienced leakage during heavy rain. Cabin four suffered from some type of engine room fumes. I was in Cabin 3 which was quite suitable. Diving was pleasurable and guides were skilled, attentive, and helpful. The appearance of healthy coral, hard and soft, was a delight in the warm water. We were there during an "off" moon cycle when currents were less. Some dives had very mild currents. We still experienced some heavy currents on at least a portion of most dives, especially on the pinnacles. The occasional massage after diving was wonderfully relaxing. The Damai (I) is one of the top two of ten dive live aboards I have experienced, and I have enjoyed them all. In addition to seeing two mantas, we saw a squadron of mobulas and numerous wobbegong sharks, banded sea kraits, octopus, crocodile fish, and at least one toad fish. Lots of pygmy sea horses, my first dwarf cuttlefish, several large cuttlefish, ghost pipefish, orangatan crabs, and numerous other exotic small critters. Lots of large bumphead parrotfish, jacks, tuna, barracuda and spectacular quantities of schooling reef fish, including bat fish, angels, butterflies, fusiliers, etc.
Websites Dive Damai   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Little Cayman; Bahamas; Virgin Islands; Hawaii; Great Barrier Reef; Myanmar and Thailand; Tonga; Rarotonga; Maldives;French Leeward islands; Fiji; Solomons; Truk; Palau; Philippines; Alaska
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Seattle- Dubai-Singapore-Manado-Sorong

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas currents
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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