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Dive Review of Dive Gaia in

Dive Gaia: "Raising the bar for Liveaboards", Dec, 2018,

by gopal krishnan, Mah, IN (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10798 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Honestly, as the title suggests, this experience on the m/v Gaia was a very pleasant surprise compared to all the other liveaboards. The boat construction ( marine steel) made for a smooth trip. The overall design, with an exceptional eye for detail ensured our group ( 20 divers) each had unparalelled personal space. The rooms were large and comfortable as also the ensuite bathrooms. The food, served to each diver a la carte was gourmet stuff!Knowledge of the dive site was deep and professional. Current was checked for every dive. There were 3 skiffs to ferry divers to the sites and one of them was always on top of the dive site so that any diver/s who surfaced early could be taken back to the boat immediately without any delay.It was obvious that the crew were a happy bunch as the boat was wonderfully well maintained. The skiff ladder rungs and climb handles made for an easy climb from the water after the dive.The service was polite, courteous and professional always rendered with a smile. Raja Ampat lived up to its reputation and diving was super. There were currents to spot the oceanic mantas but well worth the effort of combating them.The coral and fish life were healthy and numerous.On all my 20 dives, the tank pressure was 200 bar! Thank you GAIA for my best liveaboard experience to date! and for sure I'll be back!
Websites Dive Gaia   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Barbados, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, , Truk Lagoon, Australia, India, Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius.
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Easy connections from Singapore and Bangkok.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 28-30°C / 82-86°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-45 Ft/ 5-14 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Diving with computors and SMB
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 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 There was a dedicated space for photographers to setup their equipment. Ancillaries like lights, power points, chargers, magnifying glass were available.
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