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Dive Review of Grand Komodo -- Putri Papua in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Grand Komodo -- Putri Papua: "Raja Ampat with Grand Komodo Group Trip", Mar, 2018,

by David Holzman, VI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10690 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This one week trip was the amazing result of lots of research and advice from Undercurrent reader reviews. We were 8 experienced water people; 5 very experienced divers, 3 who were retired marine scientists and 3 very experienced snorkelers. The biggest issue that the Grand Komodo team were able to resolve was to provide a superior snorkeling experience at the same time that the divers were enjoying their 3 daily dives with only one dingy. The entire staff and the sea life exceeded our expectations. No matter how tired we were, nobody wanted to miss a single dive or snorkel trip. The boat was reasonable in cost, the food was creatively cooked and presented with lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and fish. I was the only photographer and the divemasters were very helpful pointing out critters and fish. The attitude of the crew in all aspects of the trip was one of helping each other perform myriad tasks to help us have an incredible experience. We all agreed that this was one of the best dive trips ever. We spent the following week at the company’s Grand Komodo Dive Lodge and extended our amazing trip another week.
Websites Grand Komodo -- Putri Papua   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Costa Rica, Virgin Islands, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Belize, Nevis, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenadines, Florida Keys, Yap, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Indonesia
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Singapore Airlines California to Singapore then Garuda to Sorong. On time and no problems.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute dives with some flexibility.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Very small counter in Dining Salon with charge stations and cabinets for equipment below.
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