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Dive Review of Grand Komodo -- Putri Papua/Combo trip-Raja Ampat Dive Lodge an in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Grand Komodo -- Putri Papua/Combo trip-Raja Ampat Dive Lodge an, Nov, 2012,

by Terry H Anderson, TX, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 6806.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the world
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is our 6th time with Grand Komodo [in about 11 years] so we feel like part of the family. Their new Raja Ampat Dive Lodge is excellent, with great nearby diving, excellent food, and the usual friendly service. It is hard to get there, but worth it. The fish life is tremendous--sharks, tuna, eels, mackeral, yellowtail, pipefish, manderin fish, cuttlefish, hawkbill turtles, pigmy seahorses, scorpionfish, ghost pipefish, decorated crab, schools of a thousand blue fusiliers, epaulette shark, slipper lobsters, electric clams, batfish, and one big manta continually circling at Manta Sandy site. I spent 80 minutes with him. Pretty much unbeatable world class diving, with a great outfit at a reasonable price. Oh, and our group of 5 divebuddies and photographers had the entire liveaboard! Yes, we will return, ASAP.
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