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Dive Review of Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer in
Indonesia

Grand Komodo -- Raja Ampat Explorer: "Great Diving, but getting more crowded.", Jan, 2019,

by Terry H Anderson, TX, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 28 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 10833 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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]We have been with Grand Komodo on 7 dive trips over 16 years. Well, we love Indonesia, people, food, and culture. The first trip was 2003 to Raja Ampat and we saw 17 new species. This crew was exceptional--and I have been on 15 liveaboards all over the World. The boat takes 14 divers and we had 9, so we had 3 divers to 1 dive master. That is like owning your own boat! Diving is excellent--from Mantas to pigmy seahorses. I suggest that you take the northern trip, if you like palagecs, and if you have never been to Raja Ampat then take the 10 day Combo--3 days at their lovely Lodge, and 7 days on the liveaboard. We usually go in the July or August time, low season, so we were surprised to see many other liveaboards in the Sorong harbor in January. If you haven't gone to Raja Ampat--Just Do It! You will not get a better liveaboard than Grand Komodo, an all Indonesian crew of smiles, great DMs, and yummy food. This is a rewarding adventure.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Maldives, Caribbean, Galapagos, all over the world.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 80-86°F / 27-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-120 Ft/ 18-37 M

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 None 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 N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]Fine
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