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Dive Review of Grand Komodo -- TemuKira in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Grand Komodo -- TemuKira: "GREAT "WOW" coral reef diving; excellent guides, service, value!!", Jul, 2018,

by Sharon Bailey-Bok, Panama, Panama (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10350 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Recently (this year): Lembeh, Bunaken, Raja Ampat (live aboard and island-based resort), Komodo (live aboard). 2017 Bonaire, Caribbean. Previously those of 2018 & many other sites throughout far eastern Indonesia; Thailand, Seychelles, Red Sea, Kenya, Tanzania; Australia;& 10+ Caribbean locations.
Closest Airport Sorong, West Papua Getting There Flights through Manado or Makassar (transfers from Singapore or Denpasar to those locations.) MV Temukira in port in Sorong for boarding transport from skiff. Dive guide will meet you at airport for direct to port or to overnight hotel with pick-up next morning for transport to port of Sorong.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Guides very flexible depending on dive conditions. 70-80 min. dives "normal" for us. Divers who surfaced earlier were returned to live aboard while one guide stayed w us for longer dives. Most sites relatively shallow. Never needed to go below 90 ft for excellent dives.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 1 stars
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Comments “Best Crew” motto proved true for us! Wonderful ALL-INDONESIAN crew (and company—Grand Komodo Dives & tours is based in Bali—we first dove with them in 1996 in Komodo; since then, remarkable improvements in their quality of boats and overall dive operations; now they are first-class). Guides and all crew very experienced, knowledgeable about all sites, currents, and conditions; extremely helpful to “senior divers” with our gear into and out of skiffs. Excellent tank refill system. 3 scheduled dives but all could be 70-80 minutes…sometimes more for those good with air. At times dives were shorter because of strong currents. Divin ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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