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Dive Review of Grand Komodo Tours/Temu Kira in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Grand Komodo Tours/Temu Kira, Sep, 2008,

by eldon okazaki, CA, usa (Top Contributor Top Contributor 54 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 4454.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments the good: vey good divng; almost all reefs and walls had "too much bio-diversity"; crew tried very hard to serve the divers ( only 8 of us instead of 12); food was plenty and snacks were abundant; very enjoyable, considerate diver group; finally saw Woebegone sharks and very unusual critters.

the bad: 3 dive sites with very strong current dived at wrong time (at Kri-Eco, Mike's point had very mild current at low tide); most of crew did not speak English but we had no problem since an Indonesian woman was diving in our group; rain sorta ruined the viz. at the passage.

previous notes on Grand Komodo tours published in Undercurrents were accurate; e.g., the boat captain was well experinced; the tour was well organzed and no flights were cancelled

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving caribbean, hawaii, mexico, palau, yap, phillipines, North Sulawesi
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 6-70 Ft/ 2-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 30 meter max, ~ 60 minutes (but longest was 77 min.)
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments usually nocamera bucket in tender;
camera table t rear of boat;
carger table in dining room
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