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Dive Review of Indo Sisren in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Indo Sisren: "Misool area of Raja Ampat has good diving", Oct, 2017,

by pat delaplane, CA, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10067 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Hawaii, Wakatobi, Komodo, Thailand Similan Islands, Catalina, Palau, Yap, Malaysia,
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Two flights from Bali. Required an overnight in Manado which was not so good. Going back to Bali was easier.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 10 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]100 ft 70 minutes for the most part
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 5 stars
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 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
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Beginners 2 stars
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Comments Overview of diving Raja Ampat.
If you are taken to good sites, the diving can be good. It was mostly wide angle with lots of fish. Occasionally a dive guide would point out something small. For me, it was usually too small to photograph but still interesting that such tiny animals are able to survive. There were many large schools of fish. The best diving was at Misool, which is a long boat ride from Sorong but well worth it. I suppose it all depends on where the trip director and the boat captain decide to take you.
I was disappointed with the general operation. The boat is old and some things didnt work and others didnt work well. I dont like some of the general policies regarding safety of crew. The food was plentiful but of poor quality in my opinion and that of others on the trip. The rooms are large with lots of cabinets but no hanging closets. The AC worked most of the time. The plumbing had some leaks but otherwise was functional. There was enough camera room and charger space. There was room to store camera equipment in drawers in the camera room/salon. The cabin crew was friendly and helpful. Dive crew took care of equipment well enough. I was not impressed with the dive guides but I only experienced 2 of the three.

Some details:
I was met at the Sorong airport by two nice representatives from the boat. They took me to the transport boat and on the Siren I was told I could wait in the dining area. I was the first one there was offered a juice. The second couple who arrived I noticed was offered cold towels, not me. Few more people arrived. Finally I asked if I could go to my room and change out of the dirty clothes Id been wearing for 2 days. I Also showered off the two days of sweat and changed into a sarong.
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