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Dive Review of Insider Divers / MSV AMIRA in

Insider Divers / MSV AMIRA : "Komodo Liveaboard - Amazing & ill", Aug, 2023,

by Ellen Marie Smith, MN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 12797.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Immediately following a photo workshop with Insider Divers, we took the Indsider Diver's add-on trip to the Komodo National Park with a one-day layover in Bali. Our boat was the MV Amira Liveaboard' and a beautiful princess she was! The boat is one of the best laid-out ships Ive been on. It has three engines (excellent redundancy) plus the sails they put up for the ship photo. The cabins were spacious (we had an upper deck front), and there was a large lounge, indoor & outdoor seating for meals, and more. The camera accommodations were roomy and the dive deck was spacious. The crew far outnumbered the guests and seemed to always be working to make the trip as smooth and easy as possible. The food was excellent and there were options for those with sp ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Insider Divers   MSV AMIRA

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea (North and South), Galapagos, Hawaii, Caribbean most places, California (Catalina), False Bay (South Africa), Cocos Island, Socorro Islands, Baia & Ustica (Italy), Yap, Palau, & Truk, Thailand(Surin Islands), Indonesia (Raja Ampat, Komodo & Lembeh).
Closest Airport Labuan Bajo Getting There Denpasar (Bali)
(DPS)Despasar (Bali) to Labuan Bajo on Batik Air (Lion Air is better if you can get the times to work)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 73-82°F / 23-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75-150 Ft/ 23-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives were kept to an hour and groups generally stayed together, with those who needed to surface allowed to do so in buddy groups.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Great camera area with stations for charging. Large rinse tanks. Cameras are handled with care by staff on and off boats. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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