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Dive Review of Jaya Scuba Republic in
Indonesia/Komodo National Park

Jaya Scuba Republic : "Great diving and good value liveaboard", Aug, 2018,

by Michael A Replogle, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10428 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Had a great trip with this operation and would dive with them again despite one major glitch. More than adequate boat, though better for younger divers than older divers due to lots of steep stairs to get between guest cabin and kitchen, dive deck, and bathrooms.

We had one dive guide for each of two guests as boat was only half full on trip. Excellent service and teamwork on boat.

Only downside was poor communication between PADI Travel and operator. We were instructed by PADI Travel to check in with the operator at 10am on day of departure. Boat operator had our phone numbers and email but didn't contact us or give us any specific instructions on check in procedures, so we literally missed the boat by 3 hours after traveling half-way around the world and arriving the day before. Dive operator worked out a way for us to catch up by departing on another boat (thanks Wicked Divers!) and meeting up in the evening, so we missed just 2 dives.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Galapagos, Philippines, Indonesia, California, Maldives, Florida, Palau
Closest Airport Luban Bajo Getting There New York to Taipai and Taipei to Denpasar on EVA Air (overnight layover), Garuda to Luban Bajo (overnight layover)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge
Water Temp 26-27°C / 79-81°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes or 50 bar/500 psi, good environmental practices
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Dedicated camera rinse bin. Adequate electricity for charging.
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