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Dive Review of Komodo Dancer in
Indonesia/Komodo

Komodo Dancer, Oct, 2013,

by Michael J. Millet, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 65 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 7364.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Solomon Islands, PNG, GBR, Vanuatu, Palau, Philippines,
Indonesia, Yap, Kosrae, Truk, Fiji, Socorros, All over the Caribbean.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 74 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco; stay with or in vicinity of dive guide
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments This 10-day trip provided a wide variety of aquatic critters to photograph from mantas to nembrothas. The vessel has a camera table that can accommodate about 5 large camera rigs. There is a larg ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments The port of departure for this trip was Labuan Bajo on Flores Island. I flew over from Bali after diving that island for a week. The Labuan Bajo is undergoing a major expansion that will completed in a year or so. Thereafter, the word is that this airport will be handling international flights from Singapore and Hong Kong eliminating the need to route thru Bali.

Upon arriving on board the Komodo Dancer (actually the Ombak Biru), we learned to our disappointment that nitrox would not be available due to a faulty ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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