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Dive Review of Komodo Dive Center/Mastro Aldo in
Indonesia/Komodo

Komodo Dive Center/Mastro Aldo: "What an incredible trip!", Mar, 2018,

by Richard Blackburn, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10186 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving USVI, FL, GA, TN, AL, Japan, CA, Mexico (Yucatan), Bahamas, Bonaire, Roatan, Baja California
Closest Airport Labuan Bajo Getting There Flights into Labuan Bajo were easy to find

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time were set by the guides based on divers abilities
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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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 5 stars
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Comments We did some research in choosing a liveaboard in South East Asia while visiting our sister in Singapore. We chose Indonesia as it was close, has an excellent reputation for diving and is below the equator.

After about a month of reading reviews, asking questions on Reddit and Facebook, we settled on a 7 day trip aboard the Mastro Aldo with Komodo Dive Center. One reason was they visit North, Central, and South Komodo Dive sites. And a catamaran is a better option for the seasick prone.

Our welcome by the crew was pleasant and the other guests for the first half of the trip were nice (you ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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