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Dive Review of MSY Seahorse in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat (South)

MSY Seahorse: "A Pleasant Voyage To Supplement My Land-Based Stay", May, 2017,

by Eric A Frick, IL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 9642 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Various Caribbean, Mexico, Florida Keys, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Maldives.
Closest Airport Sorong (SOQ) Getting There Chicago (ORD) to Tokyo (NRT) to Jakarta (CGK) to Makassar (UPG) to Sorong (SOQ)!

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive within computer limits. Return with 500 p.s.i.
Liveaboard? yes 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Ample room on a table aboard Seahorse. Dedicated room for charging devices. ... 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 3 stars
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Comments As the boat returning me and my fellow travelers from Misool Eco Resort (see my report on Misool) entered Sorong harbor, my friends were thinking about their upcoming overnight in a local hotel and of beginning their long trek home. I had other plans. After signing up for the Misool trip being offered by my local dive shop, I had enlisted the help of Ultimate Dive Travel (ultimatedivetravel.com) to find out if there might be a live aboard departing Sorong at any time close to the end of my Misool experience. Bingo! MSY Seahorse had a departure scheduled for that very afternoon. Their itinerary (the last Raja Ampat trip for the boat that season) included a bit of overlap with the area I had just left but the convenience of beginning one part of the trip just as the other part was concluding was too good to pass up. All I had to do was make sure the boat departed Misool on time for Sorong and that Seahorse knew that I would be aboard. Sure enough, as we pulled into Sorong harbor, Seahorses tender fell in astern of us and followed us to the dock. My luggage was transferred from one boat to another and I stepped across and waived farewell to my pals. We tied up to Seahorse as they were weighin ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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