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Dive Review of Maluku Explorer, formerly MV Liburan in
Indonesia/Halmahera

Maluku Explorer, formerly MV Liburan: "Good Liveaboard, Great Uncrowded Diving", Oct, 2018,

by Lisa C. Evans, CO, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10563.

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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 4 stars
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Comments Second time on this boat, with a slightly different itinerary this time. We were the only liveaboard we saw in 8 days of diving. Where the corals are healthy, they are generally great, with huge sponges and sea fans. However, this time we encountered several spots at the end of dives that had been ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving GBR, Philippines x 5, Raja Ampat x 3, Komodo, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Lembeh, Caribbean, Bali, Palau, Yap, Red Sea, Maldives, Ambon, Sulawesi, etc
Closest Airport Ternate Getting There You can fly on domestic airlines from Jakarta to Ternate via Makassar.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Generally stayed with DM/groups, though they let those of us who don't use much air stay down on our own after we showed we were competent. Then we were also able to go off on our own on dive sites that warranted it.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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