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Dive Review of Mermaid Liveaboards in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Mermaid Liveaboards, Feb, 2013,

by David George, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 7308.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Bonaire, BVI, Little Cayman, Roatan, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Diving restrictions were good and justifiable given wide range of diving conditions. There was plenty of freedom but the stated limits were justifiable. We had no problems with depths as we don't like to dive deep and options were always allowed so that we could stay more shallow than others.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Facilities for care of cameras were fine. Staff supported and helped with cameras very much. ... 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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Have not had much liveaboard experience so didn't have many expectations. The whole trip was nice and the diving was more than we old folks could take advantage of. Be sure to come prepared with a reef hook as the highlight of the trip was a couple of encounters with mantas where the only ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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