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Dive Review of Misool Eco Resort/Misool Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Misool Eco Resort/Misool Resort: "Awesome", Apr, 2019,

by Kay Schroer, Templestowe, AU (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10946 has 3 Helpful votes.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments There is nothing not to like about at Misool. Misool is a vast, patrolled, marine protected area and as a result the walls and reefs are covered with healthy hard and soft corals, brilliantly colourful on top of the reef. Reefs are teaming with fish of every colour and size and they are not shy. The dive guides are experienced and great at spotting all the tiny Pygmy Seahorses and more. We had a guide to ourselves.
Dives are offered up to five times per day, nitrox included, dive sites 5-10/15 minutes away, same dive boat, group (6 max) and guides for the duration of the trip.
The resort with its water cottages situated over the lagoon is wonderful. From the deck or dining area you can see turtles, sharks and other fish. Snorkel between dives or skip a dive and snorkel from your deck.
Covered and outdoor dining area is lovely and the food delicious, though donít expect fish. Misool is a no take zone. Staff and guests, approximately 40 that are there for the duration of the trip, were friendly. Several repeat guests present. Resort hopes to expand solar energy sufficiently to switch to electric powered dive boats.
Highlight were the oceanic Manta Rays we watched at Eagle Rock on the last dive, a spectacular finale. Also best night dive Iíve had in a long time.
Websites Misool Eco Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Solomons, Banda Sea, Seychelles, Raja Ampat, Timor Le
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Misool launch from Sorong

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-90 Ft/ 12-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes, notify dive guide at half a tank.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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By GARY in TX, US at Jun 02, 2019 10:45 EST  
Thank You so much for reporting on this area of Indonesia; which I have been drueling over for so many years!!!!
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