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Dive Review of Misool Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Misool Eco Resort: "Outstanding Experience", Oct, 2019,

by David Insley, FL, US ( 1 report). Report 11216.

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View from overlook Dive Center Our Villa Blue spotted stingray Blue starfish
Giant Clam Closed Clown fish Nudibranch Mandarin fish Wobbegong shark
Mobula rays Oceanic Manta Ray

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 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I recently returned from a couple week dive trip to the magical region of Raja Ampat Indonesia. Raja Ampat is referred to as the seat of the coral triangle. The sights, smells and sounds of the region completely engaged every sense. The warm hospitality and caring of the Indonesian people are genuine and are missed in many locales on the globe today.

Our temporary home for this experience was the Misool Resort on the island of Batbitim. Only fourteen years ago, Batbitim island was the sight of a recently abandoned shark finning camp (note 100 million shark ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Misool Eco Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys, Roatan Honduras, Belize, Cozumel Mexico, Grand Cayman, Grand Turk, South Bimini Bahamas, Cayman Brac, Aruba, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, Hawaii, Saba, St. Maarten, Utila, Bonaire and Indonesia.
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Long duration flights from the US to Jakarta. Indonesian airline Garuda from Jakarta to Sorong. No delays or issues. Four hour boat ride from Sorong to Misool. Misool constructed its own luxury transport boat. Very comftorable.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 81-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute dive times in order to maintain the daily dive schedule.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools 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 Camera Room in Dive Center. Individual stations that are well equipped with power outlets and lighting. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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