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Dive Review of Misool Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Misool Eco Resort: "Healthy reefs and abundant fish life", Feb, 2020,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 60 reports with 25 Helpful votes). Report 11440.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 2 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 3 stars
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Comments My wife, I, and my dive buddy spent 12 days at Misool Eco Resort in early February as participants in Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock’s “retirement” trip. Misool is an amazing place and a tribute to what can be done in the middle of nowhere when people don’t know what they can’t do. One evening we were treated to a talk about how Andy, Marit, their partners, and staff built the resort from nothing; including cutting lumber from salvaged trees that had washed up on islands in the area. They have leased a large area of the surrounding ocean and established a no-take marine reserve, where the biomass continues to increase, and engaged members of the local community to serve as rangers to ensure that there is no fishing in the reserve. I first visited the area 10 years ago on a liveaboard and have been there a number of times since then. I can testify that the fish life has increased and the reefs are healthier. The only downside, if it is a downside, is that 10 years ago we never saw another liveaboard the whole trip, now the resor ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Misool Eco Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Fiji, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Bali, Banda Sea, Ambon), Philippines, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Fly to Jakarta, take the Garuda after midnight flight to Sorong, and take the resort shuttle boat for 4 hours to Misool.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 83-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour dive times, come back with some air in your tank.
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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Spacious camera room with lights and outlets at each place. Dive guides carried cameras to/from the boat and put them in the rinse tank next to t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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