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Dive Review of Misool Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Misool Eco Resort, Feb, 2013,

by Claire E Ogden, MB, CA ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7051 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Excellent diving, very healthy reefs, numerous large schools of fish and the occasional shark in an extensive no-take area. (Snorkelers saw a school of bumphead parrotfish numbering between 80-100 individuals.) Our dive guide was great.
The owner, a true visionary, deserves kudos for having been instrumental in getting the Indonesian government to designate Raja Ampat as a shark and marine sanctuary, and has done a great deal to support the local communities.
Negatives were: 1)Nitrox system has apparently been functional only off and on since September 2012, and was down for most of our visit.
2) Food was mediocre at best, although breakfasts were reliably good. 3) Cost was extremely high. 4) More attention needs to be paid to maintenance of the accommodations, boats and motors.
Websites Misool Eco Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Roatan, British Columbia, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Sea of Cortez, St. Lucia, Belize, Palau, Turks & Caicos, Dominica, Fiji, Cozumel, Philippines, Utila, Thailand, Wakatobi, Philippines
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp -84°F / -29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility -100 Ft/ -30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments
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