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Dive Review of Misool Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Misool Eco Resort: "expensive sights in Raja Ampat", Oct, 2014,

by George S. Irwin, M.D., IL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8007 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We were promised a meet and welcome at the Sorong Airport. No one showed and trying to then make arrangements to gather our things and get to the hotel for overnight was a major problem. The trip to the resort is long and can be rough depending on sea conditions. And the charge for the boat transfer is an added charge. The diving is good but our guide was far from excellent. We did Raja4Divers last year and the dive guides were all tops. And some of the guides at Misool were good as well but we did not have a good experience. The resort is expensive and given the remote location I can understand the difficulty of maintaining a great resort at such a distance from a major city. But the price seemed high for the experience and the diving is really no better than what is available in the north of Raja Ampat for a shorter boat ride and a less steep price. We would return to many of the spots we have visited in Indonesia in the past - we would not return to Misool.
Websites Misool Eco Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Philippines, Australia, Thailand, Caribbean, Central America
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Fly to Bali or Jakarta, connect to flight to Sorong, then boat transport to resort

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions follow the guide and do not stray
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or Mantas 1 or
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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By Valera Sakhnenko in ON, CA at Oct 25, 2016 20:35 EST  
Hi George, Thank you for the report and useful information. What resorts would you recommend north of Raja Ampat?
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