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Dive Review of Misool Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Misool Eco Resort: "best diving on earth.", Sep, 2016,

by Robert Anderson, NC, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9209 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 The diving in southern Raja Ampat beats the north for corals, reef fish, and pelagics, especially in the Marine Protected Area that Misool Eco Resort manages. Every dive featured all your standard reef fish, except more and larger: giant groupers, massive congregations of red snappers, schools of jacks and big eye trevallies, giant trevallies, barracuda, oceanic triggerfish, black tip and white tip reef sharks, and hundreds of devil rays hunting the schools of anchovies that blanketed the reefs on half the dives I did. Lots of big grey reef sharks below 30 meters. Oceanic and reef mantas on every dive on Magic Mountain, the MPA's signature dive. Flasher wrasse and mandarins on the house reef as well as guitar sharks on the sand flats. For both wide angle and macro, it's epic diving, on some of the healthiest corals I've seen. As for the resort, I'm shocked they can offer such a high standard of accommodation in such a remote area. Plated meals, great all around, spa services, ideal place for couples and families.
Websites Misool Eco Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Galapagos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Indonesia (Aceh, Bali, Banda Islands, East Kalimantan, Komodo, Lombok, Maluku, North Maluku, North Sulawesi, Papua, etc), Palau, Philippines, Thailand, Truk, etc
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 27-29°C / 81-84°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-25 M / 49-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No gloves- to discourage divers from touching anything.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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