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Dive Review of Misool Eco Resort in
Indonesia/South Raja Ampat

Misool Eco Resort: "A week at Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat", Feb, 2016,

by Mario Mizrahi, Mex, MEXICO (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 8831 has 4 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 N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I visited there with a group of 20 mostly very experienced divers from Mexico City. We took a 4 hour fast boat ride from Sorong to Misool Eco Resort (MER). Upon arrival we were shown the facilities (dive center, restaurant, rooms, etc.) and were offered immediately a first checkup dive at the House Reef. The resort is beautifully kept; rooms are very nice and spacious (especially the Villas). There's A/C and fans in all of them. Most are over water and there are 7 Villas with a private beach. You'll need a good Insect Repellent.
They have established a No Take Zone (NTZ) in what once was a shark finning area and work with the Indonesian Government to ban shark and manta fishing there and everywhere.
There are a couple of dive sites, Magic Mountain and Nudy Rock, which are like Disneyland and all other places have fantastic corals and we saw Pacific and Reef Mantas, Blacktip, Grey Reef and White Tip Sharks, Wobbegongs, Octopus, Barracuda, Napoleon Wrasses, Spanish Mackerel, Lionfishes, Pigmy Seahorses, Harlequin Shrimps, Orang Utan Crabs, Squid, Lobsters, Pipefishes, Turtles, Batfishes, Bumphead Parrotfishes, Scorpionfishes. At Cafe D'Break nightdive Walking Sharks and Cuttlefishes.
Food and service are great. Everyone smiles and attends to your every wish. They have lots of very good non diving activities which we intend to do on our next trip there.
I especially commend them on their efforts to protect and keep the NTZ and educate locals and Government Officials on the treasure they have in their Ocean Environment. Hats off to them and we´re definitely returning for a 12 night stay asap.
Websites Misool Eco Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cocos, Galapagos, Tahiti, Komodo, Cozumel, Socorro, Guadalupe, Sardine Run in South Africa, Sea of Cortes, Roatan, Bahamas, PNG, Raja Ampat, Wakatobi, etc.
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There From Jakarta or Denpasar (Bali) via Makassar

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 29-30°C / 84-86°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-30 M / 66-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes max dive time
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 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Ample spaces and lots of AC contacts for charging your batteries (they provide adaptors).
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Subscriber's Comments

By report author: Mario Mizrahi in Mex, MEXICO at Feb 22, 2016 14:36 EST  
I forgot to rate the overall photography UWP's (sorry) and I give it a 5 Star rating. Thanks, Mario Mizrahi
By Valera Sakhnenko in ON, CA at Oct 25, 2016 20:26 EST  
Many thanks for your report. I am planning to go to Misool Eco Resort in a year and all I for is very useful. As my wife is not a diver (but a snorkeler), I am concerned that it could be boring to her. Could you please offer any comments regarding non-diving activities?
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