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Dive Review of Oceanic in

Oceanic: "Newly operated live-aboard in Komodo", Sep, 2017,

by Toshihisa Tsunoda , Tokyo, JP (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9932.

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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 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Oceanic is a new live-aboard stated operation from this year. We are anxious about education of crew, however they have a lot of experience in their sister boat Ondina. This one way trip took us from Labuahanbajo to Maumere, to dive sites around several islands Komodo, Rinca, Palu and Kodia in Flores.
The diving was great especially some well- known dive sites such as Batu Bolong, Castle Rock and Crystal Rock in Komodo. There were schools of fish: giant and blue fin trevally, rainbow runner, anthias, butterflyfish, yellow ribbon sweetlips, two-striped sweetlips yellow surgeon fish, several humpback wrasses, and, a few sharks and mantas.
Coral is very healthy. We did 1 manta dive, but no manta at Makasser Reef. Instead of manta reef, we could encounter 2 mantas in famous site Shot Gun. Due to strong currents, mantas could not go forward in the channel. So we stay with manta as long as we could manage the strong current. The dive guide are always behind the group. When your reef hook loosened, the guide caught us. One dive guide for 3 or 4 divers. We booked the Oceanic next year accordingly.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving PNG, Solomon, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, Phlippine, GBR, Tonga, Idonesia, Maldive, Thai, Red Sea, Grand Cayman, Sipadan, Okinawa, Izu
Closest Airport Labuanbajo Getting There Bali or Jakarta to Labuanbajo

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 26-28°C / 79-82°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-30 M / 66-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions depth limit and time.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Good dry camera room next to the salon. Plactical room plan for divers.
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