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Dive Review of Papua Diving/Sorido Bay in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Papua Diving/Sorido Bay: "Sorido Bay delivers again", Sep, 2023,

by Laurie McNeill Lee, CO, US ( 2 reports). Report 12795.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This was our 2nd time at Sorido Bay & found reefs & fish quantities still staggering. The boat dives avg 10 minute away, mostly drift dives w mild current tho as experienced divers they took us on some fabulous "Peter Pan" dives, DM ratio 1:2 or 3 (& boat!) & tailor your dives to skill level.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Indonesia x 6, Thailand 3, Bonaire 9 times, Caymans 3, Cozumel 4, Socorro's, Grenadines, Tobago, Baja/Sea of Cortez, Galapagos, Mozambique, So. Africa, Hawaii, New Zealand, Great Barrier/ Coral Sea, Oman
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Flew thru Ujang Padang/ Makassar to avoid night flight. The Aston hotel in Sorong is much better than the Swissbel

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 86-90°F / 30-32°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions In beginning 60 minutes, but later DM let us stay longer up to 75 minutes Nitrox/shallow dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments DM provided fresh water bucket for cameras on boat when asked. Separate onshore tub for cameras & computers.
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