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Dive Review of Pelagian in
Indonesia/Komodo Park

Pelagian, Mar, 2007,

by Daniel O. Benson, OR, United States (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 3307.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Papua New Guinea, Sipidan Borneo, Cuba, Hawaii, Belize, California Coast, Caymans, Bonaire, Florida Keyes, Cozumel, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Back up at 70 minutes
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There was a shortage of charging outlets, but we soon sorted that out once we realized that our chargers worked on 220V which was supplied in our room.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The weather is purported to be rainey, etc. in March. However, we found March to be an ideal time to go. The rainey season was ending and the hills were a spectacular green! The little rain we encountered did nothing to spoil our dives.
Wakatobi has been rumored to be run by "enviro-nazis" so I was pleasantly surprised by the more pragamatic attitude of the Pelagian staff. (Don't misunderstand . . . trashing the environment was not allowed, but they weren't overbearing about it).
Cabins 4 and 6 are VERY SMALL. Cabins 3 and 5 have room for 3 comfortably. Cabin 2 is VERY Spacious, as is cabin 1. The electric generator is up front, so cabin 2 is quietest.
It's hard to find any fault with this well run operation.
Fresh cookies or bread and hot towels awaited us after every dive.
Bring ear drops. I missed two days of diving from an external ear infection.
The great staff may be willing to launder your clothes.
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