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Dive Review of Seahorse/Booking agent was City Seahorse in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Seahorse/Booking agent was City Seahorse: "Raja Ampat on the Seahorse", Feb, 2016,

by Ms. Joann Mead, OH, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9178.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We were suppose to go north to Dampier Strait before going south to Misool but the weather north was bad, so we did all of our diving around Misool. The diving was great but similar. We did encounter some current on most dives although we tried to stay out of it the best we could. Had to abort one dive half way through because of the up/down current. The dive masters were very good at pointing out the small stuff, especially the pigmy seahorses and the nudibranchs. One could stick with them or not. They kept tabs on you. The crew was very attentive to the guests and provided water and warm towels upon the return from the dive.

The Seahorse is ready for some upgrades as it was looking a little worn. The owner was on board and is planning to build a new boat. This will give him the opportunity to take this one out of service and refurbish it.

The food was OK. We were out for 12 days without resupply. They did a good job keeping the fresh stuff but it ran out towards the end. One got a choice for breakfast but not the rest of the meals. They were all served, not buffet.
Websites Seahorse   Booking agent was City Seahorse

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Palau, Costa Rica, Galapagos, Fiji
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There We flew from Bali which required us to stay overnight in Makassar. Most flights to Sorong require one to go through Makassar. Airline is Garuda Indonesia.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Most people dove their own profile. There were suggested depths which we tried to adhere to. The skiff drivers were good at getting people quickly or letting one know they saw you.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There was not much in the way of a camera room or facilities for photographers. One handled your own equipment. Luckily there were only a few photographers so there wasn't an issue. The room was warm so things did dry quickly. However, I took a lot of videos so the subject matter was great.
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By Jeff Moore in FL, US at Apr 30, 2017 18:46 EST  
I'm going in December on Seahorse.Did they serve desserts?Or should I go to a bakery prior to departure?Any helpful hints would be appreciated. Thanks, Jeff Moore
By report author: Ms. Joann Mead in OH, US at May 01, 2017 11:46 EST  
Yes, we had desserts. Don't remember too much about them except for crepes (or maybe that was breakfast). Do remember that there was ample food as I asked for half portions at many meals plus there were snacks between dives. Do remember we had fruit frequently until the end when it ran out.
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