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Dive Review of Seven Seas in
Indonesia/South of Flores

Seven Seas: "Flores to Alor: Perfect diving!", Sep, 2016,

by Diane, CA, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9497 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving California, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Maldives, Truc, Yap, Palau, Thailand, all over Indonesia
Closest Airport Maumere Getting There Get to Bali,fly to Marmere

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 68 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions An hour, generally
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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East of Flores dive trip on the Seven Seas dive boat, September 2016


Boarded the Seven Seas with 7 other divers, and a crew of about 20. The boat is very good, not the fanciest, or the most luxurious we have ever been on, but much more than adequate. The whole trip was fantastic. The dive deck set up could be improved in some ways, but the skiffs are staged, so not everyone was there all at once. All diving was off the skiffs. No warm showers on the dive deck (wan).

Our room, one of the larger ones, I think, was small (about 10' X 12') and minimal, but okay. The bed was at least 3-1/2 feet off the floor, accessible only from one side and the foot. There was a small stool/bench to use to get into bed. That meant that if the person on the "wall side" got up he (in our case) had to crawl over the other (me) to get out of bed and back in again. So everybody was awakened. The teensy bathroom was not air conditioned and was open to the outside through vents. So the bathroom was always quite hot. Since the shower was in the same very small space, with no separate enclosure or curtain, the bathroom was very wet all the time. Think puddles on the floor. I came to appreciate it, since I am usually cold after diving, and appreciated the "heated bathroom" when I showered after a dive. But getting up at night and walking into puddles of water was very yucky indeed. I began wearing Sherm's closed toe shoes into the bathroom at night, and rolling up my pajama bottoms so they didn't get wet.

The skiffs do not have sun protection, and you get in fully geared up, then sit in the sun, wearing wetsuits, hoods, gloves and tanks until everyone is loaded and ready to backroll into the ocean. Fortunately, no skiff journey was over 10 minutes. My shoulder problems made gearing up with a tank painful, and the crew went out of their way to assist me in getting my tank on and ready for the backroll into the ocean.

On the first day, we saw a lot of Orangutan crabs hiding in bubble coral, clown triggerfish, a large shark, a huge turtle, lots of schools of fish, and very healthy reefs. The area is in very, very good shape, but there is a fair amount of trash floating around in some places near humanity.

The second day of diving was even better, with healthy, perfect, colorful reefs and huge schools of fish.

The third day was completely spectacular, on a par with the best diving we have had anywhere. Everything was covered in the most intense colors of sponge and coral; orange, vibrant greens, deep burgundy red, bright yellow, ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Gregory Bruce in CA, US at Mar 04, 2017 19:26 EST  
Great dive trip report! Thanks for all of the detail.
By Diane in CA, US at Mar 04, 2017 19:47 EST  
Thanks! Going back this fall. Off to Lemberg soon.
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