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Dive Review of Tambora in
Indonesia/eastern banda & triton bay

Tambora, Oct, 2012,

by jean miller, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6776 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving cocos, galapagos, png, australia, sea of cortez
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments very small camera room

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was my first--and last time on the Tambora. I'll start with what was good: They had great skiffs, best I've ever seen. The boat guy was helpful, but often there was just one guy, and he had way too much to do. The crew was helpful, but they didn't speak much English which made it hard to communicate. The owner of the boat was aboard, but he seldom dived with us. The two dive directors, Peter and Cristine were less than good. Cristine was better than Peter. She actually counted the divers following her. Peter failed to keep track of us at all, even on the night dives. We were all experienced divers which was good as we had to look out for ourselves most of the time.This boat is the only boat I've come across with rinse tanks down a flight of very slippery stairs. I found out how slippery they were when I fell.
I give this boat a solid thumbs down.
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