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Dive Review of Two Fish Divers (land based) & Dive Komodo (liveab in
Indonesia/Amed, Lembongan, Komodo

Two Fish Divers (land based) & Dive Komodo (liveab: "Komodo diving is not to be missed - and Lembongan great too", Aug, 2019,

by SHARA NEIDELL, PA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 11179 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Komodo diving is truly amazing! Really hard to put into words - there's all the little stuff you could dream of (particularly when doing night dives), plus schools of colorful reef fish (some similar to the Caribbean just more of them and different colors), loads of turtles and big stuff! And the Dive Komodo staff were amazing! The boat is showing some age but with only five divers and two snorkelers onboard (it only takes 8 maximum), there was plenty of room. A few of us elected to sleep on the main deck and beds were made up for us on the cushions. It was extremely comfortable. Our dive guide - and head of the whole trip - Reeyan (spelling?) was incredible. He let us do our thing but definitely had safety first - and was keeping a close watch on us without letting us know. He also picked out sites that varied so we felt like we got a good mix of what Komodo has to offer. And we did do the trek to see the dragons on the last day. The food was decent - not great but it worked and there was plenty of it. And the staff went out of their way to make sure that everyone had what they needed. We had two groups of divers - one advanced and one beginner - she wound up with her own dive guide. Truly could not have been a better trip! Oh - one thing, lots of down time on the liveaboard - which was great, as the scenery is spectacular! That being the case, though best to bring a sunshirt and a sweatshirt. Also note that there is current in Komodo!

Lembongan also a great dive area - and Two Fish did an amazing job - even with full boats. Our dive guide, Axel, was professional and fun - and dead serious about keeping us safe. We had some incredible dives there - and did manage to see a mola mola - though that dive was a bit odd as it was truly just diving deep to try to see the mola mola. The manta site was fun as well - we went off the side away from the feeding station and had a few of them nearly to ourselves. Would have been nice to do both though - see the feeding station and also get out of there and watch them just circling. Also, that site was much colder than elsewhere - so some warning would have been nice! Otherwise - great reefs and fish life - and again loads of turtles!

We elected to stay on the beach at Made Inn rather than on the interior at Two Fish - and it was a good decision. The two upstairs rooms have wonderful views and the infinity pool overlooks the beach as well. We literally watched locals bring in fish catch and sell it... Of course, we did have lunch post dive and hang out a bit at Two Fish and it's nice enough, just not right on the water.

Of the three locations, Amed was the least spectacular. The house reef/ muck diving right off of Two Fish Resort is nice - with loads of little stuff. And the boat dives we did were good, including the wreck. Our dive guide there and the rest of the staff just wasn't quite up to snuff compared to Lembongan and Komodo.

All in all a great trip - will definitely return to Komodo - and I'd be happy to go out with Dive Komodo again!

Websites Two Fish Divers (land based) & Dive Komodo (l...   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Mostly Caribbean, some Asia
Closest Airport Denpasar, Labuan Bajo Getting There Definitely not easily; we flew Qatar, changing in Doha and then did a good amount of internal travel, boat rides to and from Lembongan and flights to Labuan Bajo were extremely difficult to find and to book as we wanted to fly in the morning that the liveaboard left

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 72-78°F / 22-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Typically one hour limits though we were never really pushed for that
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments As I prefer to simply look and watch, I don't pay too much attention to the offerings for UWPs...
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