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Dive Review of WAOW Charters in
Indonesia

WAOW Charters: "Banda Sea Discovery Tour on WAOW Liveaboard", Apr, 2017,

by C Leroy Anderson, UT, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9846 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Wonderful dive operator. The boat did not fill for the trip, so I got a private room for no extra cost even though I originally booked to share my room. Extra large tank available for me as I use air fast. Food and company very good. The boat itself is huge for a dive livaboard and is a step above in terms of a rather luxurious dive cruising environment. I had some trouble with my camera housing and the staff mechanic fixed it up better than when it was new. Video of trip provided using cinema quality equipment. Videographer on staff absolutely the best I have ever seen on a dive boat. Talented and thoughtful crew. The highlight of the trip was our brief stay at Gunung Api where all the sea snakes make for some great dives. Gunning Api is otherwise very pristine and one of the best locations for diving I have seen in Indonesia. I wish we could have spent a week there. Did some great muck diving in Ambon and near Wakatobi. Some sites with quite pretty shallow water corals. Some of our divers were lucky enough to see a sunfish while going to one dive site. Very nice and rewarding cruise. Highly recommended.
Websites WAOW Charters   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Everywhere
Closest Airport Ambon Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-120 Ft/ 15-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come up with 500psi encouraged.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 Dedicated rinse tanks, camera tables, camera room for preparation of cameras on boat, excellent camera housing repair available on boat. Best setup for underwater photographers of any live aboard I have seen.
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