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Dive Review of Misool Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Misool Eco Resort: "Phenomenal Diving", Mar, 2018,

by Henry Zenzie, MA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10772 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Palau, Yap, Bali, Sipadan, Florida, Little Cayman, Bimini, Jamaica, Bonaire, New England, Roatan
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Boston to Hong Kong to Jakarta to Makassar to Sorong. Boat ride from Sorong to Misool.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute bottom time
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Camera storage area in the dive center was well-lit and spacious. No dedicated camera storage on the boat. Buy the best underwater camera you can afford before you go! ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments My wife and I visited Misool in March 2018 and stayed in a water cottage on the lagoon for 12 nights. The resort is located in the private 300,000 acre Misool Marine Reserve, and there are 60+ dive sites within the Reserve. The Reserve is patrolled by 15 local rangers; strict enforcement of the Reserve rules is clearly working, as evidenced by the 250% increase in biomass over the last 6 years.

The resort is very well run and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They have excellent plumbing and plenty of hot water for showers. Electricity is consistent: it would only go off for a few seconds twice a day as they swapped generators. Food was excellent, varied, and plentiful. The water cottage was nic ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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