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Damai I (Dive Damai Liveaboard)

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The Damai 2 is a modified phinisi schooner plying the waters if Indonesia. Our time on the Damai was inclusive of the Raja Ampats and Cenderwashi Bay. On arrival in Nabire we wer met by the staff and driven to the boat.
We were shown to our stateroom that was bigger than most luxurious hotels. Large bedroom, huge comfortable bed, separate shower and bathroom, lanai with two lounges and a large TV to view our own videos/photographs or videos of our choice.
The camera room was spacious with individual work tables that included electrical outlets 110/220, light source and ample closed locker space under the workstations.
Equipment: Damai is one of the few operators who can supply all your diving gear needs. This is a great advantage to save weight charges on the local airlines.
Dive guides: All experienced critter spotters...welcomed if you are looking for maco shots like I do.
Dive groups: The boat can accommodate 14 divers. Groups are divided up so there is never more than four in a group.
Dive deck: Each diver has their individual station that includes a wash tank for your camera. Your assigned dive guide lays out your gear prior to the dive and upon return washes everything and hangs it to dry/await the next dive. Tanks are filled at your dive station.
Dive boats: Your gear will be loaded by the dive guides unless you prefer to carry it yourself. Upon returning from the dive you are met by the crew, handed a hot towel and a glass of water.
Food: Each morning a menu is laid out for each guest. You choose what you want (the menu is limited, but adequate) Wine is served at dinner. If you want other liquor you are welcome to bring it.
Writing about diving the Cenderwashi with the whale sharks and diving the Raja Ampats would take volumes, but for an enjoyable experience I highly recommend the Damai 2 or its sister boat Damai.

Visited on 08/2012 - Submitted on 02/27/2014
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