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Four Star LOBs in RA?

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by billt4sf, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Moray

    Moray Nassau Grouper

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    Wow!
     
  2. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Food is supposed to be awesome and never more than 12 divers! Spendy though and that GAIA looks beautiful but again I'll bet it's rates are high side!
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  3. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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    They had a great teacher :p
     
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  4. scorpiofish

    scorpiofish Instructor, Scuba

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    Damai would be 5 star, not 4. All boats have steps to the water, some more than others, but shouldn't be a problem since you aren't really geared up. There a generally stairs to get to you cabin. The metal boats will generally have a shorter walk to the water, e.g. Mermaids, Aggressor, than the Phinisi. The protocol on the Aggressor, formerly Ocean Rover was to gear up and then get in the boat. Another 4-star boat not mentioned is the Seven Seas.

    So, Mike, the Gaia website has no names anywhere. Who might the cruise directors be? J&G? or another couple who recently completed their contract?
     
  5. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

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    For YOU - no problem. But I will decide what is and is not a problem for me, thank you!

    - Bill
     
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  6. AlMitch

    AlMitch Manta Ray

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    There is also the Indo Siren. But they too are booked up pretty fast.
     
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  7. octopuppy

    octopuppy Regular of the Pub

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    I would rate Seven Seas a 3 minus. Not very well run. Not an easy in/out into dive boats. You have to negotiate around staff, rinse hoses on deck.
     
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  8. octopuppy

    octopuppy Regular of the Pub

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    Love the Dewi. Here's a photo of the stairs to the top deck, which is to lounge chairs.
    Dewi Stairs.jpg
     
  9. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

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    Octopuppy, thanks for your ratings!

    Personally, I am most interested in the stairs from the dive deck to the tenders, how many and how well supported with handrails. And how comfortable are the tenders to put one's gear on. I need to put the gear on from the exact place that I backroll.

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  10. ukdave0

    ukdave0 Nassau Grouper

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    . And how comfortable are the tenders to put one's gear on. I need to put the gear on from the exact place that I backroll.

    Thanks,

    Bill[/QUOTE]

    Then you should add into your decision mix rib's versus metal tenders such as this.
    Tambora-liveaboard-Indonesia-dive-tenders.jpg
     
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