A fantastic trip to Komodo
1. Divebooker.com: The Divebooker staff, especially Julia, was the most helpful and most friendly stuff I had the pleasure to deal with for booking the diving trip. The challenge was, that I wanted to book some days (10 days) ahead of the diving boats departure as I had the spontaneous idea to go on board of a diving boat. Julia helped me to sort out the trip itself as well as all the bureaucratic and administrative things around this trip. She appeared flexible and always friendly! Plus the divebooker website is one of the most handy and easy to use websites for booking a divetrip.
A five star experience and I am currently thinking of booking the next trip with divebooker.com.
2. Komodo Dancer/Indo Aggressor: I have been on dive boats before in different parts of the world, but this experience was so far my best. To be honest, the boat needs definitely a refurbishment and some modernization work. (I heard this will be done this summer), but for me this is minor if everything else is coherent.
a) Safety: For me as DM one of the most important things on board of a wooden ship. The cruise director gave safety instructions as well as the guidelines for any case of emergency, and told us where to find Oxygen, and any other emergency related equipment. The equipment was up to date as well as the first aid kit (which is not a standard in countries like Indonesia)
b) Cruise Director, DMs and boat staff: The staff was most helpful, always friendly and always thinking ahead of things that might be needed. The Cruise Director, Rob Morgan-Grenville, never failed to please and to keep the customer happy. He is an absolute underwater enthusiast which keeps him looking for interesting stuff underwater without loosing control of the situation. He appeared always professional and mindful, without loosing his sense of (black) humor. The divemaster were well trained, always friendly and eager to find cool stuff underwater, they also behaved very professional and safety oriented all the time. In generell, I could witness that the crew established some real good processes and procedures to gibe the best experience to their customer with a safety first attitude.
c) Diving on Komodo: Actually no need to tell, but Komodo is one of my favourite spots for diving in the world. It's diverse, it's challenging to dive, it's great landscape and colors, and it's Mantas.
A fantastic experience - Thanks!
- Service 9
- Guiding & Safety 9
- Food & drinks 8
- Cabins & Facilities 7