Your Perfect Match

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Empress Liveaboardhttps://media.divebooker.com/media/images/h128/1491984713a388a54acb77f5f39c3dedabcc5c72d4.jpgEmpress LiveaboardScuba Froggy, 3 reviews
6

Great value boat and amazing diving

I chose this liveaboard because it went all the way down to south raja ampat (misool) and was the best value for the money.
Boat: Enough space for the 10 guests. Facilities were clean and the AC in the rooms worked. I wish there was more shaded area on the boat to relax... the sundeck can become unbearably hot. The boat still has some issue with the exhaust fumes. It can be annoying while eating or coming up on the boat.
Crew: good crew, not much to say about it which is a positive thing. The only thing I found odd is that one of the crew member was playing with my gopro when he thought I was in the water. I was on the sundeck and came down for water and saw him handle my gopro and he pressed a few buttons and took videos and photos by accident. Thankfully, he did not delete any videos or change the settings.
Food: exceptional! They have an espresso machine which was a blessing. They charge 2 dollars per soft drink which I thought was high...
Gear rental: I thought the rental prices were a little steep... gear was just ok.
Diving sites: exceptional, especially misool. We were coming out of full moon as we hit raja ampat central and the currents were a tad too strong and the manta did not come out. Wish they would add an afternoon dive before the hike and excursions... it doesn’t require much effort and we all felt frustrated only having 2 dives per day on the days that had the excursions.
Divemasters: However dive plans from the cruise director were never followed (we all made a joke about it during the trip). All of that was fun and games until someone got caught in down current and dragged below a 100ft without any air. She was on the secondary of someone who was not her dive buddy. Towards the end of the trip, we kinda lost faith in the ability of the divemasters to know the dive sites and able to lead the group safely. The directions underwater were unacceptably non existent and it kinda ended up being all 5 of us (the group) leading the dive and relying on each other and planned our dives separately to avoid an accident.
In a nutshell, the boat is good enough for a value liveaboard, but the guidance and safety underwater is questionable. I would definitely go with a more reputable boat and with a more experienced and considerate divemaster.
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2018-12-03
Empress Liveaboardhttps://media.divebooker.com/media/images/h128/1491984713a388a54acb77f5f39c3dedabcc5c72d4.jpgEmpress LiveaboardScuba Froggy, 3 reviews
8.75

Almost perfect

Perfect liveaboard experience. Safety and fun all days/night long. I can consider to make another liveaboard divebooker.
The only inconvenient : I will not pay anymore surcharge for specific alimentation food. For the record, I need lactose and diary free food, and I was charged 5% more (after negociation, at start it was 10%), because I was supposed to have "differents and specific meals for" me. I did have exactly the same things than the others. So I paid more, for same... I'm disapointed only about this point.
Next time I book a liveaboard with DiveBooker, I won't pay any charge for alimentation.
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2018-08-18

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