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    Raja Ampat

    Does any one have any recent experiences diving Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

    I think of doing a liveaborad there late 2012 and was looking for recommendations or for that matter things to avoid. I'd like a rebreather friendly liveabord.

    Any and all thoughts are welcome.

    Thanks

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    Hi,

    Not sure if there is a rebreather friendly vessel in RA...one would think there would be considering there are a lot of boats going there now...but if you have no luck and still want a rebreather friendly boat, mine in PNG is! We have sorb, cylinders for hire and O2 booster pumps. I have 4 KISS units available for rent too.

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    Re: Raja Ampat

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingray  View Original Post
    Hi,

    Not sure if there is a rebreather friendly vessel in RA...one would think there would be considering there are a lot of boats going there now...but if you have no luck and still want a rebreather friendly boat, mine in PNG is! We have sorb, cylinders for hire and O2 booster pumps. I have 4 KISS units available for rent too.
    Where are you based?

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    Re: Raja Ampat

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingray  View Original Post
    Hi,

    Not sure if there is a rebreather friendly vessel in RA...one would think there would be considering there are a lot of boats going there now...but if you have no luck and still want a rebreather friendly boat, mine in PNG is! We have sorb, cylinders for hire and O2 booster pumps. I have 4 KISS units available for rent too.
    Hi,

    What type of cylinders do you have for hire?

    Steel/Aluminium?
    Valve type - Inspo/modular?
    Capacity - 2L/3L?

    bcdiverdennis - Sorry for the hijack.


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    Re: Raja Ampat

    I have 1.5 ltr, 3 ltr and 4 ltr both steel and al tanks, the steel ones were for Inspiration but I am not sure what condition they are in. My vessel is heading to Australia for her annual refit and will have all the tanks tested there. Other valve types are the standard Thermo valves.

    Hope that helps.

    Craig.

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    Re: Raja Ampat

    Rob at Max Ammer's in Kri Island uses an Insperation and that's where the best diving is!.

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    Re: Raja Ampat

    From my understanding there is no vessel equipped for rebreathers in Papua. Beyond scuba which is based in Bali can organize things for you with several different boats, but I don't know whether they do this for individuals or full charters only.
    Otherwise you can also check with Blue Marlin. They have a liveaboard going to Komodo from Trawangan.
    I agree with John Cape Kri is some of the best diving, but missing out on Misool is also a pity...

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    Re: Raja Ampat

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedrics  View Original Post
    From my understanding there is no vessel equipped for rebreathers in Papua. Beyond scuba which is based in Bali can organize things for you with several different boats, but I don't know whether they do this for individuals or full charters only.
    Otherwise you can also check with Blue Marlin. They have a liveaboard going to Komodo from Trawangan.
    I agree with John Cape Kri is some of the best diving, but missing out on Misool is also a pity...
    Try black manta live aboard , I just dived past 2 weekends on their sister ship white manta and was rebreather friendly, just had to bring my own sorb, tanks,
    Black Manta liveaboard - Similan islands, Komodo and Raja Ampat.

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    Re: Raja Ampat

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingray  View Original Post
    I have 1.5 ltr, 3 ltr and 4 ltr both steel and al tanks, the steel ones were for Inspiration but I am not sure what condition they are in. My vessel is heading to Australia for her annual refit and will have all the tanks tested there. Other valve types are the standard Thermo valves.

    Hope that helps.

    Craig.
    I can vouch for Craig and his boat! Top notch operation! Just trying to figure out when I am coming back bringing my rEvo

    Claudia

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    Re: Raja Ampat

    Hi there,
    our boats the Indo Siren and the Mandarin Siren are rebreather friendly. We have from middle to end of 2012 onwards Poseidon rebreathers onboard. But we can also can handle other rebreathers. We just need to know what you need and than we have other than pre packed sorb on board. Oxygen is not a problem, we also have a booster pump on each vessel. We will be in Raja Ampat after our Komodo season.

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