Martin Edge UW Photographer
13 Nov 2016
"Without doubt the best dive boat I have ever stepped foot on during the last 25 years of teaching underwater photography! Martin Edge"
Rick and Kathy
30 Oct 2016
"Dear Dewi Nusantara team. We were so delighted to spend our second adventure on this fabulous boat! We are so happy to have returned. The accommodation are spacious and the food is delicious and plentiful, the diving spectacular as ever! The entire dive team, deck staff, engineers, stewards, cooks, literally everyone are wonderful. Many thanks to the boat drivers for always keeping an eye on me as the only snorkeler on board! Raja Ampat and the Dewi rock! Thanks a million"
Meg Sutherland-Smith and Harry Smith
01 Jul 2016
"Another fantastic voyage on the Dewi! Taking home many memories of critters under the sea. Hope to join a trip again sometime! Wishing all the Dewi crew many more superb journeys!!"
Damien Maurice UW photographer
13 Jun 2016
"I finally returned home last night after an absolutely fantastic trip. You have no idea how much I enjoyed sailing and diving the Banda Sea"
Paul J. Duhamel, San Francisco, CA, USA
31 Jan 2016
"My 7th adventure on the Dewi Nusantara was like coming home to very good and dear friends. Yet another exiting and top-notch voyage full of new experiences. The service from the crew, dive masters and the Dewi Nusantara office was outstanding as usual and greatly enhanced the diving experience and every other aspect of the trip from help with planning sight seeing trips, flights and hotels to execution from start to finish. Terima kasi banyak to all of the Dewi Nusantara team. So looking forward to Triton Bay in April!"
Burt Jones and Maureine Shimlock; www.secretseavisions.com
07 Mar 2015
"Forgive this late "thank you" for helping make our recent charters aboard Dewi Nusantara so successful. It was my first time on the boat and I was super impressed. Not an easy task, believe me! Your crew was there to handle our every request, the food was excellent, and the boat is lovely and in great condition. We all look forward to our 2017 charters aboard Dewi and to many more beyond those!!"
Cohen and Jordan, Reef & Rainforest, Dive & Adventure Travel clients
13 Jan 2015
"I’m not sure I have heard higher praise from any client about a trip. I had to share their comments. Great job and thank you for taking such good card of our customers. All the best in 2015! Jenny Collister, Reef & Rainforest, Dive & Adventure Travel The owner, Guido, is a character who alone would have been worth the price of admission. He arrived and then sailed with us. A treat. The dive guides were pros. The boat immaculate. The food terrific. The attitudes inviting. The skiff drivers always helpful. Wendy, our cruise director, was frenetic, everywhere, always on top of everything, empathetic, entertaining, entirely upbeat except when she was reminding Guido of this or that, especially _that_, and honestly the best cruise director we’ve ever encountered. She even found a battery charger for me when mine failed. That both Wendy and Guido were fluent in Indonesian, knew the crew, the region, the dive sites and the boat like parents know their children created a respectful and caring cruise. Encounters with mantas, sharks, octopi, turtles, mating sea hares (would I exaggerate about something like this?) nudibranchs galore, a couple of sea snakes, silversides by the thousands . . . and more, and more and none of it artificially induced. My advice? Bring lots of memory cards. And a hat for the sun. In sum: We cannot image a better boat, crew or diving destination or, for that matter, more than a very few situations worldwide that meet the Dewi Nusantara standard. The trip was that good!"
07 Apr 2013
"I just wanted to email to say how much I enjoyed my recent trip on Dewi Nusantara. In particular, I wanted to let you know how fabulous the crew were yet again. Especially Wendy who does an amazing job of ensuring that everything runs smoothly (both with the crew and with the boat) but in addition to that, her enthusiasm is wonderful. The dive guides were excellent (in particular Yan and Risko who were on my boat this year) and I particularly respect the efforts that all of the guides make in order to ensure that the guests are as respectful of the reef as they are (and they are great role models with how to behave on coral reefs and around wildlife). And Hendrik anticipated our every need, before we knew that we needed it (and seems to be doing a great job training up Jun) ! I also felt privileged to have the addition of Richard who definitely added a little 'something extra' to the trip :-) However all of the crew worked incredibly hard to make the trip special in many ways and those efforts were much appreciated by me. I am aware that the Cenderawasih bay trip brought some new challenges for the crew (both prior to and during the trip) but it really wasn't noticeable by us as guests that this was going on 'behind the scenes' ! So I would be grateful if you could pass on my thanks again to a fantastic crew. I hope to be able to return in the future."
Neil R. Ericsson, Washington DC
25 Mar 2013
"Ternate, Monday 25 March 2013 We had a great group of divers lead by marine photographers Paul Humann and Ned and Anna Deloach. The dive drew were immensely helpful and accommodating, especially Wendy, Yan, Andre and Hendrik. Some of the dive group is staying on for the next trip, which is Ternate to Ambon. Also Ned and Paul are founders of Reef Environmental Education Fund (REEF) which promotes an awareness of our oceans by getting divers into surveying fisg species on a dive. Three of us (William, Jill and I) were surveying this trip: 65 surveys with a total of 444 different species surveyed to our surprise and delight! We loved the boat and wish her and her crew many more years of fine sailing and diving! "
Karen and Luke
03 Jan 2013
"2013 is going to be the best year because I'm 'retiring' hopefully on an island somewhere... This has been our best dive trip ever in the 8 years we've been together. I will save my pennies up and hope to be back someday soon. Your sailing vessel was absolutely fabulous - crew were the best - diving superb! Thanks!"
Jay and Angie from Korea
23 Dec 2012
"Thank you for making our honeymoon perfect!! Yan and Henrik are the best and all the other crew were always friendly and kind and help us all the way they can, Amazing diving, the best ship and great food! We can't wait to come back to the Dewi Nusantara!!"
Stephanie and Theo Beack, USA
11 Nov 2012
"Dewi crew, you are an amazing team and we thank you for the friendliness, service minded hospitality and phenomenal diving. The entire experience both underwater and on the boat was so memorable and spectacular. Thank you for working so hard, loving your work and taking care of a 'rowdy bunch' of guests! we enjoyed every minute. We hope to come dive with you again! "
17 Aug 2012
"Selamat Hari Merdeka (Indonesian Independence Day Celebration). The Dewi Nusantara raises the bar for ALL live-aboards around the world! Every detail of the layout in the rooms and common areas was well-designed for comfort and efficiency - not to mention style, WOW! This trip surpassed all expectations (and I have been diving in Indonesia for 20 years). Thanks to the wonderful tour director, Wendy for an amazing itinerary and enthusiastic, knowledgable explanations of sites, Yan and Henrik for their geniality and graciousness in looking after us. Bravo!! I will definitely be back!"
Rob and Liset de Keyzer, Netherlands
28 Jul 2012
"A (diver's) dream come true! Thank you Wendy, thank you all members of this wonderful crew! We loved every single minute!! We'll come back! And now something in Dutch--- Guido, bedankt! Wat een gewelding idee om zo'n fantastisch schip te bouwen en zulke gastvrije mensen te werven voor dewi Nusantara. We vonden het helemaal top!"
12 Jul 2012
"After years of diving and being on many liveaboards, Dewi Nusantara is truly the best holiday experience. The boat is beautiful and huge, so you always have lots of space for everything; kitting up, sorting out cameras, hanging in a hammock on the bow, sunbathing, reading or chatting to the crew and guests. It's perfect for quiet time between dives, or sharing your experiences and photos. The rhythm on the boat is whatever you want it to be, with lots of diving, fabulous meals, and R&R, but the crew go that extra mile, with neck and back massages after each dive, always there when you need something but never intrusive. The diving is the best in the world, with a perfect blend of reefs, corals, blue water, critters, pelagics. The dive crew get the right balance of excitement, enthusiasm, safety, and take your experience and preferences into account so you personally get the best out of each area. You find there is always something great ahead of you, the next dive, the next meal, the next swing in the hammock or laze on the sun beds...nothing but pleasure! I could not recommend this boat more. Every time we have come back, within weeks, we have booked again and for months, we smile, knowing there is a fantastic trip ahead of us."