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Eye-opening and thought-provoking Conservation Trip!

I had the privilege of joining Kathy Xu and two friends on The Dorsal Effect trip in September... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
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Excellent day of snorkeling with a good core purpose.

The Dorsal Effect provided us with a few drift snorkeling experiences in less populated areas off... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
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Book a one day snorkelling and beach hopping boat trip with us departing from the eastern part of Lombok at Tanjung Luar fish market, to provide an alternative livelihood for shark fishermen in Lombok. Gear, food and drinks provided.
Kuta Pugut Lombok Tengah, Kuta, Lombok 562596, Indonesia
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I had the privilege of joining Kathy Xu and two friends on The Dorsal Effect trip in September 2015, and only regret not writing about it in Trip Advisor much, much earlier. The Dorsal Effect is an excellent, enjoyable, educational experience, in which I learnt...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank HeatherC3977
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Dorsal Effect provided us with a few drift snorkeling experiences in less populated areas off the east side of Lombok. Great coral and fish, but we also saw first hand the effect of bleaching. Agus was fun and informative and it was well organized...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank J4381DMdavidg
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The trip with the dorsal effect was the highlight of our lombok trip. It was fun, educational and meaningful. Agus the driver and guide was very helpful, engaging, and he spoke fluent English. The fisherman, Mr D is also very friendly. The snorkeling sites were...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Soh L
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Extremely grateful for the lovely people from Dorsal Effect whom we met during the tour, who brought us to the beautiful and private islands to do island hopping and snorkeling. What is above the water was already so amazing, and so was what was below...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank jiayismilex
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

An absolutely awesome trip well worth the money. From Kathy, to Agus, to the Captain of the boat....they are so obliging and responsive....wonderful water, friendly crew, an absolutely fantastic experience for my 7 year old son. What more can I possibly ask for. Highly recommended,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank TanKKKelvin
kathydusk, Owner at The Dorsal Effect, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Most kind of you and glad you had a great experience! We are happy your son had a good experience snorkelling too.

Reviewed 19 October 2015

I'm glad to have make changes just to join this trip. Kathy was so helpful in answering my questions before the trip. The captain was very nice and brought us to a lot of nice places, even a private beach. The sea was so clear...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Esther_She83
Reviewed 11 October 2015

A fantastic experience. We had a great day with out tour guide Agus (Dorsal Effect guide in Lombok). He explained everything very well about the project, and also about Lombok and their people. He is a very good photographer and can help you taking shots....More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank urbantinez
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Did a three day trip with the Dorsal Effect. First day was the standard one-day trip where we went to the local fish market, followed by snorkelling and then a lovely local lunch on a pristine beach. This was followed by a little hike up...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Ibrahim_wanderer
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy a weekend understanding more about Sharks and marine conservation, and wish to see pristine beaches with former shark fishermen, this is for you!

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Did a one-day snorkel/beach hopping trip with Kathy and it really made my Lombok trip extra special! Had a phobia of snorkelling in open waters after a bad experience previously, and Kathy was so patient in guiding me, and ensuring I was comfortable throughout the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank pixiedub
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