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Dive Review of Alam Asmara Dive Resort in

October, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Judith Kendall, CA, US
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Report Number 5767
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Fiji, Hawaii, Komodo, Mexico, Palau,
Raja Ampat, Red Sea, Sipidan, Sulawesi, Yap
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars    
1 stars   
1 stars    
This resort & diving is in Eastern Bali, the Candidassa area.
An excellent quality resort with fine dining and accomodations.  Food
presentation and preparation was the finest we experienced in Bali
even though this was only a 12-unit guest facility. The guest facilities
were nicely appointed, very clean and comfortable.  The friendliness &
service of the staff was superior.

 The problem existed calling this a "diving" resort. It simply
was not true.
Guests had to be shuttled by van to a sandy beach location sometimes
as much as one hour by a van.  And then a small Balinese style skiff
motored you to the various dive sites. You had to geared up in the water. 
This unknown issue made it impossible for me to dive since I am a
handicapped diver.  Peter Hughes travel agency booked this resort for us
but did not explain the diving logistic to us. However, they did know I was
a handicapped diver. We paid ahead for both our resort stay and diving.
Yet, Peter Hughes Travel Agency refused to refund my money or offer me
credit for all the days of diving that I could not use. 

This turned out to be a big negative on our trip.  Even though we liked the
resort, we came to dive.  We cannot blame the resort but we hold Peter
Hughes Travel Agency and its agent responsible for their gross negligence.
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