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Dive Review of Aqua Marine Diving/several choices & price ranges in
Indonesia/Bali Tulumben

Aqua Marine Diving/several choices & price ranges, Mar, 2005,

by Sally Schroeder, Fla, USA . Report 1660.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving 8 trips to Indonesia, 15 places thru the Caribbean, Red Sea, Thailand, Malaysia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 72 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits for depth, any profile you wished, I did 70-85 minute dives, could do 4-5 dailly if you wished. Many hotel choices are "on the beach" and you could literaly fall off your hotels wall into the water.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments each resort had a wash area/bin for gear and seperate for cameras, gear setup area was also OK. Water entry was quiet when I was there. BUT with a bit of wind or surge could be a real challenge with camera gear.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Again an excellent arrangement with Aqua Marine Diving for my own driver, dive guide (who was great), van w/diving reading material & airco, tanks & weights. I could stay at any priced accomadation I wished and do as many or few dives daily as I felt like. Good driver knew how long it would take to various areas and drove carefully. All the AMD staff speak good english and are very knowledgable about the diving conditions, critters you are likely to see, helping with gear, great at finding good photo subjects. In all a real pleasure and very good value for my money and very good value diving. Different from all my other Indonesia travels. Large variety of fishes, big schools of jacks, lots of color, small corals with good bottom cover. Very pretty site.
I'm not into shore diving, but this was easy and great dives. I'll go back anytime!




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