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Dive Review of Black Sand Dive Retreat in
Indonesia/North Sulawesi

Black Sand Dive Retreat: "Black Sand Dive Retreat", Oct, 2014,

by C Kapfer, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8456.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Bali, Komodo, Oman, Hawaii
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Singapore->Manado via Silk Air. Taxi from Manado arranged by the resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas
Water Temp 27 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 5 to 15 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your own profile. Dives were guided in small groups of 2-4 with one divemaster per group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There is a camera room close to the dive setup area, plenty of stations available for all resort guests. There are large rinse tanks outside; the tanks are not shielded fro ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Good

Black Sand Dive Retreat is a beautiful, spacious resort right in the middle of the prime diving area on the mainland side of North Sulawesi on the Lembeh Strait. There are six private bungalows each with an outdoor bathroom and shower and a nice view of the strait off the deck. There's a new good sized pool, although it was very windy for the week we were there so did not use it.

Diving is amazing in Lembeh and is done off of several small boats with max capacity of 4 divers plus divemaster. Guides were all excellen ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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