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Dive Review of Blue Water Dive Center/Ocean View Dive Resort in
Indonesia/Bali

Blue Water Dive Center/Ocean View Dive Resort, Oct, 2012,

by Robert & Gayle, OR, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6891.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Bali, Belize, Costa Rica, Egypt, Fiji, Grenadines, Guam, Hawaii, Honduras, Irian Jaya/Papua, Jamaica, Keys, Komodo, North Sulawesi, Palau, Philippines, PNG, Solomons, St. Vincent, Tahiti, Truk, Turks & Caicos.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 83 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Signal DM at 750 PSI
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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 4 stars
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Comments This was a short stay (3 days) after 12 days at Wakatobi and before 5 nights drying out in Ubud. We made 2 dives on the Liberty Wreck. There is a shore entry in front of the Ocean View Dive Resort. It was a little difficult for the entry/exit due to the rocky beach and wave action. I made arrangements w ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Andrew Ball in NY, US at Mar 09, 2013 05:56 EST  
Robert and Gayle Hello I am planning to book 3 days in the Tulamben area prior to my family arriving from NYC. So far my research shows that is the best area to dive in early April. As there are a number of resorts in the area I was wondering how you picked Ocean view dive resort and if you would recommend that one over others. Thank you Andy
By Robert in OR, US at Mar 10, 2013 03:52 EST  
Found and booked the Ocean View through agoda.com. Chose it over others on Agoda because it's close to the Liberty Wreck. It was our first land-based visit to Tulamben (previously dove Liberty Wreck from the Komodo Dancer.) Our travel agent (Reef n Rainforest) had recommended a different resort that was 15 minutes away from the wreck and cost 4 times as much. The Mimpi resort looked nice from the outside, but we did not go inside for a look. All the villas at Ocean View appeared to be the same size...don't know how many in your family; but they are certainly spacious and comfortable.
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