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Dive Review of Diving 4 Images/Scuba Seraya & Alila Candidasa in
Indonesia/Bali

Diving 4 Images/Scuba Seraya & Alila Candidasa, Jun, 2004,

by Tracey Bennett, NV, USA . Report 1310.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Palau, Yap' Roatan' Belize, Hawaii, Sulawesi
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 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 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Bali has outstanding muck and critter diving. The best way to see a variety of different things above and below, is to hook up with a company that will do a "dive safari". We had heard about Graham Abbott with Diving 4 Images from some friends who are very serious about their photograghy and we were thrilled with our trip. In Candidasa there were cuttlefish, blue spotted stingrays, lionfish everywhere, nudibranchs, many leaf fish, humback cleaner shrimp, striped catfish, ribbon eels, devilfish,and lots of anenomes with resident clownfish and shrimps. Tulemben is more serious muck diving and it was hard to get out of the water, even after 4 long dives per day. We saw boxer crabs carrying eggs,hairy squat lobsters,lots of harlequin shrimp,white-eyed morays, warty frogfish, many nudibranchs,bumble bee shrimp, xeno crabs, orangutang crabs,cowries, fingered dragonets, pegasus sea moths, flying gunards, demon stingers and more in just 2 days. The last day we drove to North Bali where Graham knows a place to find the mimic octopus. To date he has never failed. We found 3 in 2 dives.
The Scuba Seraya Resort is adorable, with private courtyards that have a big outside tub/spa, and a mini kitchen area. The rooms are tastefully done and steps from the beach. There is a pool, massages are cheap, and the food is healthy, tasty, and plentiful.
e-mail Graham at info@diving4images.com

If you want to do some exploring top side, the Alila Ubud was excellent as was the Pavilions Sanur. Both are great places for shopping and sight seeing, and Sanur is close to the airport
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