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Dive Review of Gangga Island Resort in
Indonesia/Gangaa Island, Sulawesi

January, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by George Theodoris, CA, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 4812
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Cozumel, Hawaii, Dominica, Thailand
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
  to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 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):
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
We stayed at both Lembeh and at Gangga Island and it turned out to be a
good combination. The diving at Lembeh and Gangga complemented each other-I
am glad that we did both. We had a great time and would highly recommend
Gangaa Island. 
The rooms were nice and right on the beach. The food at Gangga was great,
slightly more consistent than at Lembeh.  There is a spa here that gives
very inexpensive and high quality massages. The diving was great.
Unfortunately the weather was stormy on a few of the days; this did not
interfere too much with diving but it prevented us from being able to go to
Bunaken. One of the most memorable dives of the trip was a wall dive on the
north east tip of Bangka Island. It was a breathtaking massive white-blue
soft coral covered wall that reminded me of the great white wall in Fiji
but was even better. The diving at Gangga had more beautiful coral than
Lembeh but less of a variety of unusual fish. For example we did not see as
many different types of frogfish at Gangga compared to Lembeh but we saw
giant frogfish on almost every dive. 
When we first arrived there had just been a big storm and an unusually high
tide that washed up a lot of trash on to the beach. This was a bummer
because one of the reasons we went there was because it sounded like a nice
beach. The owners were very apologetic about the situation and had the
staff clean up the beach. Unfortunately garbage in the water is a big
problem in Indonesia. 
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