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Dive Review of Global Aquatics/Sanur Beach Hotel in
Indonesia/Tulemben, Candidasa, Nusa P.

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Eileen Dietrich, NY, USA
Report Number 2671
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa, Entire Caribbean,
Thailand, Zanzibar
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, surge, noCurrents  
Water Temp
76   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The bottom time was usually 60 minutes.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
The dive boat was small.  It could accomodate 6 dives comfortably.  There
was a plastic cooler filled with fresh water for cameras but no room for a
camera table.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
H and Camilla run a great business.  They are friendly, fun and willing to
customize trips based on a diver's interest.  We took 2 full days (3 dives
each day) at Nusa Penida (in a small high powered speedboat) in search of
Mola Mola/Sunfish and were lucky to see three which was a trip highlight. 
The water temperature was mid-70's and there was a significant amount of
current.  The soft corals are beautiful and the reefs are abundant with
small critters however the currents (1 to 2 knot) hinder your ability to
take photographs.  However, the overall beauty and the possibility of
seeing Mola Mola make it a necessary excursion.

H custom tailored a 2 day trip (just for me) to Tulemben and Candidasa
where we dove the USS Liberty, did muck diving at Seraya and outrigger
diving at the Gili Islands in Candidasa.  H took care of all of the details
and equipment.  It was incredibly relaxing for me.  The surface intervals
are enjoyed poolside at the beautiful Seraya Resort.  The reefs and muck
dives are replete with sealife.  There were schools of tropical fish,
honeycomb eels, harlequin shrimp, seahorses, frogfish, sharks, Mola Mola,
etc.  Not only was the diving diverse and interesting but there was
adventure in diving from different platforms (ie beach, outrigger).  If you
enjoy macro photography as much as I do, this is a dream dive area.  The
water was warmer (about 81-82) and there was little current.
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