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

Global Aquatics/Sanur Beach Hotel, Aug, 2006,

by Eileen Dietrich, NY, USA . Report 2671.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge, noCurrents
Water Temp 76 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The bottom time was usually 60 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 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 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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