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Dive Review of KBR/Kungkungan Bay Resort in

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Diane Lake, CA, United States
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Report Number 3666
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
S. Africa, Galopagos,Baja California (pacific and the Sea of Cortez side)
Bonaire, Belize, Mexico, Bahamas, Fiji, Australia, Palau, Truk,
St Lucia, St. Eustateia, Bali, Komodo,Sulawaesi,Yucatan
Peninsula,California,Roatan, Utila, Costa Rica
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
mostly muck diving... so really just want you to not kick up the bottom
silt, as we watched some fantastic creatures   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
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
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
My second visit to KBR. The first was during 9/11 and the place was  pretty
much empty, but for one other american, 2 Brits, and  a travel writer from
Bali, and it was excellent then.
This time round was not a let down. Some of the same nice staff were there.
Good service, friendly folks, good and varied much as you wanted,
whenever you want, it's all inclusive,but for drinks. I stayed in the same
type cottage as I had before and now they are showing a bit of wear. Also,
the newer ones have A/C , this one could use it too. It did have2 overhead
fans and the open windows only for air movement. Some bugs, due to open
windows.Grounds are beautiful and your veranda views couldn't be prettier,
looking out onto the Lembeh Strait. Swimming pool with waterfall is new to
me.  NOW.. to the diving! I have never seen so many wonderful, crazy
looking, interesting creatures! (except for the last time I was here!) And
so so small you need a magnifying glass to see them. Last time that's
exactly what they gave me to use.I definitely would have brought my own,
had I known they no longer passed them out.I was sorely disapointed, and
would have gladly bought one there,if only they had them for sale, and no
rentals either.! But back to the will see pygmy seahorses(
maybe not...they are so tiny,but if you had a magnifying glass...) about
1/2 inch long and the same color as the coral they are attached to.Flying
gunards, more types of lion fish than I have ever seen before, lots of
frogfish, even the Hairy Frogfish, ribbon eels, cardinal fish, leaf
scorpion, mimic octopus, sweetlips, one of my favorites... the beautiful
little mandarin fish, flamboyant cuttlefish.... the list goes on and on.
Luckily the boat rides are only 5 to 15 minutes away, the dive guides are
fantastic, they know where everybody lives. fresh fruit on board. All gear
is taken care of  and is waiting for you on the boats each day. the house
reef is great so be sure to take advantage of stepping out your front door
for a great dive. Overall, an amazing underwater world. KBR is nice too.
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