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Dive Review of Kasawari in

September, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Debbie Husby, CA, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 3565
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Pacific, Caribbean, Asia, Mexico, South & Central America
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
81   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The DMs were able to show divers many more critters than one would see on
one's own, but diving with DMs was not mandatory. The resort was the best
run operation I have ever dived with.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 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
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Boat crew and DMs are extremely camera savvy, cameras were treated with
utmost care on boat, transported between camera room and boat by staff.
Camera room was perfect, with work and storage stations for every diver.
Work stations were at a perfect height, plenty of dry towels, compressed
air, electrical strips, both 110 and 220. Well lit area with a security
guard present. Viewing area for completed work on TV upstairs. DMs were
exceptional at showing photogenic critters. 
This is a dive resort built by a very talented UWP to his exacting
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
This resort is the height of understated luxury. The service, food, and
staff were outstanding. The rooms were large and well appointed, grounds
are going to be absolutely gorgeous in another year or two, this is a new
resort, built from the ground up for discriminating underwater
photographers. Nus, the manager, was the best DM I've ever had. He's been
kicked up into management, but still tries to dive with each group. His DMs
have worked alongside him for years, Ali, Deddy, and Wilson are absolutely
great. The boat rides were short, which is good (no heads on boats). Divers
handed up their cameras and took their gear off in the water to be handed
up to staff. When climbing up onto boat we were immediately greeted with
warm washcloths, a cup of water, and a dry towel. Snacks were ample and
good. Boats returned to resort between dives to allow for camera changes,
downloads, and fresh batteries. The changing area was lovely, with HUGE
rinse tanks with fresh water that was changed frequently.
The food was great, allowing for all tastes. I always found something that
appealed. Don't forget to bring your own batteries, as supplies in Bitung
(nearest town) are somewhat limited. Also, bring your bug spray, mosquitos
are the size of birds here. Wireless internet access throughout the resort.
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