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Dive Review of Kungkungan Bay Resort - KBR in
Indonesia/Norhern Sulawesi Lembeh Strait

September, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Jerry, NV, USA
Report Number 213
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Pacific all areas, Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Common sense, no drinking & diving,   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Excellent camera room, charging stations, clean and convenient.  Rental
gear available.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
There are not enough superlatives to describe Kungkungan Bay Resort - KBR -
and the Lembeh Straits.  For small critters there can be no other place
like it on Earth.   And the Resort is wonderful, with excellent service,
large spacious cabins and a happy and helpful staff.  A week there isn't
enough and a month wouldn't be too much.  
   Getting there is a bit of a chore but the resort does everything then
can to make it comfortable.   You'll fly through Singapore to Manado and
then by a/c SUV to the resort.  
    The restaurant is open 24 hours a day!! and the menu is expansive and
varied.   They offer Mexican, Italian, Oriental (of several different
varieties) plus American.  They try hard and they are most anxious to
please - if it's not on the menu just ask and they'll do their best to come
up with what you want - but the cooking does have an Indonesian flavor. 
   Diving - If you're looking for the small, rare and unusual critters then
you've come to the right place.  The diving is absolutely spectacular.   We
felt as though our brains were going to overload with the unique critters
we saw on every dive.  The dive guides (they're generally not divemasters)
know where to find what you want.   Just ask, and they'll take you to it,
be it a pygmy seahorse or an ornate ghost pipefish.  
   We're booking again for next year.  
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