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Dive Review of Kungkungan Bay Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh Strait

August, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Douglas , IL, US
Contributor   (12 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Fantastic Service and Amazing Diving"
Report Number 9021 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Solomons, Truk, Yap, Palau, Coral Sea, PNG, Roatan, Maui, Jamaica, Florida,
L'il Cayman and Cayman East, Belize Ambergris and Isla Marisol, Grand
Turk,Cabo Pulmo, Cozumel, Dominica, Bonaire, Fiji, Komodo
Closest Airport
Manado
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Freedom to roam your own profile.  60+ minute dives.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Shore Facilities  
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
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Comments  
In early August 2016, my wife and I sat for lunch at the center of the
open-air dining porch of the historic KungKungan Bay Resort, enjoying the
beautiful bay view and gentle breeze, while we discussed the huge amount of
fun wed already had on only our first two dives.  Hairball was a classic
muck dive, with tons of crazy creatures, and Graveyard had the combo
topography of an exceptionally healthy soft coral reef to 40ft depth, with
wonderful muck diving below.

Leaving baggage check at Manado the evening before, we were quickly greeted
by a big smile and a sign with our names.  A 1.5 hour drive through rainy
dark roads, at the hands of super friendly driver Fritz, brought us to
shores edge.

Our Beachfront Villa was made inside and out from beautiful dark wood.  All
of the resort buildings blend wonderfully with the rock island looking
scenery.  Although the dark brown sink and toilet had a bit of an older
look to their design, everything worked perfectly, was hyper-clean, and is
beautified with cut flowers.  The bathroom/shower is dark gray rock,
absolutely beautiful, and water is as hot as you want, as much as you want-
love that!  The room a/c worked well, and numerous large bottles of clean
water sit available, included in our package.  Wifi was slow at many times,
in multiple areas of the resort, and that was a bit offputting.

Meals are included in your package fee, and you can choose from a fairly
large selection of Indonesian, American, Japanese and Chinese dishes. 
Portions were plentiful and had a cooked with l ...
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