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Dive Review of Kungkungen Bay Resort Eco Divers/Kunkungen Bay Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh Strait

September, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Joe Puglia, FL, USA
Report Number 2059
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Thailand, Palau, Solomon Islands, Keys, Egypt
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
You had to dive with guide, 100' max.  60-70 minute limit  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 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  
Cameras are really babied with a seperate camera and charging room. 
Excellent camera facilities
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
This is truly muck diving.  It is also some great diving.  The bottom is
mostly gray sand with sporadic coral heads.  It is absolutely critter
heaven!  Waspfish, dragonets, frog fish, eels, ghost pipefish, pygmy
seahorses, octopus (including Blue Ring and Mimic) and a collection of
different critters by the dozens.  Its photo heaven!  As Steve said
"we avoid current like the plague".  That said, bouyancy control
is critical as the bottom can get stirred up easy.  

The boats return to the resort after every dive, the rides are short making
the surface intervals very nice.  The boats are comfortable, albeit a
little tricky to get in and out of.  The dive facilites are first rate with
a camera room and breifing huts that minimize sitting time on the boats. 
The oustanding staff handles and stores all your gear.  The dives are all
guided with no more than four in a group.  The guide's ability to find
things is uncanny. Don't miss the house reef, its very, very nice plus do
the Mandarin dive.

The resort is clean and comfortable.  The food was plentiful but average. 
Our room was a nice size and comfortable with A/C.  Not all the rooms have
A/C so check before you go.  The grounds were beautiful overlooking Lembeh
Strait onto Lembeh Island.  We really liked it.  We'll go back!
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