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Dive Review of Mimpi Resort in

October, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Linda Rutherford & Ron Welf, CA, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
various worldwide
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
can't remember  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
we asked for extra buckets for rinsing cameras since our group had so many
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
An excellent place to combine romance with scuba diving. They have a large
garden area with lilly ponds, trees, flowers and covered cabanas for
reading in the shade.

We had a villa (room 116) with large courtyard with two private pools: one
a mineral hot spring; the other a body-temperature plunge pool. The
courtyard also had a large day bed with pillows in the shade and a table
with an umbrella for shade and chairs. We stayed 7 nights and had a
"diving package" that included two dives a day, breakfast and a
very generous dinner program.

Diving is about 30 - 35 minutes away on Menjangan island, so your surface
interval is onboard your day boat. You can request a third dive a day, and
perhaps do the nearby mangrove bay. 

The resort is a three hour drive from the airport area. Their drivers
really know the roads, and make stops for you along the way. The spa is
very professional and very worthwhile. All guests have access to two large
swimming pools and mineral hot springs pools, in addition to those that
come with the villa. So you don't have to get a villa, to enjoy the pools.

Meg heads the dive operation and is very competent. All the different dive
masters are very good. Unfortunately, there is no Nitrox. The highlight of
the diving was "Secret Bay" where we saw the "Blue-fin
lionfish." We also enjoyed the dusk dive with the Mandarin fish in the
lagoon near the resort.

The primary negative is that you cannot dive as often and as conveniently
as on a live-aboard. A minor negative is the spartan "lunch"
provided on the dive boat. And unfortunately, you cannot get wireless
internet from your air conditioned room. We had to go to the warm outdoor
hotel lobby to get internet. At 6 pm, you might be attacked by mosquitos
from the lobby lilly pond. It would be nice if they could provide an
indoor, air-conditioned room for checking email. They said they were
planning to build such a place.

But, if you want to combine a honeymoon with diving, this place would work
well. Sign up for the prepaid package including the multi-course dinner. 
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