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Dive Review of Scuba Seraya Resort in
Indonesia/Tulamben, Bali

June, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Martin Roberts, Fordingbridge, GB
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports)
Report Number 6582
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Many Indonesian locations - Bali,Komodo,Alor,Wakatobi,Lembeh,Raja Ampat. 
Philippines, Thailand, Maldives, OZ, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique,
Madagascar, Costa Rica, Eqypt, Jordan, Ecuador, USA, Grenada, Tobago,
Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Cuba.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
27   to 29    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 20    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions, very much in control of your own dive sites, profiles etc.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Spacious camera room at dive centre with plenty of charging stations.
Dedicated rinse tank for cameras. Cameras handled to and from boats with
due care and carried in/out of water on shore dives if requested.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
This was a short - 4 night - stay after a liveaboard trip. The resort
itself is well laid our and immaculately maintained. All staff are very
friendly, welcoming and relaxed. 

New dining area has recently been constructed as the old dock was
apparently destroyed in February's storms! The restaurant is open all day
to order at any time that suits - breakfast is included in room rates
otherwise a la carte lunch & dinner menus are the same. Enough variety
for a week or so of diving. Nothing spectacular but all meals were cooked
and presented well and tasty enough. No bar or similar so resort is a quiet
relaxing affair. 

Seafront villas are spacious internally, as is the open air (covered)
bathroom. External kitchen area provides tea/coffee and mini bar/fridge.
Small courtyard contains a small external bath/shower/plunge pool affair
which we never really used. The day bed overlooking the ocean was however
extensively utilised for off gassing and the terrace area with sea view for
sundowners - BYO. All well maintained and serviced appropriately.
"Dive" towels replaced daily in villa for use the following day.

Dive service is personalised to suit the customer. We were always asked
where and when we wished to dive and could choose our own times and sites.
More info on the available sites would have assisted in these choices!! The
dive staff were all pleasant and friendly but not as forthcoming with
information and dive briefings (very brief..) as they could be. Diving
isn't particulary challenging but can be quite deep and close to (or into)
deco even on Nitrox. As such a suprise to see some others diving without
computers and guides apparently only on air. We're sure ours was in deco at
least once. As experinced dive I can't say that this personally concerns us
in benign conditions, each to their own so long as it doesn't affect our

Diving is mixed for such a small area. The USAT Liberty wreck is a focal
point for the area and can get busy. Whilst the wreck has deteriorated
somewhat since I first dove here in 1999 it is still worth several dives as
much for the abundant life on it as the structure these days. We focused
quite heavily on macro/muck dives and were rewarded with a large array of
critters many of which we specifically requested our guide to search for;
this they did willingly and quite successfully, especially the Harlequin
Shrimp which they informed us were not generally being seen at the time
having been abundant a few weeks before - yet concerted effort did locate a
great example for us, thank you.

In summary we would highly recommend Scuba Seraya both for the divng and
relaxing resort not to mention the great staff. Given a few spare days
again I'm sure we will return. 

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Subscriber's Comments

By cwdiver at Jul 04, 2012 13:27 EST  
Might be going to bali for end of July.  Advanced diver.  Want to see reefs
and fish more than muck.  What are the best areas and any operators
By marob at Jul 05, 2012 03:01 EST  
Tulamben is still woth a couple of days for impressive Liberty wreck &
a nice wall drop off. 
Otherwise Nusa Penida - Amed - Candidasa area - Eastern corner.

Personally I can recommend Blue Season in Sanur, have used multiple times.
They can taylor make diving, transport & accomodation throughout and
better advise on dive sites.	
see suggestions on their dive safari bali page
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