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Dive Review of Scuba Seraya in
Indonesia/Bali

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Dee Mickey, AL, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 5099
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, other areas of Indonesia, Solomons
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
none  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
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  
Comments
Camera room is available. Amble rinse tank ashore. No rinse on boats, but
short boat ride back to base.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
1 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Diver heaven! Relaxing in the villa or on the day bed outside, the sound of
the waves on the sand and trickling over the shore rocks, the open air
shower, our own private garden area, daily massages--it's everything you
expect from the island of Bali. Only a short seawall and a a bit of lawn
separate your villa from the water.

The diving is easy. Walk to the dive area at the corner of the property,
gear up, and wade out to the boat. It's only a 15 minute ride to the
Liberty, which gets crowded as early as 7:30 a.m. The other dive sites are
closer. The sand bottom drops steeply so there's not a wealth to see at 30
feet. However at 60 feet plus, rocks, coral heads & mooring blocks are
rich. We saw several mantis shrimp sauntering over the rocks, almost posing
for photos. The harlequin shrimp and ornate ghost pipefish welcome
photographers. It's a good area for macro with easy, easy conditions. At
night the artificial reef at the house dive holds a large school of
batfish.

The property is small, isolated from the road and beautifully landscaped.
Patrick, the owner, caters to photographers & is often on site to
attend to special requests. The restaurant has a surprising variety of food
on the menu, from traditional to sausages. We didn't venture into Telumben
for dinner. It's a good 3 hour drive from the airport & you're
basically out in the country, so go here if you just want to relax &
dive. No night life, no shopping, just life on the water.

The dive staff is excellent. Dive locations are flexible. Three dives a
day, plus a shore dive, if you want. No more than 4 divers on the boat.
Occasionally you'll see a group of itinerant shore divers in the water, but
not often. Other than the Liberty (always crowded), we seldom saw other
divers under water.

Prices are reasonable. A five night stay is the perfect compliment to a
liveaboard. Airport transfers are included, and the drive up the coast
gives a good view of daily life in Bali.
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