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Dive Review of Sea Rovers Dive Centre/Adi Assri Resort in
Indonesia/West Bali

October, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Judith Kendall, CA, US
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5820
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Fiji, Hawaii, Komodo, Mexico, Palau,
Raja Ampat, Red Sea, Sipdan, Sulawesi, Yap
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Safety and Conservation  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Photographers were each responsible for their own equipment.  No services
were provided.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
An agent with Peter Hughes travel agency had never heard of any dive
resorts in West Bali.  We booked this resort after consulting Undercurrents

We stayed in a villa for 10-days.  It included a private pool, two
separated bedrooms and living room complete with full size refrigerator and
ample bottled water.  Our villa would be ideal for families traveling with
children.  The resort had weekly entertainment, massage and spa facility
and dive company on the premises.  Babysitting services were available upon

Sea Rovers Dive Co. was not notified by the resort of our intention to dive
each day. We could have contacted them directly if we had known to do so. 
In any case, owner Paul Turley, adapted us into his already crowded booking
schedule.  We were able to dive every day but one.

The diving was great with many interesting dive locations including
daily trips to Menjangan Island for a full day of diving and lunch as part
of its itinerary. We dove sites where the local fishing community and
marine conservationists are working together to further restore fish
habitats and reef areas.  On steel structures, they have planted coral
gardens. They are already exhibiting signs of growth because it is hooked
up to solar panels for additional sun exposure.

Another impressive diving area is called "Temple Gardens".  It's
100 fts deep at the beginning but well worth it.  Again the locals have
resurrected a beautiful underwater temple.  It has an archway which leads
into an area where they have installed gods, goddesses, deities and even
animals on pedestals.  What a sight to see huge bumpheads swimming around

We will return again.  And think the diving in West Bali is much better
than East Bali.

The resort itself needs to work on its kitchen.  The food preparation and
presentation are not good compared to other resort restaurants. I think
they could give their guests a higher quality of fare. We found a good
local restaurant which we enjoyed.  It was  a short walk from the resort.

We enjoyed our stay and even found pleasure in the 4-hour drive over the
mountains to get there.
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