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Dive Review of Siladen Resort in

September, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Joe Puglia, Fl, USA
Report Number 2058
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Thailand, Palau, Solomon Islands, Egypt, Keys
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, surge  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max 130 Dive computer  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
No bucket on boat but there is a large area to keep cameras safe
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
5 stars    
Siladen Resort and Spa is in Bunaken Marine Park making it very convenient
for diving the Park.  The reefs are the healthiest I've seen.  The walls
are breath taking with great coral fields for doing your safety stop.  The
variety of tropical fish is unbelievable.  Besides all the fish you'll see
Pygmy Sea Horses, Ghost Pipefish and an endless varity of shrimp.  This is
a great place to dive.  The currents can be a little tricky though. 
There's even muck diving available.  Popo Island had fantastic muck diving
with a full collection of the odd and unbelievable including one coral head
with five Leaf Scorpions on it.  We even found a Splendid Sea Moth.

The dive boats are large wooden vessels with plenty of room for everything.
 They are very comfortable, easy to get off of and get on.  The dives are
all guided in groups no larger than four divers; very nice! The crew and
staff can't do enough for you!  They simply do a great job plus you can
dive your computer and yur entire tank. 

The resort is fantastic!  The rooms were large cottage types, most
overlooking the beach and onto the mountains.  The spa was great.  The
restaurant and the food were five star.  The facilties are well kept.  The
staff is at you beckon call starting from the airport, onto the boat for
the ride to the resort up until you return to the airport.

This is simply a great island paradise to vacation and dive.  We will
definitely return.  I can't recommend it enough!  We coupled this with a
trip to Kunkungen Bay Resort, Lembeh Strait.
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