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Dive Review of Siladen Resort and Spa in
Indonesia/North Sulawesi

March, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Ken New, MN, US
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Great Diving in a Perfect Tropical Paradise"
Report Number 8850
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Most of the Caribbean, Galapagos, Hawaii, S. Pacific
Closest Airport
Manado
Getting There
Manado is a long way from the
U.S., so it's time-consuming. 
From MN, we needed 4 flights.

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
35   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Divers are expected to stay with the guide, but with a max of 4 per guide
that isn't a problem.  Generally 1 hour, but your guide will stay down with
you as long as you have air.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Large rinse bucket on boat, covered cabin if you need a protected area to
change anything.  ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Food
5 stars
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Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
We combined a week at Siladen with a previous week at Lembeh Resort on the
other side of the northern tip of N. Sulawesi; if you have the time, I
highly recommend this.  Two very different kinds of diving, two different
but equally pampering resorts.

Siladen is one of 5 islands in Bunaken National Marine Park; all diving is
done in the park (unless you didn't go muck diving at Lembeh and want some
of that near the mainland shore).  The marine park offers beautiful diving,
and the dive guides are expert at pointing out everything from tiny
nudibranchs to passing turtles. Most dives are drift dives, som
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