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

Siladen Resort and Spa: "Great Diving in a Perfect Tropical Paradise", Mar, 2016,

by Ken New, MN, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8850.

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
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Large rinse bucket on boat, covered cabin if you need a protected area to change anything. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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