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Dive Review of Villa Markisa in
Indonesia/Bali

June, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by David E Reubush, VA, US
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Report Number 7157
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Galapagos, Indonesia
(Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh), Philippines, Red Sea, Southern
Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
rainy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Don't do anything dumb  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
1 stars
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Comments
The resort has 2 small boats which have no rinse tanks, but that is really
not a problem as you return to the resort after most dives and t
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Food
3 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
Villa Markisa is a small dive resort set in beautiful grounds on the east
coast of Bali next-door to Scuba Seraya.  I met a couple on two different
live-aboard trips in Indonesia who just raved about Villa Markisa so, when
I signed up for a trip to Lembeh with Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock I
decided to spend some time at Villa Markisa to make the ordeal of flying to
Indonesia more worth the effort.  It was a good decision.  Within a 15
minute boat ride of Villa Markisa to the north you can find the Liberty
wreck and white sand and coral gardens.  Within 15 minutes to the south you
can find Japanese wrecks and coral gardens.  However, the real highlig
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