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Dive Review of Villa Markisa in
Indonesia/Tulamben, Bali

Villa Markisa: "Great Muck Diving", Oct, 2014,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 47 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 7926.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Bali, Banda Sea), Philippines, Red Sea, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport DPS - Denpasar, Bali Getting There Just a LONG flight from the US. About 2.5 hours from the Denpasar airport, but Villa Markisa will arrange transportation for you at a very reasonable rate.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't go into deco and come back with 500 psi, but nobody checked.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Boats are relatively small so there is no special accommodation other than a soft mat to put the cameras on and the cre ... 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 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I am a macro/muck diving enthusiast. This was my second trip to Villa Markisa in 2 years. While the diving is not Lembeh it can still be very rewarding. Christiane, one of the owners, is what I will call a "nudi nut," and, as a result, the dive masters are all very attuned to finding nudibranchs of all sizes and descriptions. In addition to a plethora of nudibranchs and flat worms I saw baby frogfish about 1/4 inch long, baby Ambon scorpionfish about 3/4 inch long, harlequin shrimp, ghost pipefish of various descriptions, several rhinopias, a translucent baby lobster, octopi, etc. etc. It was just great ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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