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Dive Review of n/a/Kasawari in
Indonesia/Lembah Strait

September, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Elliott, CA, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 4507
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Coral Sea, Milne Bay, Philippines (Puerto Galera & Dumaguete), Komodo,
Ambon, Raja Ampat, Monterey & Carmel, Catalina, Bonaire, Belize, Exhuma
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Informal depth to avoid reverse profiles, 70~80 minutes  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Nice workbenches, blow-off provided with separate wet bench (although
needed to watch it as high pressure), handlers knew how to deal w/camera
gear, full complement of charging accessories, A/C in the room but this
caused condensation as it was left on overnight - a little instruction and
this never happened again.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
I think the resort is top-notch from a facilities and service standpoint.
The boats appearance puts you off (they look old and worn) but man are they
stable, roomy, and a breeze to don gear with a short step to a giant
stride. Excellent ladder for climbing back in and the handlers pulled the
gear up for you. I heard one diver say this is "spa diving" and
it was!

The rooms were to die for. Big and well appointed. The A/C was sized
correctly and kept the room at a nice temp. There was outside showers that
I loved. Even the bed was OK and I am picky - usually they are hard and
uncomfortable... this one was OK and I slept on it for 9 nights.

There was a bar/lounge with a good sized flatscreen. The dining room was
close by and if there was less that 6 people a'la carte otherwise buffet.
The food was just OK - they need to do a better job here.

The wait staff were good and helpful. The whole experience was a bit
costlier than other resorts (not by much) and well worth it. I highly
recommend this resort - we are returning here (won't even try KBR or
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