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Dive Review of Blue Season Bali/Puri Santrian in
Indonesia/Nusa Penida, Bali

Blue Season Bali/Puri Santrian: "Rough Dive Operation; Tough Diving", Nov, 2015,

by Michael J. Millet, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 81 reports with 48 Helpful votes). Report 8540 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Dived 2 days (6 dives) with Blue Season Bali in the waters of Nusa Penida. The dive shop van promptly picked me up on both days. at 7 A.M. We then go the dive shop to pick up gear and other divers. After several minutes, we then go the boat launch area. Here we wait for at least 30 minutes to wade through the low tide to the dive boat.

On both days, the dive boat was very crowded. There is no camera rinse, no camera table and no dedicated area for cameras. I did not take my large camera rig on the 2nd dive day for fear of damage to it.

The dive conditions were a bit challenging with cold water and some surge and current. Crystal Bay is noted for mola molas but we had no encounters. Did have a great manta encounter for about 15 minutes at Manta Point.

Had 2 different dive guides; one quite inexperienced and the other quite knowledgable.

The packed lunch was edible enough.

Upon return to the boat departure area at about 3 P.M., there is a wade of several hundred meters due to the low tide. The we have a van ride back to the dive shop, rinse gear and hose off camera then another van ride to the resort.

Will probably not use this dive operator again.
Websites Blue Season Bali   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean; Galapagos, Socorro, Fiji, Solomons, GBR, Vanuatu,
PNG, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Yap, Kosrae
Closest Airport Denpasar, Bali Getting There Can make international
connection thru several cities
-- Singapore, Hong Kong,
Taipei, Inchon.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 72-76°F / 22-24°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-75 Ft/ 12-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco; dive boat wanted to stay on a schedule so dives were about 45 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No camera rinse or camera table on dive boat.
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