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Dive Review of Bunaken Oasis/Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort and Spa in
Indonesia/North Sulawesi

Bunaken Oasis/Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort and Spa: "An Indonesian Paradise", Mar, 2024,

by Dan McMillan, NY, US ( 1 report). Report 12931.

Photos Submitted with this Report


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My guide. Named Mata Hari! Snorkeling on the house reef.
Typically varied coral. Note calm clear water. A comfortable dive boat. The view at breakfast.
Beautifully landscaped with a swimming pool.

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 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Reachable from Europe and North America with only one change of planes and an easy boat ride, this resort boasts outstanding snorkeling and diving on vibrant, protected reefs.

Built on a lovely hillside overlooking a sheltered bay, Bunaken Oasis provides five-star accommodations and service at a lower price than other top quality dive resorts. It’s not cheap but it is a terrific value.

Sitting squarely in the “coral triangle,” featuring the greatest marine biodiversity on earth, this resort is only a short boat ride from dozens of beautiful dive sites, with nearly 90 sites within range. I spent ten days at Bunaken Oasis in March of this year and promptly booked my next stay, this coming December and January.

Most of the dive sites are slopes or walls of coral. The walls are spectacular - vertical to overhanging in steepness with bottomless b ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Bunaken Oasis   Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort and Spa

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Maldives, everywhere in the Caribbean.
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Easy! Nonstop flights to Singapore leave daily from multiple airports in Europe and North America. From Singapore it's a 3 1/2 hour flight to Manado, and a short boat ride to Bunaken Marine Park.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-150 Ft/ 12-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I gave them only four stars on these questions only because although I use a camera, I'm hardly an expert and don't feel qualified to judge. That said, they have a dryin ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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