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Dive Review of Dive Komodo/Green Hill, Puri Sani Beach Resort in

Dive Komodo/Green Hill, Puri Sani Beach Resort: "Komodo by land and live aboard", Sep, 2015,

by Giuseppe Corcione, BO, IT (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 8594.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Expect really good dives around Komodo as Cauldrons, Batu Bolong, Castel Rock, Cristal Rock, Tatawa Kecil or Manta point just to name a few.
Park fee is expensive though, like 15 US$ per day and has to be paid before leaving the port every morning (if land based).
Water viz is pretty good but depends on the season of course, in September the average was between 50/80 feet.
You can choose liveaboard or land based (Labuan Bajo) as the most famous dive spots are within one hour by slow boat, but if you like to dive the southern part be ready for colder water and less visibility since pacific waters entering from south bring colder stream with less viz.
Current usually is strong and is everywhere in the area sometimes unpredictible.
Overall coral is healthy and fish life also is great.
Just keep in mind that the only way to reach Labuan Bajo is flying from Bali, I flew with Garuda but others company also fly this route like Lion Air.
Labuan Bajo is one of the ugliest place in the world though ... dirty (dead rats are common on the street) and with nothing to see around, only in the evening you can find some nice places to have dinner, usually asian but also a couple of (very good) Italian restaurants as well.
3 or 4 ATM machine can provide you any cash you may need.
AmEx usually not honored but Visa and Mastercard is welcome almost anywhere (ask to Dive shop first because some of them only take cash).
Websites Dive Komodo   Green Hill, Puri Sani Beach Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Philippines Islands, Thailand, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Maldives, French Polinesia, Kenya, Baja California, Curacao, Cozumel and Maya Riviera, Bali, Komodo, Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
Closest Airport Labuan Bajo LBJ Getting There Only direct flight from Bali with Garuda/Lion Air and others

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 24-26°C / 75-79°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 feet maximum depth
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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