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Dive Review of Eco Divers in
Indonesia/N Sulawesi

Eco Divers: "Fine Critter Diving and a Good (and reasonable) Resort", Oct, 2017,

by David J Inman, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 9868 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The diving in the Lembeh Strait is unparalleled if you are an underwater photographer and enjoy small critters. There are good coral formations with creatures like the Giant Frogfish. The muck diving sites reveal many unusual creatures seldom seen elsewhere - Wonderpus, Hairy Frogfish, Ambon Scorpionfish, etc etc. I joined Ned and Anna DeLoach's Fish and Critter Hunt and was not disappointed.

Eco Divers Resort is located in Bitung and is a 10-15 minute van ride to the dock. There you are transported to a small houseboat in the strait, and all diving is done from there via tenders. The ride to the dock is the only down-side I found to the resort. Otherwise the service was great, the food was very good (fair warning - I am not a foodie) and the staff was extremely accommodating. The cottages have several bedrooms with private baths and each cottage has a fully equipped camera room. It's a great situation for the serious underwater shooter.

The price of Eco Divers was quite reasonable. I paid $3000 USD single occupancy for 12 days of diving (3 dives a day), all meals, and accommodations.
Websites Eco Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Numerous Caribbean and Pacific destinations.
Closest Airport Manado Getting There My itinerary Phila-LAX-S.Korea-Singapore-Manado. Long but no problems

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20-100 Ft/ 6-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives were limited to 60-70 minutes to keep the operation on schedule. Depth was usually less than 70 feet. Guides are very important here if you want to find things so we were very happy following our guide.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Camera/computer room in cottages was a big plus.
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