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Dive Review of Eco-Divers/Kungkungan Bay Resort in
Indonesia/North Sulawese

Eco-Divers/Kungkungan Bay Resort, Jul, 2005,

by Bill and Alice MIller, NC, USA . Report 1946.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is a wonderful resort and dive operation. Jim and Cary Yanny run a superb dive operation at Eco-Divers and go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience. Steve and Miranda could not have done any more to make their resort operation Five Star. The staff were wonderful, charming , and very service oriented. The accommodations were stellar. Our bungalow was large, well equipped with tables, chairs, TV for digital viewing, covered porch, and huge bath with walk in shower. Very clean, daily service, and bug free. The only bugs we encountered were a few mosquitos after sunset along the water or near the jungle. The food was a combination of Indonesian and American. The Indonesian dishes were very tasty but some tended to be pretty spicey. However, you could ask them to mildly season a dish at dinner when you ordered. Breakfast and lunch were smorgasbord with a great variety. Eggs cooked to order, omletes, pancakes, and lots for fruit plus bacon and sausage. Beef was scarce and rarely offered. Chicken and fish were the primary meats.

For our first trip to that area of the world, it was wonderful. There was no concern for safety and we felt very relaxed during the entire trip. As a side bar, Singapore Air is the only way to fly. Their flight from Newark NJ to Singapore (18.5 hrs) was unbelievable.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean and the Keys. This was our first trip to the Pacific
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-30 Ft/ 3-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We were allowed to dive our own profile but asked to return to the boat with 500 psi and/or 60 minutes. You really needed to follow the dive guide to se some of the critters.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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 This is a photographers dream location for accomidations. There is a fully euipped camera room with charging facilities as well as two large fresh water rinse tanks. Your cameras ae trasported to and from the rinse tanks by the staff in plastic baskets and ride in those baskets on the boat. There is a darkroom for E-6 , light tables and computer facilites for the digital shooters.

This is a macro-photographers dream location. All the "Critters from out of this World" are here and very cooperative. We actually got tired of shooting frog fish and anemone fish. Everything that you have ever seen in the magazines and mor is here and the guides know right where to take you. They will let you have all the time you need on any given subject if you let them know that you want to stay put.

However, we were disappointed in the visibility. This was mostly all muck diving and the water was very cloudy. You had to follow the dive guides dressed in bright orange in order to find anything or to find the boat. Backscatter was a major issue A
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