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Dive Review of Froggies Divers in
Indonesia/Bunaken

Froggies Divers: "Good wall diving but "resort" found lacking", May, 2018,

by Angela Richards Dona, HI, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10496 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia: Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Lembeh, Bunaken; Philippines: Tubbataha, Southern Visayas and Honda Bay; Micronesia: Yap, Pohnpei, Kapingamarangi, Nakuoro, Olimarao, Kosrae; Fiji; Egyptian Red Sea: St. Johns, Fury Shoals, Sharm, Marsa Nakari; Hawaii; Bonaire; Turks & Caicos; Bahamas; Cozumel
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Honolulu to Tokyo to Jakarta to Manado. Long (30+ hours) but easy

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 28 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions I believe you are assessed at the beginning. Restrictions based on experience.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Not much to write about. A dedicated rinse tank was provided on boat and on shore. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments As you arrive by boat to Froggies, you will first be struck by how run down the place looks. There is nothing at the entrance to give you that exciting sense of arrival. Luckily, our trek to Froggies was short since we had just come from Lembeh, so the disappointment was not overwhelming. But the place is dingy, the concrete is cracked and dirty. Moss is growing over some of the sidewalks (slippery!) near the dive prep area. We were there for six days during major renovations to the main deck/dining/lounging area (an extension for day-trippers, apparently) and the incessant banging and hammering was not very pleasant. The management was young and inexperienced with a whole lot of responsibility and in my opinion, not the right people skills to be in the hospitality business. Overall, not an experience I would be keen to repeat.

EAT
The food was delicious. The chef definitely knew what he was doing and when the food was on, it was ON! Breakfast was a buffet style affair with yogurt and toast and the usual fair. You could order an egg from the chef, who was cooking them on the spot - pretty standard. Lunch was served after the morning dives and a snack was provided quite some time after the afternoon dive. When the snack was brought out, everyone flocked to the buffet to get some. Unlike many dive operations where you feel you get more than enough food, here it was different. We felt a bit starved, actually! Dinner could not have come soon enough si ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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