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Dive Review of Gangga Island Resort & Spa in
Indonesia/North Sulawesi

Gangga Island Resort & Spa: "Great time in Gangga!", Nov, 2015,

by Mark Etter, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8571.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We had an excellent week at Gangga after an excursion on the Pindito. The resort was beautiful yet simple and relaxing. The food was great and the dive shop was very friendly and knowledible. The guides were friendly, safe, and very experienced. On our first dive we asked to see ghost pipe fish and frog fish. We promptly were taken to the first dive off North Sulawesi (yellow coconut) and the guide easily spotted 4 ornate ghost pipefish and 4 different frog fish. Some of the spots were magical including a psychadelic wall at Efratha with soft corals and frogfish. We were provided warm tea and fresh coconut milk on all the dives. The guides were relaxed and quickly adapted to our style of diving. We were thrilled with Great Wall dives for wide angle photography with clear water. At the same time there were diverse critters for macro photography. The camera room is great and well equipped. Tea and music were great by the pool in the late afternoon. Gangga Island is a great compliment to North Sulawesi and the resort allows access to fantastic walls in the north as well as trips to Lembeh and Bunaken.
Websites Gangga Island Resort & Spa   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Lembeh, Bunaken, Minahasa, Kona, Maldives, Truk, Red Sea, Belize, Caymans, Bonaire, etc
Closest Airport Manado Getting There 60-75 minute drive from Manado and 25 minute boat ride to Gangga Island.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Our dives lasted 60-80 minutes! Very accommodating resort.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments The ratio of guides to divers was 1/2-3. Excellent for accommodating photographers!
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