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Dive Review of Gangga Island Resort in
Indonesia/Gangaa Island, Sulawesi

Gangga Island Resort, Jan, 2009,

by George Theodoris, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4812.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Cozumel, Hawaii, Dominica, Thailand
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

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

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We stayed at both Lembeh and at Gangga Island and it turned out to be a good combination. The diving at Lembeh and Gangga complemented each other-I am glad that we did both. We had a great time and would highly recommend Gangaa Island.
The rooms were nice and right on the beach. The food at Gangga was great, slightly more consistent than at Lembeh. There is a spa here that gives very inexpensive and high quality massages. The diving was great. Unfortunately the weather was stormy on a few of the days; this did not interfere too much with diving but it prevented us from being able to go to Bunaken. One of the most memorable dives of the trip was a wall dive on the north east tip of Bangka Island. It was a breathtaking massive white-blue soft coral covered wall that reminded me of the great white wall in Fiji but was even better. The diving at Gangga had more beautiful coral than Lembeh but less of a variety of unusual fish. For example we did not see as many different types of frogfish at Gangga compared to Lembeh but we saw giant frogfish on almost every dive.
When we first arrived there had just been a big storm and an unusually high tide that washed up a lot of trash on to the beach. This was a bummer because one of the reasons we went there was because it sounded like a nice beach. The owners were very apologetic about the situation and had the staff clean up the beach. Unfortunately garbage in the water is a big problem in Indonesia.
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