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Dive Review of Gangga Island Resort in
Indonesia/North Sulawesi

Gangga Island Resort, Nov, 2010,

by James Jenkins, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5823.

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 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This is a great place IF you are happy with 2 - 3 dives/day. Four are offered, but the afternoon dive is at 3:30 and almost no one did it. We (my wife and I) were sometimes the only night divers. The resort is lovely and the food and service excellent. Nearly all the clientele were European and they seamed to enjoy the relaxed pace of 2 morning dives, an afternoon Spa visit, and a long, multi-course dinner. We fell under the spell and skipped the afternoon dives in lieu of full-body massages!

There were many families: snorkeling boats were offered, and nanny service!

The diving was very good -- only the lack of big stuff kept it from matching the best we've done. Healthy hard and soft coral, nearly all the critters of Lembeh Straight, some whitetips, turtles, and the usual reef fish.

This is the best all-around resort we've been to (better even than Wakatobi) for diving, food, service, relaxation. When we no longer are up to 6+ hours/day diving on liveaboards, we'll go back!
Websites Gangga Island Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, California, Cocos, Fiji, Galapagos, Hawaii, Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau, PNG, Solomonís, Truk, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 81-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-120 Ft/ 5-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Diving was with guides; you could wander away, take photos, etc., but we stayed with the guide. "No touch, no gloves" but I used gloves with the finger tips hacked off and gentle subject repositioning occurred.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Rinse tanks on boats, large photo work room with charging space, rinse tank, etc.
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