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Dive Review of Kungkungan Bay Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh Strait

Kungkungan Bay Resort, Nov, 2013,

by Sheri Sandes, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 7454.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments An important note - if you travel via Singapore, you may want to collect your luggage and transfer to Silk air on your own. We arrived in Manado (closest airport to Lembeh Strait), without luggage because we trusted Silk to transfer the luggage per the Silk Air website, and though we were given money to buy incidentals, there was nowhere to buy at the resort, and the town nearby leaves a bit to be desired if you are looking for clothes for Americans or Europeans. Once at Kungkungan Bay Resort the staff was wonderful, we were given a resort orientation, then taken to our rooms, the staff brings the luggage to your room for you. Once you unpack your dive gear, just leave it on your porch the next morning for the dive staff to collect, then you never touch it again, until they deliver it back to your room at the end of your stay.

The diving was incredible, a bit of coral, a wreck or two, and ALOT of muck. The dive staff asks that you put a wish list of critters on the eraser board, and will do their best to check everything off for you.. blue ring octopus, Mimic Octopus, Tons of shrimps, crabs, Hairy frogfish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Cardinals, etc etc etc....

The restaurant had a great staff, the food is their own interpretation of international favorites, and open 24/7.

We had a deluxe beach front room and it was great, the bed was comfortable, there was a little couch, coffee table, desk, wardrobe, and full bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, and separate shower. The room staff kept the room clean and bug free the entire stay.

A overall wonderful trip and we plan to go back!

Websites Kungkungan Bay Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Truk, Palau, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Yap, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, etc
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-30 Ft/ 8-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive times were limited to about an hour and a half
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments The resort has a stand alone camera storage, cleaning area, and their own rinse tank. There is also a desk in your room and a table outside for most rooms if you choose not to use the camera room.
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