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Dive Review of Kungkungan Bay Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh

Kungkungan Bay Resort: "Engaging dives, kind staff, excellent for vegetarians!", May, 2018,

by Angela Richards Dona, HI, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10406 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia: Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Philippines: Tubbataha, Southern Visayas and Honda Bay, Micronesia, Fiji, Egyptian Red Sea, Hawaii, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Cozumel, etc.
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Honolulu to Tokyo to Jakarta to Manado. Long but easy.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 24 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 2 to 10 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Viz was almost always a challenge so diving close to guide was imperative.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 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 Large room for gear set up, basic bucket on boat. Staff was helpful when needed. ... 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 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Our stay at Kungkungan was most enjoyable. This was our first stop on a two week holiday to North Sulawesi with Bunaken to follow. While I generally prefer a liveaboard holiday, this resort and the dive operation were excellent in many ways. The wonderful staff, from the servers to the dive guides and boat helpers, were helpful, pleasant, and competent. The muck diving was also more engaging than I expected since I generally like to see healthy coral reefs when I pay to dive. The food was quite good and the waitstaff not only allowed special vegetarian food orders, they encouraged us to order what we liked.

EAT
As a strict vegetarian, Iím used to getting the short end of the stick on diving holidays and itís getting old. There is no vegetarian discount although we are definitely not treated the same. Iím so very tired of watching meat-eaters get a choice of several food items while I have to eat the poorly planned vegetable plate or crappy pasta or whatever food torture the generally unaccomplished chef gives me. I had never gotten a choice of vegetarian food ite ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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