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Dive Review of LumbaLumba Diving in

LumbaLumba Diving: "LumbaLumba Diving", Jun, 2015,

by Mike Groarke, MI, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8244.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Second trip there in three months. A small resort run by an Dutch expat couple. She does the gardens and he the diving. This started with us looking for a economical 1 week trip easily traveled from Singapore. Pick up and drop off at the airport is provided. Rental equipment is available. Divers are mainly European but the staff all speak English. No instructor on staff at present. The diving is done from a comfortable boat and lunch is on the boat. You can dive out at the islands (Bunaken Marine Park) or along the local shore line. Generally two dives in the park and one along the shore on the way back. We like it because you can get the ocean diving out at the islands and on the way back do a critter dive. There is a local house reef you can dive from shore as well. We lucked out with minimal current this time but it normally is flowing along the walls. Accommodation is in individual chalets and WiFi is available but slow sometimes. Power is European (two round prongs) so bring an extra multi plug. Power does go out but they had a generator. Food is good, you pick your lunch and they have it on the boat the next day. There is a chamber available locally in the Manado area. Shore tours are available for your day off. Recommend the local inland market tour.

High-lite of the week for me was seeing an absolutely huge Thresher shark out at the park down at 105' It came out of the blue to look at us then quickly swam off. Linda got the pic.

We will be going back next year.

Websites LumbaLumba Diving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Gulf of Mexico, South East Asia, Indian Ocean
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Easy access, flights from Singapore, KL, or Jakarta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft & 1 hr.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Separate tank provided on the boat and a large table. No separate shore camera room, we did everything in our room and found it OK. Bring an extra universal plug.
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