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Dive Review of Nomad Divers in
Indonesia/Bangka Island

Nomad Divers: "Remote location, Good diving", Oct, 2016,

by Lisa C. Evans, CO, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 9914.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This resort is quite remote, in a bay on the southeast side of the island (west of Mimpi Indah resort.) Very basic beachfront resort with small open air dining and lounge area. Cabins are back in the forest, with mosquito netting and lights and fans from a generator which runs from 11am to bedtime. Cabins are quite comfortable - cool enough at night when we were there in mid-September. Having fans and lights a little later would have been nice, but it wasn't a big deal. Take a flashlight!

Food was basic - no fruit for breakfast and not a lot of variety, but adequate for such a remote place.

Diving is done from a tender that has plenty of room. The dives that were close by to the west were just so-so. Dives to the south and to the northeast were great. The far north site, Batu Gosoh, was amazing. We also did a day trip to Lembeh and had a great dive on the Sulawesi mainland on the way back from that- Batu Mandi.

Note: Checking the website, I see that there are new owners. These folks were actually there visiting when we were there - they seemed like wonderful people, with lots of experience in the dive industry.
Websites Nomad Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving GBR, Philippines x 5, Raja Ampat x 3, Komodo, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Lembeh, Caribbean, Bali, Palau, Yap, Red Sea, Maldives, Ambon, etc
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Fly to Manado from Singapore or Jakarta/Denpasar, van from the airport to the north coast of Sulawesi, resort boat to the resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stayed with the guide.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 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]
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