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Dive Review of Sanctum Dive Indonesia in
Indonesia/Una Una Volcano Togean Island

Sanctum Dive Indonesia: "Amazing", Jan, 2019,

by Andrew Joseph, Ampana, ID ( 1 report). Report 10828.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments It was very far trip but worth every penny.
To reach the Una Una volcano took a lot of determination. The flights only good connection from Jakarta to Ampana via Palu. Only lion air flies this route however from Ampana to Una Una you can take direct boat for 3 million rupiahs.
People at Sanctum helps organize everything for the transfer all you have to do is send them a whatsapp message.
After 48 hours of travel we arrived in the middle of the jungle in the tomini bay. Super remote.
Resorts is clean and basic. We are diving in the short distances from the resort and the sea is full of schools of fishes and macro life.
Barracuda schools jackfishes school tuna school, eagle rays and beautiful corals all over the place.
Price is relatively cheap for stay and diving.
Resort manager Anni and Teresa is hospitable and dive guide is mostly attentive for macro stuff.
We really enjoyed the place and the dive. However the trip there have to be planned perfectly. It can be quite the hassle
Websites Sanctum Dive Indonesia   [same]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Thailand, Vietnam, Bali
Closest Airport VPM Ampana Getting There Fly to Gorontalo or Ampana. And from there take boat to go to Togean island

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 28-30°C / 82-86°F Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 20-30 M / 66-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Macro photography is amazing we have seen halimeda ghostpipefishes and nudibranches of many kind. However the rarest of rare is not found while we are there. Resort provide power on request of camera charging or when the sun is out solar panel is working
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