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Dive Review of Sea Rovers Dive Centre/Adi Assri Resort in
Indonesia/West Bali

Sea Rovers Dive Centre/Adi Assri Resort, Oct, 2010,

by Judith Kendall, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 5820.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments An agent with Peter Hughes travel agency had never heard of any dive
resorts in West Bali. We booked this resort after consulting Undercurrents website.

We stayed in a villa for 10-days. It included a private pool, two separated bedrooms and living room complete with full size refrigerator and ample bottled water. Our villa would be ideal for families traveling with children. The resort had weekly entertainment, massage and spa facility and dive company on the premises. Babysitting services were available upon request.

Sea Rovers Dive Co. was not notified by the resort of our intention to dive each day. We could have contacted them directly if we had known to do so. In any case, owner Paul Turley, adapted us into his already crowded booking schedule. We were able to dive every day but one.

The diving was great with many interesting dive locations including
daily trips to Menjangan Island for a full day of diving and lunch as part of its itinerary. We dove sites where the local fishing community and marine conservationists are working together to further restore fish habitats and reef areas. On steel structures, they have planted coral gardens. They are already exhibiting signs of growth because it is hooked up to solar panels for additional sun exposure.

Another impressive diving area is called "Temple Gardens". It's 100 fts deep at the beginning but well worth it. Again the locals have resurrected a beautiful underwater temple. It has an archway which leads into an area where they have installed gods, goddesses, deities and even animals on pedestals. What a sight to see huge bumpheads swimming around them.

We will return again. And think the diving in West Bali is much better than East Bali.

The resort itself needs to work on its kitchen. The food preparation and presentation are not good compared to other resort restaurants. I think they could give their guests a higher quality of fare. We found a good local restaurant which we enjoyed. It was a short walk from the resort.

We enjoyed our stay and even found pleasure in the 4-hour drive over the mountains to get there.
Websites Sea Rovers Dive Centre   Adi Assri Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Fiji, Hawaii, Komodo, Mexico, Palau,
Raja Ampat, Red Sea, Sipdan, Sulawesi, Yap
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Safety and Conservation
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Photographers were each responsible for their own equipment. No services were provided.
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