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Dive Review of Siladen Resort & Spa in
Indonesia/North Sulawesi

Siladen Resort & Spa: "Concierge bottom time meets pampered time topside", Jun, 2018,

by Paul Selden, MI, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10738.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Siladen Resort & Spa recently won first place in The Best Dive Centres and Resorts in the World category, DIVE Travel Awards 2018, by DIVE (a UK-based publication). The resort has an international clientele, ranging from Asia to European to US during the week we were there. I can see why. As to diving, it is located in the Bunaken National Marine Park area, which has walls covered in healthy coral, macro photo ops like flatworms, nudibranch, hairy squat lobster, hairy shrimp plus larger fish such as bumphead parrotfish and Napoleon (humphead) wras ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving FL Keys, Bonaire, W Palm Beach, Vanc. I., Thetis I., CA, Saba, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Galapagos, Cozumel, Grand/Lil Cayman, Utila, Roatan, Andros, Turneffe Is., Palm I., Playa d Carmen, Ceyn-Akumal, Dominica, Holbox, Curacao, Union I., St. Eust., Providencia, Philippines, Borneo, Fiji, Indonesia
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Manado is a modern airport - no problems. Staff handled all our luggage. We rode in the resort's air conditioned van. Tranport to/from the tiny island of Siladen is handled by the resort's boats and staff. All pleasant and efficient.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 79-84°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions They wanted nominal buddies, but could more or less dive in a loose group once they got to know you. Bottom times were in the 60-70 minute range.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Boats were very roomy. The staff and crew are used to taking care of underwater photographers very well, and their facilities were great. The rinse tank water was always f ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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