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Dive Review of Siladen Resort in
Indonesia/Bunaken

Siladen Resort: "Well worth returning to.", Jul, 2018,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 54 reports with 22 Helpful votes). Report 10520 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Fiji, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Bali, Banda Sea), Philippines, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Fly to either Jakarta or Bali and then get a flight to Manado. Jakarta is generally cheaper than Bali and has direct flights to Manado while you may have to make an intermediate stop if you are flying from Bali. You will be picked up at the Manado airport and driven around an hour to the coast north of Manado where you will take a short boat ride to Siladen.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't run out of air or have your computer go into deco.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The boat crew handled our cameras very carefully. The on-shore camera room was BIG. There were rinse tanks outside t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments My dive buddy and I were scheduled to go to Lembeh for a trip organized by Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock to dive with Drs. Gerry Allen and Mark Erdmann. He convinced me that we needed to spend some time at another location to make going through the pain of flying all that way more worthwhile. He suggested Siladen Resort, which I had never been to, but had heard good things about. Plus, I knew Ana and Miguel, the young couple who r ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Duane Silversteinin CA, US at Oct 08, 2018 18:42 EST  
Thanks for another thoughtful review, David. Duane S.
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