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Dive Review of Siladen Resort in
Indonesia/Bunaken

Siladen Resort, Sep, 2005,

by Joe Puglia, Fl, USA . Report 2058.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Thailand, Palau, Solomon Islands, Egypt, Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max 130 Dive computer
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments No bucket on boat but there is a large area to keep cameras safe

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Siladen Resort and Spa is in Bunaken Marine Park making it very convenient for diving the Park. The reefs are the healthiest I've seen. The walls are breath taking with great coral fields for doing your safety stop. The variety of tropical fish is unbelievable. Besides all the fish you'll see Pygmy Sea Horses, Ghost Pipefish and an endless varity of shrimp. This is a great place to dive. The currents can be a little tricky though. There's even muck diving available. Popo Island had fantastic muck diving with a full collection of the odd and unbelievable including one coral head with five Leaf Scorpions on it. We even found a Splendid Sea Moth.

The dive boats are large wooden vessels with plenty of room for everything. They are very comfortable, easy to get off of and get on. The dives are all guided in groups no larger than four divers; very nice! The crew and staff can't do enough for you! They simply do a great job plus you can dive your computer and yur entire tank.

The resort is fantastic! The rooms were large cottage types, most overlooking the beach and onto the mountains. The spa was great. The restaurant and the food were five star. The facilties are well kept. The staff is at you beckon call starting from the airport, onto the boat for the ride to the resort up until you return to the airport.

This is simply a great island paradise to vacation and dive. We will definitely return. I can't recommend it enough! We coupled this with a trip to Kunkungen Bay Resort, Lembeh Strait.
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