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Dive Review of Tasik Divers/Tasik Ria Resort in
Indonesia/Sulawesi

Tasik Divers/Tasik Ria Resort, Apr, 2013,

by Mark Rosenstein, MA, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 6964.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The walls of Bunaken are in good shape and nice to dive. But crowding 24 of us onto one boat for an all-day outing was just too much of a cattle boat to call this good diving. They divided us into smaller groups (national park rules say no more than 4 guests with a guide, but we had groups of 5) each with a guide, but the groups went into the water so close together that there was a crowd on the reef. Our guide (Jeffry) was good, but the dive management had some real communication problems with their staff and the rest of the resort. The rooms and the grounds were nice, and there was a good variety of food. My dive buddy is a strict vegetarian who confirmed months in advance that they could meet her needs, yet her arrival was a surprise and the first day's dive boat had no lunch for her.
Websites Tasik Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Komodo, Australia, Galapagos, Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy 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 60 minutes, group had to stay together with guide
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Boats go out for all three dives without returning to the resort. There is no opportunity to charge or change lenses during the day. Last minute decisions were made on destinations, resulting in dragging a wide-angle setup around in the muck. They have a nice camera room at the resort, though it has no A/C or even ventilation, resulting in sweltering heat so that I dripped sweat onto the ants in my housing.
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