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Dive Review of Thalassa Dive Center in
Indonesia/North Sulawesi

Thalassa Dive Center, Jul, 2009,

by Gary Krippendorf, CA, USA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports). Report 5030.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, Cozumel, Curacao, Dominica, Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Roatan, Sea of Cortez, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 3 to 5 minute safety stop, come back with 500 psi in tank, max depth 110 feet
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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I use a digital point-and-shoot system so I do not need any shore facilities other than power to recharge batteries.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Wonderful dive sites that have healthy corals, lots of fish, and more variety of sea life than any other place I have been. It is a long way to go from the USA, but well worth it. I have been to this same resort in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 as well as this 2009 trip. I plan to go again in 2010.

This year the number of people staying at the resort was significantly fewer than each of my prior trips. All five of my trips have been in July and August, so the decline was not seasional, but most likly doe to the weak world economy.

Please see my earlier Undercurrent reviews for additional information.
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