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Dive Review of Under Water Tribe/Melasti Beach Bungalows Amed/ Liber in

Under Water Tribe/Melasti Beach Bungalows Amed/ Liber: "Fantastic muck dives and critter photography", Nov, 2018,

by Joseph Daniel Horovatin, BC, CA ( 2 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10769 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments As a senior diver, almost 79 years old, this is my fourth season diving with Under Water Tribe on a private dive itinerary focusing on shore muck diving and under water photography. Accompanied with my daughter we participated in 27 dives from the shore and/or jukung at a variety of dive sites in the Amed and Tulamben areas. Our dive guide, Parman, is an excellent critter finder. We were provided opportunities to photograph about a dozen different nudibranchs and flatworms, many Gobies and their burrowing shrimp partners, crabs, shrimps and tiny octopus and frogfish and various other critters almost invisible to my aging eyes.
The care and support given to me by Parman and our driver, Komang, to negotiate entry and exit over slippery rocks and/or loose sand ensured the safe fun dives that I was able to enjoy. This care on entry into the water was extended to the focus on safe diving once in and under the water. For aging divers who would appreciate a little more personal assistance with their diving the Under Water Tribe staff and management offer a 5 star service.
Websites Under Water Tribe   Melasti Beach Bungalows Amed/ Liber

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Northern Pacific off Vancouver Island, Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, Indonesia
Closest Airport Ngurah Rai, Denpasar Getting There Vancouver, BC via Hong Kong
Relatively easy flight with short stop over in Hong Kong connecting to Denpasar, Bali. However the leg Vancouver-Hong Kong is a 13-14 hour flight.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 75-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15-40 Ft/ 5-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments The diving arrangement on this trip was pickup service at the resort and transport to the particular dive sites. Setup for UWPs was not applicable as UWT is independent of the resorts at which we stayed. However, water-tight canvas camera bags were supplied for transporting camera gear and filled with rinse water on location if camera rinse tanks were not available. The bags remained with us on return to the resort for more thorough rinsing there. Setup at the resorts was essentially a desk or table in the room as our arrangement with UWT was independent of our accommodation.
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