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Dive Review of alamBatu in
Indonesia/Tulamben

alamBatu: "Great resort for divers and non-divers alike", May, 2018,

by Dennis A McCrea, WA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10285.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Bahamas, Dominica, Belize, Bonaire, Roatan, Cozumel, Hawaii, Philippines, California, Florida, Washington, Virgin Islands, Fiji
Closest Airport Denpsar Bali Getting There We used EVA Air with a flight out of Seattle connecting through Taipei - other airlines also provide service

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Unsupervised shore diving restrictions suggested staying at recreational limits. Guided boat dives were usually limited to 1 hour and max depth of 100 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The boats have no camera rinse tanks and cameras are just placed on the floors or tank racks. ... 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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The long travel time to get here was expected and we planned accordingly. Arrived in Bali 4 days before we transferred to the resort, and spent 4 nights in Ubud to get rested and adjusted to the time change.

The resort picked us up in an air conditioned van at our Ubud hotel on time, and had cool filtered water in environmentally friendly metal containers for our 2 1/2 hour ride to the resort.

The driver gave us information about the island and possible tours available as he drove us to the resort.

On arrival we were greeted by Danny (the resort manager) and Susan (the dive operations manager), along with other staff members. We were provided with a refreshing frozen fruit drink while we were given an orientation and information about the resort.

The resort is very environmentally "green" - straw ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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