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Dive Review of Bastianos in
Indonesia/Sulewesi/Bunaken

Bastianos : "Bastianos Dive Resort - Bunaken", May, 2018,

by Henry O Ziller, Colorado, USA (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10492.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Throughout the Caribbean and Central America, Micronesia, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Tanzania, Australia, and Fiji.
Closest Airport Manado Getting There We flew from Colorado to Tokyo to Bangkok, to Denpasar (Bali)and then through Jakarta to Manado. Garuda Airlines cancelled our direct flight from Denpasar to Manado two weeks before our trip. Lion Air flys direct from Denpasar to Manado and there are direct flights from Singapore.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth was given at dive briefing and time was given at one hour although we exceeded that on most dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Camera room is at the resort. There is a camera only bucket on the boat but some of the really large setups will not fit. ... 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 5 stars
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Comments On this trip we spent 7 nights at Bastianos – Lembeh Resort before being transferred to Bastianos Dive Resort – Bunaken (https//:www.bastianos.com) The transfer from Lembeh requires a 15 minute boat ride to Bitung, then a car ride for about an hour, then a 45 minute boat ride from Manado’s main port on the north side of the island of Sulawesi. The driver stopped at a pharmacy and ATM along the way for us.
The managers at Bunaken are Mike and Cora. The resort has 9 Standard Rooms and 2 Budget Rooms with fan only for cooling at the hill-side and are situated close to the restaurant and pool. They also have 17 Superior Rooms with A/C at beachfront with great views of the open ocean and the beautiful sunset near Manado Tua Mountain. The rooms at this resort are similar to the rooms at the Lembeh location with a queen size bed, dresser with a portion for hanging clothes and four shelves. There is a rack in the room to hang things to dry, and one outside. The bathroom has a shower, sink with some counter space and western toilet. The A/C worked fine but did shut off every once in a wh ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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