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Dive Review of Blue Marine Diving/Damai Bungalows in
Indonesia

Blue Marine Diving/Damai Bungalows: "Solid diving but a lot of earthquake damage on the reef", Feb, 2019,

by Eileen J Councill, China, China (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10852.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Galapagos, Bali, Egypt, Philippines, Indonesia, Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Mozambique, South Africa, Hawaii, Pacific, Palau, Guam, Yap, Maldives, Lembeh Strait, Kenya, UAE, Oman
Closest Airport Denpasar Getting There Fly into Denpasar, van to one of several coastal locations that offers a ferry (Amed, Padang Bai, etc.) then ferry to the island.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time underwater but they were flexible with bottom time
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The dive shop makes no accommodation for cameras. There is no rinse tank, no camera tab ... 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 N/A
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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Gili Air is a ghost town at the moment. The earthquake six months ago on Lombok has significantly reduced tourism and it's offseason. The operators were literally sitting around waiting for customers. There were so few. My husband, daughter and I were the only ones on the boat for 3 days and I was the only customer one day. They still took me/us out. I was not impressed with the guide they gave us at the start. He seemed "bored" and even though I told him what I liked, I felt like I was looking harder than he was. Also, I couldn't keep up with him. My daughter is a new diver and learning how to conserve air, but to chase him underwater required enormous effort. Once I did catch him and asked him to slow down, he did and was much much better the rest of the dive days.

The boat is a wooden frame, comfortable with lots of space. With ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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