Overall being by Indonesia three times and Thailand twice on dive trip I must say I had great diving there however not great stay at all, hopefully if they can improve on below comments which may give me enough reason to come back again!?
I was welcomed with a surprise that they cannot provide Nitrox tanks however in correspondents I was told it is available, and highly recommended dive Nitrox there!
Guides tend to know the area very well but only certified as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver; being PADI Pro. Didn’t mind however in case of any dive accident I am not sure they are trained to rescue any diver!?
I dived with two dive guides during my stay Shandy was much better than the other one.
Boat crew seems careless about divers or not been properly trained as I and Shandy (Dive Guide) were left on the surface for 30 min. while we signal with SMB on safety stop as well as at the surface with whistle! Knowing condition / currents can be very rough I did not have good feeling at all!
The resort is fairly old and not in great condition since I had time to have look around some other resorts nearby and saw them in much better condition.
Rooms are equipped with fan only however due to humidity I suggest you need A/C but not provided in Froggies.
Hot Water is available; remember water is somehow salty water not only in Froggies but whole Island.
Drinking water will be in jar and glass in the room and refilled everyday, I did not like this and I found one small lizard in the jar (No Joking)!
Food is all local Indonesian not great (I had better Indonesia food elsewhere) plus most of the times served cold and very small dish!
Tea and Coffee is available in living room (the main hall) all the time, sugar is having small ants in it so you can have you tea / coffee with sugar + ant or no sugar!!
Staffs are nice but hardly speak English, apart from Benny (GM) and Chris (Dive Instructor) who both speak few languages! I must say Benny is very helpful man!
Free laundry service however I tried my laundry on first day, given them White colour and received in Grey!
Wi-Fi is free but speed is not great at all! Took me three days to book my hotel in Jakarta!
There is no TV, no Music and no Bar in whole resort, seems like it is banned for the resort to have such thing by management? However a bit of music (any kind of music) would make whole place a bit lively.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Froggies Divers is a small dive resorts and eco-friendly PADI operation on Bunaken and Lembeh Island.We try to make it a home away from home and many of our guests also become friends. Our main concern is to offer a very personal service and exceptional diving. The groups are small, no more than 4 guests per guide . We take good care not only of our divers but also of preserving marine life. All our boats are equipped with Oxygen, First Aid and safety standard procedure.With the help of our experienced crew and our Indonesian English speaking dive guides we try to make the operation run as smoothly as possible.In order to show you all the riches of our underwater world we choose long, slow and relaxed dives; no need to go very deep, most of the beauties are well above the 30m, and we like to take long long safety stops, while admiring the upper part of the reef. Your dive time is limited by your air consumption, you will be underwater for at least from 60 - 75 minutes on most of your dives. ... more less