The only local family owned dive centre we could find. The guys that run it are great, they make sure your baggage doesn't get wet on the boat to the island, they'll have a chat and if you have any wishes or requests, they jump for you. The tanks unfortunately were 6 months older than they're meant to be but the rest of the equipment was in good shape, but also check your orings. Roben is very respectful to the native wildlife, he knows his reefs and currents better than I expected anyone could. Being a new diver and hearing stories about down currents and other scary situations, while the tanks I can consider overlooking, tide and current situations are very important. There is even a dive that has 3 different currents that push you through separate sections that he can co-ordinate to be a drift dive. The currents here are strong at times, it's best to have a reef hook and signal float. I suggest you come here with a waterproof torch too, the amount you can see just in a night snorkel is great! The food was simple but delicious. You could tell there were 2 cooks though, one went all out! The other kind of just fed you, but we were never left hungry. There is a bucket shower and a squatter toilet in the beautiful jungle, but it's great, really humbling, the whole humbling place means a lot of wild life around and that it's still quite connected to nature which was our purpose here, just open your eyes and the cool bugs, lizards, marsupials. But don't go if you need aircon or a fan. Beware of cone fish too, we saw them everywhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Simple but comfortable beach bungalows settled in a nice garden in front of a beautiful beach. Over the water restaurant with delicious meals. On site Dive center with professional instructors. Amazing house reef and coral garden. Local Papua and international multilingual staff will make your stay unforgettable ... more less