Minggu, 29 Juni 2008

Living Colours Dive Resort Bunaken

Small dive resort with relaxed atmosphere. The fully equipped dive centre is on the beach between the jungle and the mangroves, run by dedicated, environmentally conscious dive professionals. Our crew is a group of experienced local Captains and Divemasters, and European Padi Instructors.

Living Colours Diving, Bunaken IslandThe bungalows accommodate two people. They are equipped with a double or two single beds, fan, mosquito net, bamboo, coconut and rattan furniture, and western bathroom with running water. Our well-appointed kitchen serves Indonesian and western dishes three times a day. Barbeques on the beach-front are a must! Coffee and tea are available all day long

Accommodation and Transfer

On the island you have the choice amongst a number of homestays, with rates starting at around Rp. 50 000 per day and person incl. fullboard. If you only go for the cheapest option don't complain afterwards if the water in your mandi (bathroom) doesn't get filled up regularly, or food isn't quite as nice as you had hoped for. Life in North Sulawesi in general isn't as cheap as in other regions of Indonesia, and most things on Bunaken have to be brought in from Manado. Depending on the season even fish can be pretty expensive. Better think twice before you try to bargain down prices which are already cheap; for the locals it could mean the difference between being able to eat 3 or only 2 meals a day, or buying school books for the children or not.
Some of the dive operations on Bunaken are offering more upmarket accommodation with running water ((Living Colours) and even hot showers (Cha Cha Nature Resort).