"Friendly, casual dive retreat with resident cats!"
A typical day includes waking up for a generous breakfast including coffee, tea, fresh tropical fruit, toast, and eggs cooked-to-order. The first dive boat leaves at about 8:30am after breakfast. The dive staff take care of your equipment and, because of "dolphin time", we are usually the first and only divers at the dive site. Diving the rainbow reef is beautiful but can be challenging due to strong currents and the tides. For best results, plan to visit around the half moon--not at full moon or new moon! After the first dive, tea and cookies are served during the surface interval. After the second morning dive, go back to your bure or tent for a quick, military-style shower (to conserve water) and head to the dining area for a wonderful lunch (with dessert!). Example lunches included chili con carne, club sandwiches, and pasta dishes. After lunch, everyone settles in for a siesta (I preferred an oceanfront hammock for mine) until about 4:30pm, when the electricity and Internet turn on for the evening. After a happy hour snack (e.g., rice balls and other fried goodies), an evening activity might occur like coconut bowling, kava, or crab races. Dinner is a 3-course experience including appetizer, main, and dessert (again!). The dishes are varied and typically include pork, chicken, or beef excellently prepared and served. Lovo night is not to be missed! Sunday is low-key (no dives) and the spa is excellent! A great staff that welcomes guests!
Karen from San Jose, CA