David and Anita recently travelled with us to Sulawesi and Raja Ampat, here’s what they had to say about their trip.
”Yes all expectations were surpassed with KBR and Misool. Starting with KBR, an excellent hotel with faultless service. We got upgraded to one of the main cottages which was very nice. We were told when we arrived that KBR doesn’t do “buffet” but instead you end up with a huge menu from which everything is cooked fresh. The location on Lembeh Straits was perfect with all dive sites in 5-15min boat ride and heaven only knows how the dive guides spot what they do. The dive centre managers were very knowledgeable especially if you wanted to discuss macro photography and overall I would rate the standard of the boats/equipment as good.
Moving onto Misool, it’s fair to say that the trip is not for the faint hearted but what you are rewarded with is well worth it. Pristine corals with a volume and variety of fish which was mindblowing – on the same dive I went from photoing 1cm pygmy seahorses up to a 16ft Manta! Again the dive master (which all seem to come from Manado) were excellent and made sure every dive was a memory to take away. The dive centre managers were excellent (2 marine biologists) whose enthusiasm for the area rubbed off on all. They are working on a project around the Manta’s in the area which too be honest I think they could do more marketing of.
The Misool resort itself is a hidden treasure with large comfy rooms and plenty of outside personal space. The food although not up to the standards of KBR in terms of variety was still tasty and plentiful.
In terms of the itinerary you put together it was perfect – all I could wish was that it was longer. The flights and hotel transfers were seamless – the only leg I would mention is that the return leg from Misool to Sarong took 8 hours instead of the expected 3.5 hours due to boat problems. Apparently Misool are in the process of leasing their own boat (a faster 4 engine boat) rather than the subcontract they currently do.
I think your website is one of the best I have seen and your communication throughout the booking process was first class. In this case I’m not sure where you could have improved the service”
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