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  • Southeast Asia: Getting There
      BALI MALAYSIA SANGALAKI THAILAND LEMBEH STRAIT
    (Sulawesi)
    Best Time to Visit The lightest rainfall is received in June and July, with the dry season occurring April through September. Rainy season is April through June and September through December, but diving is available year-round. March through November are dry months. Rainy season is December through February but still diveable. November through March is the dry season when seas are moderate with good visibility. Summer is mid-March through May, and the seas are flat. Slight fluctuation in temperatures, from 75F to 85F, make Lembeh an ideal diving destination year-round.
    Climate Temperatures average 86F with high humidity at sea level. Water temperature averages 80F year-round. Tropical humid. Temperatures averaging in the upper 80s(F). Water remains 80F year-round. Tropical warm and humid, with water temperatures maintaining 82F. Temperatures generally range between 75F and 90F. Water temperatures are typically 80F to 82F, but can sink as low as 75F, depending on the season. Temperatures topside average in the mid 80s(F) during the day and the mid 70s(F) at night. Water temperatures remain between 78F and 82F year-round.
    Exchange Rate
    *rate at present time
    One U.S. dollar equals 8,433.12* Rupiah (IDR). U.S. currency is easily accepted. One U.S. dollar equals 3.79* Malaysia Ringgit (MYR). U.S. currency accepted at most dive resorts. Credit cards readily accepted. One U.S. dollar equals 8,433.12* Rupiah (IDR). The U.S. dollar is easily accepted at Sangalaki Dive Lodge, but not in Indonesia. One U.S. dollar equals 8,433.12* Rupiah (IDR). U.S. currency is not easily accepted. One U.S. dollar equals 38.5* Bahts (THB). U.S. currency is accepted at Kungkungan Bay Resort.
    Time Difference Bali is 12 hours ahead of eastern standard time. Malaysia is 12 hours ahead of eastern standard time. Sangalaki is 12 hours ahead of eastern standard time. Thailand is 12 hours ahead of eastern standard time. Sulawesi is 12 hours ahead of eastern standard time.
    Contacts Bali Board of Tourism
    (21) 386-0934

    Land-based Diving:
    Bali Diving Agency
    62 361 735 284
    www.diving
    paradise.com

    e-mail:
    sales@
    diving
    paradise.com


    Bali Hai Diving Adventures
    62 361 724 062
    e-mail:
    diverse@
    indosat.net.id


    Hotel Aneka Lovina
    62 362 411 212
    www.indo.com/
    hotels/aneka_lovina/
    index.html

    e-mail:
    ank_lovina@
    denpasar.wasantara.
    net.id


    Mas Lovina Beach Cottages
    62 362 41237
    e-mail:
    maslovina@
    bali-paradise.com


    Spice Dive
    62 362 41305
    www.damai.com/
    spicedive

    e-mail:
    spicedive@
    singaraja.wanantara.
    net.id
    Malaysia Tourism
    Promotion Board
    (213) 689-1530
    www.tourism.gov.my
    e-mail:
    tourism@
    tourism.gov.my


    Land-based Diving:
    Adventure Diving
    (800) 443-0799
    www.adventure
    express.com


    Borneo Adventure
    (082) 245-275
    www.jaring.my/av/
    borneoadventure


    Borneo Divers
    (6088) 222-226
    www.jaring.my/
    bdivers

    e-mail: bdivers@
    po.jaring.my

    Indonesian Tourist
    Promotion Office
    (213) 387-2078
    www.indonesia
    tourism.com


    Land-based Diving:
    Adventure Diving
    (800) 443-0799
    www.adventure
    express.com


    Borneo Adventure
    (082) 245-275
    www.jaring.my/av/
    borneo
    adventure


    Borneo Divers
    (6088) 222-226
    www.jaring.my/bdivers
    e-mail:
    bdivers@
    po.jaring.my

    Thailand Authority of Tourism
    (800) THAILAND
    www.tourism
    thailand.org


    Land-based Diving:
    Aquasports
    66-26-621-417
    e-mail:
    aquaone@
    dive-
    aquasports.com


    Atlantis Adventure
    66-76-344-850
    www.atlantis@
    asia.com
    e-mail:
    info@atlantis-
    asia.com


    Dive Asia
    66-76-330-598
    www.dive
    asia.com

    e-mail:
    info@
    diveasia.com


    Dive Asia Pacific
    66-27-128-188
    e-mail:
    info@dive-
    asiapacific.com


    Fantasea Divers, Phuket
    (800) 443-0799
    www.fantasea.net
    e-mail:
    info@
    fantasea.net


    Scuba Cat Diving
    66-76-293-120
    www.scubacat.com
    e-mail:
    reply@
    scubacat.com


    Thailand Live-aboards:
    Pelagian
    (800) 962-0395
    www.dive-
    asiapacific.com


    Aqua One
    (303) 652-2357
    www.dive-aqualine.com
    e-mail:
    aquaone@
    bigplanet.com

    The Junk June Hong Chian Lee
    66-76-342-186
    www.thejunk.com
    e-mail:
    info@
    thejunk.com


    Genesis Live-aboards
    66-76-280-607
    e-mail:
    info@genesis/
    phuket.com
    Land-based Diving:
    KBR (Kungkungan Bay Resort)
    (925) 825-1939
    www.kung
    kungan.com

    e-mail:
    info@
    kungkungan.com


    Sulawesi Live-aboards:
    Southeast Asia Live-aboards
    www.sealive
    aboards.com

    Time Travel in Sangalaki | Images of Lembeh Straits | Siamese Seas
    Bali's Deer Island | Diving Across Malaysia | Southeast Asia: Getting There | Index