Bira Dive Camp is for those people who love scuba diving, don’t want to be ‘part of the crowd’ and like staying and diving ‘well off the beaten track’. At the moment, Bira Dive Camp are just about the only diving center in the area. However, with so many happy customers and word getting out that the diving here is as good as everyone says, and this ‘honeymoon period’ won’t last long. Indonesia is developing fast and it makes sense that the locals and authorities are building roads and infrastructure all over the country, including this corner of Sulawesi. At the moment Bira Dive Camp has the place to themselves and can easily transport guests from Makassar airport to the wonderful, brand-new bamboo bungalows on the beach. From there, the dive boats take the divers out for three dives every day, diving at fantastic dive sites, and doing so without another boat in sight. On their second day after opening, they saw lots of sharks, including hammerheads. The marine life here at Bira really is something to behold, and it won’t be long before there are more roads and more dive centers - and more divers. That may be good for the local economy and the visitors, but for those who like the place to themselves, it will be a disappointing end to a wonderful spell.
At the moment, diving in Indonesia doesn’t get much better than at Bira Dive Camp. And the prices are incredibly competitive, too. Divers can choose how many days they’d like to stay, with three dives per day. With an average price of just $100 per day, with meals and diving included, it really is almost too good to be true. The prices below include accommodation and all meals during your stay. In addition, you get an extra night’s accommodation with every pacakage.