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Dive Review of Black Sands, NAD Lembeh in
Indonesia/Lembeh Straits

Black Sands, NAD Lembeh: "Lembeh report for two resorts, Black Sands and NAD Lembeh", Nov, 2014,

by Deborah Berglund, MT, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8197.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indo, Phil, Red Sea, carib, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Galapagos
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Through Manado, then long car ride.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions dives usually about 70 minutes, no deco dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Black Sands was good, the trip organizer was very helpful. NAD Lembeh had the best camera room I have ever s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments These were my second and third trips to Lembeh. In Nov we stayed at Black Sands. It was only ok, the rooms nice but weird layout. The food was pretty bad even for Indonesian food. In general the diving was not as good as my previous trip but there were a few totally spectacular dives. The staff was almost unfriendly, the dive guides did not do anything to go out of their way. There was service for me tha ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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