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Dive Review of Divers Lodge Lembeh in
Indonesia/Lembeh Strait

January, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Judith & Michael Ruhm, NH, U.S.A.
Report Number 2344
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Thailand, Maldives, Philippines, Malaysia, Honduras, Bonaire, U.A.E., Oman
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
Water Temp
25   to 29    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
6   to 15    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deeper than 30 meters, do not touch,   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Rinse tank on board the boat. Staff will carry camera equipment back to
your room, where you can rerinse in tank in your room, download photo's
ect. Availablity to charge strobes, batteries, etc. in your room and at the
community house. A photographer's paradise!
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
Wow! Diving was fantastic - muck diving at its finest. The dive guide asks
what you are looking to see and will take you to the sites where you will
see what you want, such as pygmy seahorses, ghost pipefish, ornate ghost
pipefish, flambouyant cuttlefish, mimick octopus, fireclam, seahorses, nudi
branches and more.
Food was very good, providing you appreciate local cuisine. Do not come
here expecting hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza. The local staff prepares
wonderful local cuisine with pomme frite each night at dinner as the owner
is Dutch. Breakfast is local with fruit, crepes, eggs and nasi goreng. Very
good and all fresh! Meals are served family style. The staff is remarkably
helpful and friendly. There is a free laundry service and internet use. The
most guests you will encounter is 9 others, as there are only 5
guesthouses. This is a diver's paradise. If you are looking for luxury and
spa-like facilities, this is not the place for you. If you just need a
clean place to crash and extraordinary diving for a reasonable price with
helpful, friendly staff - this is the place for you. Dive boats are well
maintained and comfortable with a toilet on some boats. Nitrox is available
for an extra charge.
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