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Dive Review of Kasawari Lembeh in
Indonesia/Lembeh Strait

March, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Rickie Sterne/Chrisanda Butto, AR, US
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports, with 7 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7566
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas,Bay Islands,Belize,Bonaire,Caymans,Cozumel,Turks&Caicos,Sea of
Cortez,GBR.Fiji,Truk,Yap,Palau,other areas of Indonesia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
We chose to stay with our dive guide, who was finding lots of cool stuff. 
We were not on a tight lead, although safe diving was emphasized.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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     KLR offers the best facilities for underwater photographers we have
ever enjoyed.  Each camera rig is placed in a sturdy plastic crate and
travels from camera room to rinse tank to boat and back again in that
crate.  As soon as a crew member on the boat takes a camera from 
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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     We were grateful divers when we arrived at Kasawari Lembeh Resort and
delighted divers when we left.  Our gratitude is explained by events of
last fall.  We had been scheduled to dive for twelve days at KLR September
past.  Otic barotrauma compelled us to cancel our stay on three days'
notice.  The management at KLR generously said that we could use our
package any time within the next six months.  So we added another week to
our diving and headed for North Sulawesi in mid-March.  Our departing
delight requires more elaboration.
     First, there is the pleasure of simply staying at KLR.  The villas are
spacious, immaculate, and well appointed.  The comfortable beds and nice
linens help us aging divers enjoy our holiday.  There was more storage
space than we could fill with our admittedly small dive wardrobes.  The
question for me in the afternoons was whether to read on the settle inside
the villa or on the one on the porch with the view of the beautifully
landscaped grounds and the strait.  There is a desk for logging all those
amazing dives and setting up the laptop to download photos.  Two large
bottles of water are replaced daily, and those of us who are extremely
thirsty could get our bottles refilled in the bar ad libidem.  The villa's
bathroom was huge, offering both indoor and outdoor showers with good water
pressure and plenty of hot water. KLR provides a full range of good quality
toiletries-shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.  (I am not
obsessed with lotions and potions; I just like to k
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