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Dive Review of Kasawari Lembeh in
Indonesia/Lembeh Straits

Kasawari Lembeh, Sep, 2010,

by Daniel O. Benson, OR, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 5697.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Malaysia, Hawaii, Pacific Northwest and Klamath Falls!
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Advisable but not mandatory to stay w/divemaster, since they could find the stuff
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 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
UW Photo Comments Huge room dedicated to cameras w/individual spots to work on and store your cameras.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We met the first day for the dive briefing, and someone in our group started writing on the dive board stuff we'd like to see. We were being smart alacks, and started listing off the most bizarre, unusual stuff we could think of: Mimic Octopus, Wunderpus, Flamboyant cuttlefish, boxer crab, Embon scorpion fish, blue ring octopus. The list went on and on. By the end of the FIRST DAY we had found all the items that had been checked off except for a rhinoceros something or rather, which we never found. There's not enough space on this page to describe all the bizarre stuff we saw. This is a macro photographer's paradise.
Assign the finest dive operation you can imagine a number. Now multiply that number by 100 and you have the description of the dive operation at Kasawari Lembeh. There is NOTHING lacking. We've dove a LOT around the world, and thought we'd seen the best in customer service. Yet those fine establishments pale compared to the dive operations at Kasawari.
One piece of advice: Indonesia is a Muslim country, so alcohol is hard to come by. Take your own hard spirits. You'll thank me later!
Be sure to get a massage. The massages are very reasonably priced, and to die for!
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