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Dive Review of Kasawari Lembeh in

November, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Andrew Bernat, VA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5838
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Fiji, Bora Bora, Great Barrier Reef
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 30    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Camera room is exquisite.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
Facilities and operation are top notch, very professional. Dive guides are
very eager to please and show you what you are looking for. We were
somewhat uncomfortable with how aggressive they were to find and uncover
the various critters as we come from the no-touch/no-disturb community. 

Be aware that the main point of the resort is to cater to serious
photographers so they are at the top of the hierarchy (not that we
non-serious photographers were ignored, just that sites were generally
picked based on the wishes of the full-out serious photographers). It is
definitely valet diving, with no equipment lugging and hot towels and fruit
after each dive.

Lembeh muck diving needs to be experienced to be understood! And the
massage is highly recommended.

One more point - our package included a fixed number of dives. Due to
various reasons we didn't use all of the dives. We were told that they
don't provide refunds for unused dives, which was fine and which we knew
from the beginning. Then they didn't charge for NITROX as a way of
refunding unused dives - very nice!
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