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Dive Review of Lembeh Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh Straits

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Richard Litsch, CA, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 5070
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos, Costa Rica, Fiji, Truk, Yap, Tahiti, Red Sea, Cozumel, Mexico,
Palau, Cook Islands, Great Barrier Reef
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
82   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
20   to 40    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
One hour dive times  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Calling all serious divers!  What you've heard about Lembeh straits is
true.  You must see it to believe it.  I added on five days at Lembeh
resort after a liveabord trip to Komodo.  I was simply stunned by what I
saw underwater.  I won't go into detail about all the fantastic critters
that were seen.  I saw more interesting critters on this one trip of 11
dives that I have seen in the rest of the world over 25 years of diving. 
Make no mistake about it though, this is not pretty diving.  In fact, it is
downright ugly down there.  Virtually all muck diving.  It's also not a
fish haven, the biggest fish I saw was a giant frog fish that was the size
of a basketball.  Lembeh resort is a well oiled machine.  I can't think of
anything they didn't do right.  It was also refreshing, since Lembeh resort
is on an island, to not hear the constant putter of motorbikes which seem
prominent throught out Indonesia.  It was also nice, for a change, to be
the only American at the entire resort.  Mostly Europeans this time.  A
must add on to any trip to Indonesia.  
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