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Dive Review of Lembeh Resort in

March, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Emerson, MN, US
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Report Number 5953
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Komodo, Lembeh Solomons, Fiji, Palau, Myramar, Ambon, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minutes  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
The resort is a dream operation for underwater photographers.  One of the
best in the world for subject matter and facilities.  It would be nice to
have a water bucket on board, but not a huge deal given the short ride to
dive sites.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
This is my second trip to Lembeh Resort and all as good as the first.  The
facility is beautiful with well kept grounds and a nice pool for afternoon
relaxing.  The food ranged from very good to excellent.  Some of the native
Indonesian dishes were the best.  Incoming directors Helen and Gizmo have a
real challenge to improve on what is already very good.

This seemed to be a great octopus season.  I saw two blue rings, a coconut,
a half dozen mimics and a few wonderpus.  A couple of others that I can't
remember.  They have a new mandarin fish site that has the most photogenic
little guys I have every seen.  Most mandarins disdain bright lights, these
appear to enjoy the chance to be big stars.

The night dives are also great and I pretty much had something to shoot at
all times.

We also spent a trip to the coral sites at California Dreamin and Angel's
Window.  Both were very nice with lots of tropical fish and some beautiful
soft coral.  One point was covered with fully exploded red, orange, and
purple corals.  Very similar to what I saw in Raja Ampat.

They were great to help when needed.  I had several small camera and
housing problems and Steve was always willing to fix what ailed me. 
Without him, I would not have finished the week.

I used the executive lounge option which was mostly worth the $25 that I
paid.  It was very smoky however which is part of what I paid for.

All in all, it does not get much better than this.
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