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Dive Review of Lembeh Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh

Lembeh Resort, Mar, 2011,

by Michael Emerson, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5953.

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

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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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