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Dive Review of Lembeh Resort in
Indonesia/Sulawesi, Lembeh Straight

Lembeh Resort, Nov, 2007,

by Jin Jenkins, CA, United States (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 3756.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, California, Cocos, Galapagos, Hawaii, Fiji, Truk, Palau, Solomons, PNG, Malaysia, Indonesia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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
UW Photo Comments Excellent

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments See my 2006 review. The diving was just as spectacular. Last year (Oct) we had strong winds, some chop, and very cool water: 75 - 79F. What a difference a month makes! This year (Nov), the seas were calm, light winds, brief, afternoon rains -- otherwise sunny; and, most significantly MUCH warmer water -- up to 85F.

The critters were more-or-less the same; this year we saw blue-ring, mimic and wonderpus octopi and the flamboyant cuttlefish -- which we missed last year. There were fewer nudibranchs and hairy frogfish.

Again, I highly recommend the destination and specifically Lembeh Resort for some of the best critter diving we've found.
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