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Dive Review of NAD Lembeh Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh Straits

April, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Terry H Anderson, TX, US
Contributor   (19 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
Report Number 6509
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the warm water World
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 30    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
virtually none when with divemaster, except no deep diving and 75 minute
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Great.  Everyone has a camera or two, and NAD is set up for photography.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
Muck-Macro Diving at its best.  NAD Lembeh Resort is now one of 12 resorts
in the Lembeh Straits area.  It is outstanding macro diving.  We have been
on scuba trips to Indonesia five times [Grand Komodo liveaboards] but never
have seen so many small critters, like a dozen new species.  Everyone has a
camera; it would be boring without one since the vis is weak and the only
reason to dive there is the macro.  Simon who runs the resort has assembled
a very efficient and skilled crew above and underwater, almost all
Indonesians.  Only 4 divers max to one DM, so he can concentrate on finding
the creatures for you.  Ours was Stanley, and he was outstanding, but all
of them are great at NAD.  Camera facilities are excellent; we had
professional photographers visiting.  Wifi is Indoneisan slow, but worked. 
Food is great, and the gals who serve are very pleasant.  Family style
dinner tables so you meet divers from Europe, Asia, Australia, and a few
from the USA.  We usually like the Big Pelagics, so I was wondering if I'd
like 5 days underwater with macro.  Yes, it was a fascinating change, and I
took a couple thousand pictures with my Canon G10.  Look up their website
for the pictures taken by Surge, who also can fix anything in Scuba gear,
like the BCD I've had for 12 years.  There are other resorts, and I read
Undercurrents, of course, and emailed 5 of them.  Some, like this one, get
excellent reviews on TripAdviser, but I liked Simon's quick reply, fair
prices, and was delighted that NAD was at the Manado airport at 11pm to
pick us up so we were underwater the next morning.  We would return!   
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