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Dive Review of NAD Lembeh Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh Straits

NAD Lembeh Resort, Apr, 2012,

by Terry H Anderson, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 6509.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the warm water World
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions virtually none when with divemaster, except no deep diving and 75 minute dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 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 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Great. Everyone has a camera or two, and NAD is set up for photography.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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! [None]
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