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Dive Review of Bastiano's Dive Resort Lembeh in
Indonesia/Lembeh, North Sulawesi

Bastiano's Dive Resort Lembeh: "Awesome 10 days at Lembeh", Sep, 2014,

by Roger Tachuk, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 7823.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 24 dives over 10 days. EPIC diving. Hundreds of nudibranchs, critters, and fish. FROG FISH: striated, painted, warty, spotted, and giant. Octopus: blue-ringed, mimic, coconut, starry night, white-v, and wonderpus. SEAHORSES: common, smooth, 3 types of pygmy sea horse. Pipefish, pipe horses, eels, snake eels, and kraits. Too many amazing and wonderful sights to list here. Night dives are incredible.
Excellent dive guides and boat crew.
Resort is attractive, but many, many steps. My room was 113 steps up from the boat. Rooms are nice, but hot. AC costs extra.
Resort staff is delightful.
Food is all Indonesian and very good. Eggs for breakfast. Tofu and Tempeh for vegetarians, but you must request.
The water is surprisingly cold for being on the equator. One day it was 77. There are amazing beautiful reefs as well as the famous black sand.
Dive guides tended to go to 60/70 feet to use up our air. We were diving a lot and wearing them out. There is so much to see, it is unbelievable.
I recommend diving at Lembeh first and then going to Bunaken so you can warm up. The water at Bunaken is 80-82.
I recommend using Safari Tours and Travel [ link] to help with ground transfers, currency etc. They are great.
Websites Bastiano's Dive Resort Lembeh   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, Bonaire, Little Cayman
Closest Airport Manado, Indonesia Getting There Singapore Airlines - San Francisco - Singapore - Manado

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions stay above 110 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I am not a photographer.
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