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Dive Review of Bastianos Lembeh in

Bastianos Lembeh: "Top notch and worth the trip", Mar, 2019,

by Jim Willoughby, OR, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 10902.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 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 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was a return trip to Bastianos Lembeh. Having been there in 2011. The resort has upgraded many of the rooms, adding three over the water bungalows. The world class muck diving of Lembeh did not dissapoint. The customer service at the resort was top notch. My partner and I took a group of 28 divers on this trip. Some of them new to muck diving. It was great to see the over all enjoyment of the folks that had never done this type of diving. The resort and dive op took very good care of our group. It is not always easy for an OP to handle this big of a group but they did it with efficiency and made sure everyone had a great time. The vis was a bit off as I think there had been some weather the previous week however it improved over the week and in reality with muck diving it does not matter so much. We say many of the typical critters including Blue Ring Octopus, Hairy Octopus, Mimic Octopus, hairy frog fish, flamboyant cuttle fish. The list goes on.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Indonesia, most of the Caribbean, California, Oregon, Hawaii, Raja Ampat, Maldives.
Closest Airport Manado Getting There SFO to Singapore to Manado. Easy flights. Long trip but not a complicated route.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 83-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments very nice camera room with individual work stations. Air tank for drying. Power outlets and work lights. On the boat they had two rinse buckets, one for small rigs and one for bigger rigs. The dive team were very conscientious of camera gear and took good care of the rigs
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