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Dive Review of Bastianos in
Indonesia/Lembeh Straits

Bastianos: "Outstanding service at Lembeh", Oct, 2017,

by John E. Keith, UT, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 23 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9922.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Egypt, Florida, California, Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Australia, Maldives
Closest Airport Manando Getting There direct from Jakarta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 20 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Notify divemaster at 1000 lb and do a manditory safety stop.
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 For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Lembeh is a photographer's place, and Bastianos is prepared to serve them. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We arrived in Manado late in the evening and stayed overnight at the Novotel. We were picked up by a Bastianos driver at 8am and driven the hour or so drive to Bitung, where a boat took us to Lembeh Island. Our room was a comfortable bedroom (w/AC) and bathroom, with plenty of room for 4 large suitcases. We stayed there 4 nights and made 7 dives (an afternoon dive on t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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