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Dive Review of Dive Into Lembeh in
Indonesia

Dive Into Lembeh: "Dive Into Lembeh", May, 2018,

by Lynn Phillips, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10354 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Everywhere with warm water--multiple times.
Closest Airport Manado Getting There The most direct way is via Singapore and Silk Airlines to Manado. However, you can also go through Jakarta, but making international to domestic transfers can be a challenge at that airport.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions There were no specific restrictions except they tried to keep the dives to 70 minutes.
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments This is a macro dive location, so whatever you usually use for that is appropr ... 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 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments I've been to Lembeh six times, stayed at four different resorts, and on a liveaboard. Dive Into Lembeh was really the best of all for a number of reasons. Everything on their website is accurate and made even better by the veteran owner/operators, Steve and Miranda. They calmly and efficiently take care of every detail required to run a dive resort, doing everything possible to customize your experience. Some of the things I liked are, that the resort is on the main island, so no boat tri ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Dave Wheelerin TX, US at Jul 19, 2018 12:25 EST  
Are there any other dive options other than muck diving, such as a reef or wall dive?
By Dave Wheelerin TX, US at Jul 19, 2018 12:26 EST  
Are there any other dive options other than muck diving, such as a reef or wall dive?
By report author: Lynn Phillips in CA, US at Jul 19, 2018 18:14 EST  
Yes there are reef and wall dives--some famous ones like Nudi Falls. You can also arrange longer day trips to other locations with real wall dives.
By Dave Wheelerin TX, US at Jul 20, 2018 15:30 EST  
Thanks for your response. My bride and dive partner of 36 years isn't into u/w photography but would enjoy hunting the critters on the muck dives for awhile then she would want to find a reef or wall preferably with little of mild currents. Is that do-able at Lembeh.
By report author: Lynn Phillips in CA, US at Jul 20, 2018 15:46 EST  
Yes. The dive guides find places with no currents. The ratio is 3 divers per 1 dive guide (since there are two of you, probably you would have one guide to yourselves). They keep a close eye on their divers and accommodate requests for different types of dive sites whenever possible. They are very flexible . Really you could address any specific questions to Steve or Miranda info@diveintolembeh.com . They are the owners/operators and worked assist4d me in the information gathering phase with very detailed responses to various questions.
By Dave Wheelerin TX, US at Jul 20, 2018 17:53 EST  
Thanks once again. We'll be sure to mention you when we contact them. Planning a 2019 trip.
By report author: Lynn Phillips in CA, US at Jul 20, 2018 21:48 EST  
I was just in touch with Miranda today about my booking in April. You can book directly or they are fine with working with agents. I use Tina at Island Dreams in Houston Tina@divetrip.com The nice thing about Island Dreams is that you can use a credit card with no fees and Tina can also book your flights if you like. I like to have her book the domestic flights even though it may cost a little more, if there are snafus they will fix it. By the way Rooms 1 and 2 are the best located--closest to everything.
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