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Dive Review of Dive into Lembeh in

Dive into Lembeh: "Dive into Lembeh", Mar, 2018,

by Anne Warburton, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 10306.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Since I had been there several times prior to this trip I was well aware of the long flight time. No problems at all going or returning. The resort is top notch, run by owners Steve and Miranda who also built the resort. In building they were very aware of leaving as many trees as possible and those they cut were used in building the 9 client houses and dining and reception area. They are located on or near the Hairball dive site. Their reef is wonderful - beautiful and healthy coral which they help also maintain by keeping it free of any trash. Being ecologically oriented they do not use plastic straws or bottles. You are given a collapsible drinking container upon arrival to use throughout your stay. The client houses are built about 3 feet off the ground. On each porch is a private Japanese soaking tub which is turned on after the afternoon dive so you can sit in it and enjoy quiet time. Inside the house is a large daybed as well as twins or king bed. A water system provides hot or cold water for coffee or tea. A large TV is on the wall with reception of some major channels. There is a large closet with shelves and support for a suitcase to pack and unpack. The bathroom is large and has plenty of hot water for showers. Food is excellent and presented very nicely with 3 meals a day plus snacks of fruit and/or cookies after diving. Early coffee/tea has cold food or toast available, dive and then back for a full breakfast, dive again, lunch about 1pm, dive again and then dinner at 7:30. Several different food choices are available with all meals and there is always some wonderful dessert. There is a large pool overlooking the straits with houses 1,2 and 3 overlooking the pool (and straits). The three dive boats are fast runners - one large one (seating 16 or more) and two smaller ones (seating about 8). DM's were excellent and found critters so quickly that you had a hard time photographing and staying up with them. Dive sites are generally about 10-15 minutes from the resort. Interestingly enough Steve and Miranda saved about 114 green turtles during our stay. Eggs were laid where water covers the area every night meaning death for the unhatched turtles. The next morning they dug up every egg and placed them in the same order in which they were found into a large wooden-sided box filled with sand. After we left we were notified that they hatched 114 of the eggs. This is a very accommodating, very ecologically minded and beautiful resort. Highly recommend.
Websites Dive into Lembeh   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Indonesia, Caribbean, Mexico, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines,
Closest Airport Sulawesi Getting There Sing Air from LA, thru Korea, Sing. and then to Monado

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Suggested an hour but ended up every dive well over an hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Separate house with multiple stations. Towels provided. Plenty of individual space for camera work. Lighting was excellent Rinse tank right outside. Locked up at night.
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