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Dive Review of Eco Divers/ECO Divers Lembeh Cottages in
Indonesia/Lembeh Strait

Eco Divers/ECO Divers Lembeh Cottages, Oct, 2011,

by Wally , CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6282.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Indonesia (3X), Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, St. Martin, Saba,
St. Kitts, Statia, Grand Cayman, Bonaire (2X), Roatan, Florida, California.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Generally they wanted you to stay above 80 feet (not a problem in Lembeh) and the dive time should be 60 minutes, but usually it was OK to go 10 minutes longer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Diving is done off one of two fast boats that can handle about 8-10 divers comfortably. They have a "mothership" that is the base for starting all dives from and for surface intervals between dives. The small boats aren't well equipped for cameras as they are just placed on surfaces in the stern of the boat, but as the dive sites are generally less than 10 minutes from the mothership this isn't much of a problem.

The mothership is well equipped with two large, deep freshwater tanks for rinsing cameras, and also a camera bench for working on cameras.

There is also an area for charging batteries in the dry section of the boat.

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 We were initially disappointed to learn that the cottages were about a 15 minute drive from the water.

However, transportation to and from the water is in newer clean and well cared from vans with air conditioning so it turned out to be no issue at all.

Service at both at the boat and Cottages was simply outstanding! I can't say enough about how well they took care of our group during our 3 day stay. I've never had this level of service from any other place I've dived in my 7 years of diving.

The manager at the resort quickly resolved a number of issues our group had and always solved them in our favor.

I highly recommend this resort and dive operation if you are planning to dive Lembeh Strait.
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