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Dive Review of Eco Divers/White Sands Beach Resort Lembeh in

Eco Divers/White Sands Beach Resort Lembeh: "Great Week of Muck Diving", Aug, 2023,

by Claire Rausch, HI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12755.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 2 stars
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Comments My dive buddy and I had been reading about the muck diving of Lembeh and viewing photos/videos from this part of the world for years and decided to take the plunge on this dive trip.

Our 18 hour Philippine airlines flight through Manila into Denpasar was uneventful and after clearing Indonesian customs we overnighted at Asta House, a small, but adequate place near the airport. Our Lion Air Flight into Manado the next day had been changed to an evening departure a month prior to our trip (changed from 2:30PM departure to 18:30) allowing for notification to White Sands Resort who kindly accommodated our late night arrival. I was disappointed that we would be arriving after dark, but our driver meet us at the airport as arranged and whisked us the hour and a half across the island per the impressive toll road to Bitung.

Given the late hour the driver didn't fall asleep, thank goodness, and we were dropped off in the dark at an unlit pier in Bitung where the boat to White Sands awaited. Seems Bitung port is pretty quiet at night which was lucky for us as for our crossing to Lembeh Island one of the staff with a flashlight stood on the front of the boat serving as the boat's running light for the uneventful 1/2 hour crossing to the resort. The jetty for our arrival and for diving was located in a little bay on the backside of the resort.

We’d finally arrived alive and ready for our muck diving experience!

The staff carried our bags up and down a small hill which separated the jetty and the nearby located generator from the rest of the resort (eliminating noise of tanks being filled.) We were shown to our very nicely appointed and comfortable cottages to get settled in. Also, we were advised that we should put our dive gear into crates placed on the front porch/lanai in anticipation of diving the next day, what time breakfast would be served, and what we could anticipate for the diving routine the next day.

After a great night’s sleep we awoke the next morning o ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Eco Divers   White Sands Beach Resort Lembeh

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Fiji, Palau, Marshall Islands, Pohphei, Kosrae, Saipan, Rota, Tinian, Guam, Egypt, Philippine Islands, Bali, Komodo Nat'l Park, Borneo
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Fly to Jakarta or Denpasar, Bali. Then fly onto Manado on Lion Air, Batik Air or Garuda, but watch for changes in flight times. Some flights transit Makassar, but avoid if you can. Resort will arrange a driver to meet you at Manado airport for transfer to Bitung and the boat to White Sands Beach Resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow Dive Guide - No Decompression Diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 A fresh water dip tank on the boat was available for camera/lighting equipmen ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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