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Dive Review of Kasawari Lembeh in
Indonesia/Lembeh Strait

Kasawari Lembeh, Mar, 2014,

by Rickie Sterne/Chrisanda Butto, AR, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 7566.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Bay Islands, Belize, Bonaire, Caymans, Cozumel, Turks&Caicos, Sea of Cortez, GBR.Fiji, Truk, Yap, Palau, other areas of Indonesia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions We chose to stay with our dive guide, who was finding lots of cool stuff. We were not on a tight lead, although safe diving was emphasized.
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 KLR offers the best facilities for underwater photographers we have ever enjoyed. Each camera rig is placed in a sturdy plastic crate and travels from camera room to rinse tank to boat and back again in that crate. As soon as a crew member on the boat takes a camera from ... 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 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 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We were grateful divers when we arrived at Kasawari Lembeh Resort and delighted divers when we left. Our gratitude is explained by events of last fall. We had been scheduled to dive for twelve days at KLR September past. Otic barotrauma compelled us to cancel our stay on three days' notice. The management at KLR generously said that we could use our package any time within the next six months. So we added another week to our diving and headed for North Sulawesi in mid-March. Our departing delight requires more elaboration.
First, there is the pleasure of simply staying at KLR. The villas are spacious, immaculate, and well appointed. The comfortable beds and nice linens help us aging divers enjoy our holiday. There was more storage space than we could fill with our admittedly small dive wardrobes. The question for me in the afternoons was whether to read on the settle inside the villa or on the one on the porch with the view of the beautifully landscaped grounds and the strait. There is a desk for logging all those amazing dives and setting up the laptop to download photos. Two large bottles of water are replaced daily, and those of us who are extremely thirsty could get our bottles refilled in the bar ad libidem. The villa's bathroom was huge, offering both indoor and outdoor showers with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. KLR provides a full range of good quality toiletries-shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. (I am not obsessed with lotions and potions; I just like to k ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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