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Dive Review of Lembeh Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh Straight

Lembeh Resort: "Lembeh Resort - muck/macro paradise", Mar, 2016,

by Chris Watt, MA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8883 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving New England, FL Keys, St. Lawrence River, Red Sea, Maldives, Italy, UK/English Channel, Turks & Caicos, St. Vincent, Roatan, Costa Rica, Belize, Hawaii, Bermuda
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Direct flights from Singapore

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives loosely limited to 60 minutes, but not really enforced
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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
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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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This was our first trip to Indonesia, split into 6 days at Lembeh Resort, followed by a 1 week Raja Ampat liveaboard. What a great trip. Since we had never been to Indo before, we enlisted the help of Jenny Collister at Reef & Rainforest, who in addition to our own research was incredibly helpful in helping us evaluate options and then putting it all together = Lembeh, liveaboard, international flights, indo flights very seamless. Loved the experience on Singapore Airlines and Garuda Indonesia both great service.

Lembeh Resort was the perfect start to a 2 week trip like this. LR is nestled on a hillside on Lembeh Island, a 10 minute boatride from the North Sulawesi mainland. We were definitely tired upon arrival, having flown Boston-NY/JFK-Frankfurt-Singapore-Manado. We arrived at the resort in the late afternoon, receiving a nice welcome drink and tour of the resort. Given our long travel and afternoon arrival, we decided not to dive that day. Some of the folks on our flight from Germany decided to jump right in with a dusk shore dive. More on that later.

We were in Room 9, high up the hill. Beautiful room and view. AC worked well and beds were quite comfortable. Filtered water container in the room. Shower and toilet are in the open air bathroom..very nice and only an occasional lizard friend . Soap, sh ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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