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Dive Review of Lembeh Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Resort: "Fabulous diving and will return", Sep, 2014,

by Connie Bowling, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 8021.

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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 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Rooms were spacious with plenty of room to spread out camera equipment and computer. Outdoor Balinese bathroom, A/C, huge bedroom, and separate living room. Large wrap around porch overlooking water. Really concierge diving. Gear checked in on arrival at dive shop, and cleaned/dried upon departure. Eco conscious resort even in a very polluted area that has no infrastructure for trash disposal; I.e., no plastic water bottles allowed, large water coolers in each room, stainless water bottles given to each guest when resort meets you at airport, etc. Resort is on the side of a steep "mountain" so lots of steps. Food fresh, lots of variety, great presentation, delicious. Resort management staff, Ana and Miguel, were friendly, highly visible, and ate meals with guests...great people. Macro diving is unbelievable. Black, barren bottom that looks like nothing there. The dive guides start pointing out the incredible life; blue ring octopus, wunderpus, mimic octopus, hairy frog fish, many varieties of frog fish, ghost pipefish, sea horses, etc. Some moderate current on some dives. Nitrox fills dependable, dive site variety excellent. We went to Indonesia for a couple of months of diving, and this was our first stop. I will definitely go back.
Websites Lembeh Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Bali, Siladen Island, St.. Croix USVI, Cozumel, Saba, Statia, Florida keys,
Closest Airport Manado Getting There Direct flight from Kuala Lumpur

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time but pretty flexible with one guide to no more than 4 divers. Once DM did initial diver checkouts, dives were routinely customized to divers preferences.
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 N/A
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 On site photo shop with pro always available. Sasha, dive pro, approachable and knowledgable about photo equipment. Separate camera room with plenty of individual stations, electric adapters, towels, etc. Dive guides work hard to find macro subjects and are excellent at it. Give your "wish list critters" on arrival and you're likely to see 100% of them. DM Iwan was the best and a photo pro in his own right.
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