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Dive Review of Lembeh Resort in
Indonesia/Lembeh

Lembeh Resort: "Critters at Lembeh", Oct, 2016,

by Jack Bernstein, OH, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9421.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Lembeh is t he critt er capital of the world. You are going for little guys and not large fish. The resort is oriented towards divers. The resort itself is a series of individual free standing units built on a STEEP hill. You can request a lower unit but I was assigned #12 at the top of the hill. Beautiful view but an enervating walk that encouraged me to not go back to the room between dives.

The food was very good. Moderate diversity with one chef making 'specials'. Breakfast was before the first dive, lunch between dives and dinner, usually, after the night dive.

Dive groups were small with 4-6 per boat. Back roll entries.

I did see tons of wierd creatures and got some good photos. I never felt rushed taking my photos, even with pygmy sea horses. The guides were reasonably attentive to the diver's needs.

My major critique is not the resort's fault. In Indonesia, garbage is dumped in the water ways. Saw lots of garbage on some of the dive sites and surfaced through dilute garbage on another.
Websites Lembeh Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Galapagos, Philippines, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Costa Rica, Bonaire, St. Lucia, Florida, SanDiego, Puerto Rico, Saba, St. Kitts, Statia, Cancun, Cozumel, Indonesia
Closest Airport Manado Getting There US To Singapore, over nite then Singapore-Manado. 48 h door-door

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas no currents
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-60 Ft/ 6-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No real limits other than time. You really don't want to go very deep.
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 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Photo room with lots of outlets. Compressed air to dry off housing. Photo pro and shop on site.
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