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Dive Review of NAD Lembeh in
Indonesia/North Sulawesi

NAD Lembeh: "Wonderful dive resort with great service", Nov, 2018,

by Annette Lohman, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10712 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 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 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I visited this resort for 12 days/nights with a large group of photographers at the beginning of November. The resort is well laid out and the rooms were comfortable with AC. The boats were excellent and definitely a step or two up from those of other local operators with shelves and hooks and room under the wooden benches for ones box of equipment. They definitely made it easier to keep track of personal dive stuff.

Service all around is excellent -- two divers per guide. My guide, Gigs, found more critters than I had ever seen before on trips to Lembeh and he even knew their (sometimes scientific) names. Any issues with the room or boat (and they were only minor) were quickly addressed. Food (mostly Indonesia with some accommodations for western tastes) was delicious and plentiful. It was a pleasure staying/diving here.

Websites NAD Lembeh   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Southern California, Indonesia, Bonaire, Roatan, Mexico, Philippines, Bonaire, St. Croix, Solomons, Great Barrier Reef (Australia), Truk, Palau.
Closest Airport Manado Getting There From Honolulu -- Singapore airlines. Partner Asiana to Incheon, Singapore Airlines to Singapore, and Singapore Airlines subsidiary, SilkAir, to Manado. Long layovers on return.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-50 Ft/ 8-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 75 minutes or 50 bar to safety stop.
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 NAD-Lembeh caters to photographers with their excellent facilities: large camera wash tubs and air guns next to the camera room, camera workstations with power strips for battery chargers, towels, and tools, contact cleaners and more. There is even a drying cabinet. Boats had large wash/rinse buckets for cameras and dive crew have clearly been educated on how to handle cameras.
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