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Dive Review of NAD Lembeh in

NAD Lembeh: "NAD Lembeh resort, Will definitely go back", Apr, 2015,

by Jim Willoughby, OR, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 8236 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 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My dive buddy and I organize trips a few times a year. On this trip we took 8 people to NAD-Lembeh and stayed for two weeks. From the beginning planning stages of the trip the owners of Nad were helpful, organized, very responsive to questions. They were very flexible in assisting me in making the plans for the trip. I tend to ask lots of questions in the initial planning stages of a trip and Zee, one of the owners, was always willing to answer in a timely manner. Having been to Lembeh before, one of my requirements was a resort with air co in the room. A minimum of stairs to climb. A smaller resort for a more personal feel. Good food and a well run dive op. NAD fit all of these requirements. Some one on a previous review posted that rm #10 was the best room on the property. I would agree. I stayed in a bungalow which was satisfactory but a bit removed from the social areas and had quite a few stairs to climb. The stairs were not a problem for me but could be a challenge for some. Chef Tommy did an excellent job of providing fresh and varied meal selections. I especially appreciated the cappuccino machine so that I could make fresh coffee when ever I wanted. The service staff was outstanding. Rooms were very clean as was the common areas and dining area. The camera room is the best that I have seen in my travels. Personal work stations with abundant charging outlets and lighting. As for the boats and the dive crew, I do not think that I could ask for a better operation. The dive guides were excellent spotters, let us dive our own profiles. Were very careful with our camera equipment and kept the boat spotless. The only area that I could see for improvement would be in the internet access. I realize that this is an access issue for the resort and we were well informed prior to the trip that access was limited so no surprise there but it would round out a a perfect stay if the internet was consistent. We did run into some current on this trip but that was easily accommodated by moving to a different dive site.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Indonesia, most of the Caribbean, California, Oregon, Hawaii
Closest Airport Manado Getting There San Francisco to Manado via Singapore on Singapore Air.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions we were asked to stick to a max of 75 minutes but this was never an issue.
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Excellent camera room. Rinse tanks, work stations. Knowledgeable staff. Very helpful in a few incidents of guests equipment issues. The fact that they have a air blower for blowing moisture off of housings is a particularly nice touch.
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