New land based dive resort in the Lembeh strait.
Spent 5 days here diving with Henky and Bruce. Came with a difficult wish list of critters i wanted to see, including pearl fish, coral cat sharks and hairy octopus. Came up trumps on everything except the harlequin shrimps- but a good reason to come back. The diving was catered to the individual, and the guides were excellent, not only at finding critters but also at assessing the ability and needs of the guests and protecting the environment. The food was good but not sensational and the accomodation was roomy and well presented with great bathrooms.
The gardens were nicely laid out and given time to bed in will be stunning. The resort area is very large, and the facilities are nicely spaced out. I expected mosquitos to be an issue and was very pleasantly surprised to find very few. Far, far less than on Bunaken island or in manado.
The staff were friendly, as were the local villagers who invited me to play football with them during a local competition.
Had a great stay and will return as soon as possible.
Quite possible the best house reef (or should i say- house SAND) i have dived on, especially at night.
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