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“Muck diving heaven”
Review of NAD-Lembeh Resort

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NAD-Lembeh Resort
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Bitung
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Simon has made a lot of great improvements to NADS since we were last there. They have 2 new bungalows & the patios added to the other accommodation were great. The food was fantastic & nothing was too much trouble, being a great fan of Indonesian rendang Curries they managed to squeeze another onto the menu by our request before we left. We will definitely be returning in 2014, the prices are very competitive & much cheaper than other resorts but customer service is not sacrificed. The dive guides were all brilliant & very friendly. Simon & Zee are brilliant hosts & very friendly & the long table dining means you mix with other guests for a chat. I would have no hesitation in recommending their place to anyone thinking of muck diving!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

There now are 12 of these dive resorts [not hotels] in Lembeh, because the small underwater critter diving is fabulous--if you have the right dive masters. Stanley was the right one, as are all the others at NAD. The British owner Simon has assembled a great team working for him, from the lovely local gals who serve the delicious food [best Tuna in Indonesia] to the helpful staff who repairs your dive gear [thanks Surge!]. Simon gave me the KITAS discount because I work in Java, and he and his lovely wife were prompt on answering all my emails. The late night pick-up at the Manado airport was flawless. I have over 600 dives, but 5 days of Macro diving was new to me, and Stan the Man found many new species for my dive log; well done! NAD is for divers, and the other guests were serious ones from Europe, Australia, USA, and Asia. The ocean view rooms are OK, like 3 star, but you are paying to dive. The family style eating table means you will meet many new friends--and discuss your underwater pictures: everyone takes their underwater cameras. Great trip--Yes, we'll return to NAD!

Room Tip: If you want the best rooms take the cottages on the hill directly above the ocean view rooms.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Terry A
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

The diving here was our best ever. Our guide, Stanley, was simply great, good at spotting critters and keeping track of divers absorbed in taking photos. He really sets the bar high for dive guides. The lodging and food was also very good. We stayed in their new accommodations, which have a good vibe. I also greatly appreciated the hands on management of Zee and Simon (owners) and Serge (resort manager.) I would definitely like to return for a much longer stay,

Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Dave T
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

As a underwater photographer, this is perfect place for stay & diving at Lembeh, Indonesia, "The Mecca of Muck Diving". This eco-friendly dive resort has nice & clean rooms, huge camera room and computer room, excellent food and service(both the non diving and diving). Specially I really like their big diveboat equipped with fresh water camera rinse bucket.

Overall, this is a great resort to stay if you're planning dive at Lembeh.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

The resort is situated in a protected bay with a nice little house reef to do the checkout dive.

Ample charging points for photography equipment, free wifi, has a very nice view out to the sea, food they served is nice and fresh. The staffs has terrific attention to service!

The room is simple and spacious. it's cleaned after you are back from the morning dives.

Be pampered by the critters pointed out from your assigned dive guides. all of them have great pair of "microscopic" eyes. Dive boat is big and stable, boat crews are really helpful too!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Max T
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

It's my 3rd stay at NAD Lembeh Resort....simply love the place...nice & cosy, where everyone knows everyone :) The new additions done to the rooms are cool, esp the individual patios outside each room, great for chilling out in the afternoon.
Guides are great - all have very sharp eyes to spot the critters. Give them a list, they will try to find them for you. Every dive is great, with lotsa creatures to see.
Thanks to everyone in NAD for a great trip in Dec 11. Will definitely be back soon.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Great resort, great attentive people, and wonderfully keen-eyed guides.
The place to go, if you are hunting the weird and wonderful denizens of muck diving.
All the dives you can cope with, lovely food and a charming atmosphere.
k.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Thank squiresk
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Additional Information about NAD-Lembeh Resort

Address: PO Box 49, Bitung 95500, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bitung
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bitung
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bitung
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bitung
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bitung
Price Range: $40 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NAD Lembeh is small owner operated family style resort on Lembeh Island, home of Critter and Muck diving. We have FOC house reef diving and 13 full time dive guides. Our camera facilities, with wet and dry camera rooms are highly popular. We offer 2:1 diveguide ratio and full rebreather / nitrox and tec support. Our Head Chef in the Kitchen, Tommy ensures the blend of food is to our guests' tastes. With 10 aircon rooms and 5 aircon bungalows we believe we can offer you a fantastic holiday on a budget. The Resort is compact without feeling small and our staff are very friendly, our location is also in a small private bay on Lembeh Island, far away from the city and its associated noise. ... more   less 
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Nad Lembeh Hotel Bitung
NAD-Lembeh Resort Bitung, Indonesia - Sulawesi

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