On the hillside of Lembeh Island across the Lembeh Strait itself sits this excellent dive resort. The impressive cottages, set in beautiful, sloping tropical gardens have elevated views where you can gaze down over the strait as far down as Bitung Town and the distant mountains beyond.
Diving in: Lembeh Strait
Dive type: Boat & beach dives
Divers: Max. 40
In the morning after soaking up the beautiful view, you can stroll down the path through the beautiful tropical plants to the dining and poolside area, to take breakfast before the day's adventure begins. The centre of Lembeh Resort lies in a sheltered bay where you can dine with good service on the verandah, take a dip in the pool
and make use of the well organised dive centre.
The property is only a few minutes from the amazing Lembeh Strait sites and the diving operation is run by Murex - pioneers of north Sulawesi diving. You can visit all the nearby sites within a few minutes speedboat ride and the price includes 1 free, unguided shore dive a day
. Guests seem never to tire of the house reef where, at dusk, countless mating mandarinfish obligingly pop up into view to delight the spellbound onlookers.
Resort diving packages...
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Prices valid until 31 March 2016
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Lembeh Strait. No diving on days of arrival and departure.
Special nitrox packages are available. Details and prices can be found above.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), 1 self-guided house reef dive per day, boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, diving tax, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks.
Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 20 per day), Lembeh marine park fees (approx. US$ 4 per person per year). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Extra boat dives (Regular season: air fill - approx US$ 46 each; nitrox fill - approx. US$ 55 each. High season: air fill - approx US$ 50 each; nitrox fill - approx. US$ 59 each, payable in advance). Night boat dives (Regular season: air fill - approx US$ 64 each; nitrox fill - approx. US$ 73 each. High season: air fill - approx US$ 68 each; nitrox fill - approx. US$ 77 each, payable in advance), diving computer, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (approx. US$ 8.50 per tank surcharge for non nitrox package), dive insurance, soft drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks, return resort transfers from Manado airport (between 08:00 and 18:00 hrs), internet access, taxes.
Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, return resort transfers from Manado airport (approx. US$ 33 per person surcharge for non diver package, payable in advance). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
The Lembeh Resort is located on Lembeh Island, 40 km east of Manado Airport. For more information see our Manado travel information
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Pay for 10 guests and receive 1 extra place free of charge, or pay for 14 guests and get 2 extra free of charge (minimum of 6 nights required).
To experience all the best diving holiday in Manado, we recommend that you book a combination of places to stay here, to include one in the Manado and Bunaken Island area to dive the Bunaken National Park, and one in Lembeh to dive the Lembeh Strait.
Rooms, Beds, Bathrooms, Views...
The well-appointed, spacious cottages at Lembeh Resort are set on an elevated garden path, with superb views across the strait. There are 12 double and 2 4-bed Deluxe Cottages. There are also 4 Garden View Rooms with twin or double beds situated in a tropical garden, near the dive centre.
All the accommodation options have:
- Air-conditioning and fan cooling
- Private bathroom with indoor shower and outdoor shower or bath - hot water
- Towels and toiletries
- Minibar and drinking water
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Private balcony and furniture
- Bedside lights, dressing table and wardrobe
- Round 2-pin 220-240V power sockets (adaptors available)
- Insect repellent kit and umbrella
- Fire extinguisher and emergency lighting
The resort offers boat diving around the Lembeh Stait, as well as unguided House Reef shore dives, where you can see the local mandarinfish.
The 3 dive boats feature:
- 10 - 12 m wood hull with 2 x 40 HP engines
- Shaded area with steel entry & exit ladders
- Dive guide
- Maximum of 8 guests per boat
Daily departures are at 08:00, 11:00, 14:30, and 17:00 or 18:00 hrs. Boat journey time is 1-20 mins.
The dive station has a large kit up and briefing area, rinse tanks and camera charging and cleaning facilities. Enriched air nitrox is now also available at Lembeh Resort.
Facilities, Location, Recreation...
Great views, luxury rooms and excellent service can be expected at this friendly dive resort in the heart of the Lembeh Strait.
Resort facilities include: Restaurant - Dive centre and equipment shop - Swimming pool - TV room with VCDs & DVDs - U/W camera stations - Marine and general interest library - Gift shop - Massage - Baby sitting - Laundry service - International telephone & fax (collect call to some countries, or receiving only) - Free internet use - Foreign exchange (Euro and US$ only) - Car hire for mainland - Tour service
Location: Lembeh Island, Lembeh Strait, west of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Menu, Cuisine Type, Specialities...
Dine al fresco on the restaurant balcony. With views over the pool and the sea you can enjoy top class service from an imaginative and varied menu.
- Indonesian, Chinese & international cuisine
- Speciality is Indonesian dishes
- Seafood - grilled fish, calamari and prawns
- Steaks, chicken and burgers
- Salads and soups
- Most dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us notice
Complimentary breakfast - eggs, ham & bacon, toast, cereals, fruit, coffee & tea, fruit juice, waffles, pancakes and boiled rice.
Dive Safety, Resort Security...
The nearest re-compression chamber is at Malalayang Hospital in Manado, 40 km, or 1.5 hours west, from Lembeh Resort. We advise you to take out insurance for diving - see our insurance programme
for a competitive quotation.
The dive boats have 2,400 litres of emergency oxygen and first aid kits onboard, and evacuation procedures. The resort's dive centre holds an additional oxygen supply.
The nearest medical facility is Bitung Hospital, about 4 km away.
Lembeh Resort has a safety deposit box, free of charge, in reception. There are 3 security guards providing a 24 hour service. There is a police station on the mainland at Police Pier, 2 km away.
"Everything is just perfect in the resort itself and the dive is excellent." - P. Leibzig, Switzerland ...