Lembeh Island sits to the east of mainland North Sulawesi, Indonesia from which it is separated by a long, narrow stretch of water known as the Lembeh Strait. With nicknames such as “The Critter Capital of the World” and “The Twilight Zone” expectations of rare and unusual marine life are high.
Lembeh’s black sand muck diving slopes are home to some of Indonesia’s weirdest and most bizarre looking sea creatures. Above water, the banks of the Strait boast lush green vegetation and jungle packed rolling hillsides which cascade down to the water’s edge.
Here, you will find a great assortment of strange fish, macro critters and nudibranchs. It is common to see subjects such as hairy frogfish, mimic, coconut and wunderpus octopus, rhinopias, pygmy seahorses, bobbit worms, stargazers, harlequin, tiger and emperor shrimps, flamboyant cuttlefish, juvenile barramundi cods, ghost pipefish, a plethora of nudibranch species, mandarin fish and the endemic Banggai cardinalfish.
Lembeh’s low surge and mild currents make it ideal for photography. While most famous for macro, Lembeh also has a decent number of wrecks, and a couple wide-angle spots to the north.
Come and join us at one of the best dive resorts in Lembeh for quality service, experienced dive guides, great food, comfort and attention to detail and safety. We only have a limited number of spaces available and as air tickets sell out quickly, don’t delay – make your booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Price: R22 890 per person sharing (excl. flights)
- 7 nights’ shared accommodation in an en-suite, air-conditioned beach front room
- 3 meals a day with snacks in between dives
- Unlimited drinking water, coffee, tea, espresso, hot chocolate
- Return airport transfer (provided you travel on the same flights as us – see details below)
- 17 guided day boat dives (with nitrox)
- Unlimited self-guided house reef diving (with air) between 07:30 and 19:30
- Hire of 12 litre cylinders and weights
- 2:1 guest to dive guide ratio
- Maximum of 8 guests per boat, and there are toilets on board the boats
- State of the art camera room for photographers
- Fees and taxes
- Return flights Cape Town / Johannesburg – Manado (approx. R13 512 from Cape Town) – we can book your flights for you if required
- Personal travel insurance – if you book your own flights and pay with your credit card you can apply for travel insurance via your credit card company (otherwise, we can arrange travel insurance for you – please contact us for details)
- The resort strongly recommends that every diver has Dive Insurance (DAN). If you are not a member of DAN, we recommend you take out their travel insurance
- Discretionary gratuities for staff
- Rental of any additional dive gear (needs to be booked in advance)
- Mandarin Dive ($55/dive), Night Dive ($55/dive) or Blackwater Night Dive ($60/dive) – subject to a minimum of 2 divers on the dive
- Single supplement available – please contact us for more details
How to book:
For more details and to book, please contact Deon on 083 268 1851 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A non-refundable deposit of R6 000 will secure your spot on the trip, with the balance payable by 31 March 2019.
Please note the following:
- Prices are subject to change in the event of a price increase and / or exchange rate fluctuations.
- The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date.
- The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis. Single supplements are available at an additional fee.
- The price quoted is based on a group tour and there will be additional charges for any breakaways or extensions to this itinerary (where possible).
- The above prices are based on EFT payments.
- All guests (divers and non divers) will need to supply a copy of their passport and signed waiver upon booking.
- Passports – you will need to have at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival in Indonesia.
- Visas – Visas for South African passport holders are free and issued on arrival in Manado.
- To join this trip, you must be physically able to make your way easily around a moving deck and climb up and down ladders and steps unassisted.