Lembeh Resort

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  • Nitrox
  • Internet
  • PADI
  • SSI
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Camera Station
  • Airport Transfer
  • Child Friendly
  • Spa/Massage
  • Bar

Lembeh Resort is nestled away in a private cove with a wealth of exotic flora and fauna in a central part of Lembeh Island. The secluded location of the resort ensures a quiet and tranquil experience, while the warm-hearted team offer service with a smile to make certain that your experience of Lembeh will be the best that it possibly can be. You will discover that despite of the seclusion on a tropical island in North Sulawesi you will not have to give up the comforts of a luxury ocean front resort.

Accommodation

  • 1 Cliffside Suite

    This beautiful unit is perched on a green hillside, surrounded by colourful floral gardens. The bedroom has floor to ceiling windows, a kingsize canopy bed and is through sliding doors connected to an elegantly decorated bathroom with two sinks, one indoor rainfall shower as well as one Balinese style open air shower from which one can directly access one of the pool-side sundecks.
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  • 2 Deluxe Ocean View Cottage

    price per day: 190 USD

    You can stay in one of two different Deluxe Cottage styles: Traditional Minahasan or Modern Cliffside. All Minahasan Cottages are surrounded by the resort gardens, located directly behind the waterline offering fabulous ocean views. Large verandas are coupled with spacious sleeping rooms and Balinese (semi-open) bathrooms. For the Modern Cliffside Cottages we chose contemporary construction methods blending a traditional style and continued use of the semi open Balinese bathrooms. The Modern Cliffside Cottages are perched on a lush green hillside above the bay, offering the best ocean and sunset views in the resort.

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  • 3 Garden View Room

    price per day: 130 USD

    Garden View Rooms are located close to the restaurant and Dive Center and are nestled in our lush tropical gardens. Wander along our groomed walkways or just sit back and relax on the verandah and enjoy the tropical sounds, local fauna and flora that our Garden View Rooms offer. These rooms are perfect for single travelers or those guests with a smaller budget.

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Room amenities include

All accommodations include 24-hour electricity, en-suite bathroom with hot water, hairdryer, Lembeh Resorts custom-made soaps and shampoo, air-conditioning, king-size bed or twin beds, wardrobe, table and chair, dispenser for cold and hot drinking water, complimentary tea and coffee, stocked mini-bar, free Wi-Fi, and electronic safe.

Dining

The spacious and charming restaurant is newly refurbished and located centrally within the resort with beautiful views of the Lembeh Strait. It is on the upper level of the main building and is open from 7 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The chefs prepare a wide selection of international & Indonesian cuisine catering to all tastes. 
Morning & afternoon snacks are served between dives, and teas & coffees are available throughout the day in the dining area as well as at the pool-bar.

Due to Lembeh Resorts remote tropical island location, accommodations come with full board meal plan - 3 sumptuous meals daily, along with snacks, coffee, & tea.

Diving

The Dive Center offer a few essential items for sale, complimentary tea and coffee facilities as well as reasonably priced specialty coffee for surface intervals. A large collection of reference books specific to muck diving, diving North Sulawesi and diving Indonesia is available to help you identify critters.
The dive preparation area has just been unveiled! Each diver has their own spacious, personal locker area with drying pegs for boots and hangers for suits and BCs. There are long benches for kitting-up and a briefing area with big whiteboards to help you plan your diving program and keep an eye on the day’s events.

Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
High-season supplement $3.5 per dive from 24 Dec - 5 Jan
  • 1-18 Dives 48$
  • 19+ Dives 45$
  • House reef diving 15$
  • Night/mandarin dive surcharge 18$
  • Night Dive 30$
  • Early morning dive 20$
  • Private guide / 3 dives 95$
  • Private night dive guide 30$
  • Camera carry diver 75$
  • Nitrox a la carte 8$
  • Private boat / 8am – 5pm 200$

Diving Special Services

Private boat services include private guide, dives are additional.

  • Private guide / 3 dives 95$
  • Private boat / 8am – 5pm 200$
  • Private boat / 8am – 10pm 260$
  • Large tank / day 10$
  • Bangka day-trip / boat 250$

Dive Courses

Lembeh Strait is the ideal destination for learning to dive; with easy conditions and some of the world’s most famous critters there is no better place to start your diving adventures! Certified divers who are keen to develop their skills the Lembeh Strait offers a wide range of dive sites allowing you to learn more advanced techniques and skill sets. The resort offer a full range of PADI and SSI courses to suit all levels of divers and our team of professional instructors have years of experience of diving and dive training in the Lembeh Strait.

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving 125$
  • Open Water Diver 650$
  • Enriched Air Diver / NItrox 175$
  • Nitrox 225$

Courses & Workshops

  • Basic Point & Shoot 120$
  • Basic DSLR 150$
  • Advanced Lighting 75$
  • Workflow / editing 75$
  • Basic UW Video 75$
  • Advanced UW Video 150$
  • UW Video Production 300$
  • Critique Session 75$

Equipment Rental

  • Full set 45$
  • Regulator 10$
  • BCD 10$
  • Mask 5$
  • Fins + booties 5$
  • Wetsuit 7$
  • Computer 15$
  • Torch 8$
  • Large tank / day 10$

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • Spa
  • Dive Center
  • Storage lockers
  • Camera Room

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transfer
  • Massage
  • Tours
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Camera Repair Services

Activities

Apart of diving Lembeh Resort offer a full range of land excursions ranging from short ninety minute tours of the local village to full day tours of the Minahasan Highlands. One especially popular tour, perfect for the free afternoon of decompressing the day before flying, is the Tangkoko National Park Tour, where guests can see many land ‘critters’ such as the famous Tarsiers and Black Crested Macaques.

All extra activities to be booked locally on request.

Customised Packages Available Upon Request

  • Cliffside Suite 3 Nights / 5 Dives

    price: 1337 USD

    Stay 3 Nights at our cliffside suite and have 5 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Cliffside Suite 5 Nights / 11 Dives

    price: 2337 USD

    Stay 5 Nights at our cliffside suite and have 11 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Cliffside Suite 7 Nights / 17 Dives

    price: 3337 USD

    Stay 7 Nights at our cliffside suite and have 17 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Cliffside Suite 10 Nights / 24 Dives

    price: 4683 USD

    Stay 10 Nights at our cliffside suite and have 24 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Deluxe Ocean View Cottage 3 Nights / 5 Dives

    price: 857 USD

    Stay 3 Nights at our Deluxe Ocean View Cottage and have 5 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Deluxe Ocean View Cottage 5 Nights / 11 Dives

    price: 1537 USD

    Stay 5 Nights at our Deluxe Ocean View Cottage and have 11 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Deluxe Ocean View Cottage 7 Nights / 17 Dives

    price: 2217 USD

    Stay 7 Nights at our Deluxe Ocean View Cottage and have 17 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Deluxe Ocean View Cottage 10 Nights / 24 Dives

    price: 3083 USD

    Stay 10 Nights at our Deluxe Ocean View Cottage and have 24 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Garden View Room 3 Nights / 5 Dives

    price: 677 USD

    Stay 3 Nights at our Garden View Room and have 5 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Garden View Room 5 Nights / 11 Dives

    price: 1237 USD

    Stay 5 Nights at our Garden View Room and have 11 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Garden View Room 7 Nights / 17 Dives

    price: 1787 USD

    Stay 7 Nights at our Garden View Room and have 17 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • Garden View Room 10 Nights / 24 Dives

    price: 2483 USD

    Stay 10 Nights at our Garden View Room and have 24 amezing guided dives.
    Each diving day includes one free self-guided house-reef dive
    All package dives are by boat with a maximum 1:4 guide ratio

    Package includs:
    Private butler service, Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Morning & afternoon snacks, Free flow mineral water, Free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Welcome drink & fruit platter, Airport escort service on arrival, Round-trip transfers, 11% government tax
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  • AIR BAJO

    Description:
    Air Bajo is one of the premier muck dive sites located on Lembeh Island. In Indonesian, Air Bajo means Sea Gypsy. Air Bajo is a large area that is broken up int three dive sites. Each of the three sites begins with a shallow sandy flat 4-6 m deep, then a gentle sandy slope to a depth of 20m where the bottom gradually flattens out.
    Depth:
    5 m – 25 m
    Boat Ride:
    12 minutes away
    Critters:
    Coconut Octopus, Painted Frogfish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Common Seahorse, Flamboyant Cuttlefish

  • AIR PRANG 1, 2, 3

    Description:
    “Air” means water and “Prang” means war. Air Prang was named after the jetty offering fresh water from an uphill aquifer, installed by the Japanese during WW2. Air Prang is a large, spread-out gradual sandy slope, which is popular for night diving but also potentially great during the day.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    7 minutes
    Critters:
    Giant frogfish, Yellow Ribbon Eel, Rhinopias Paddle-flap, Wonderpus Octopus, Broadclub Cuttlefish

  • ANGEL’S WINDOW

    Description:
    A twin-peaked coral pinnacle comes within a meter of the surface. A large cave offers a swim-through for divers on the deep end of the pinnacle. This site got its name from the sunlight that shines through the cave opening in the early morning. One side is a coral slope leveling out onto a sand flat at 15 meters and on the other side is a wall to a shelf at 8 meters, then a small plateau and another drop-off, down to 20-32 meters.
    Depth:
    30 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    20 minutes
    Critters:
    Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Xeno Crab ,Bubble Coral Shrimp, Reef Octopus or Day octopus, Leaf Scorpion Fish

  • AW SHUCKS

    Description:
    Next to a pearl farm, this site has a verdant mix of coral and sponge growth in the shallows with a sandy slope below. The first divers to explore this site proclaimed “Aw Shucks!” after they found a lot of critters during their dive. Snorkeling can also be done here.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    16 minutes
    Critters:
    Solar Power Nudibranch, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Thorny Seahorse, Emperor Snapper, Banded Messmate Pipefish

  • BATU ANGUS

    Description:
    This is a sheltered series of lava bowls offering good hard coral growth (especially lettuce corals) in shallow depths, no current and visibility better than anywhere else in the Strait. The dive site is named Batu Angus because “Batu” means rock and “Angus” means burns, signifying the hardened lava rock in the water. Although there are few schooling fish, this is an excellent place for snorkeling. For divers this site is known for mandarin fish, which can be seen mating and fighting at dusk.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    25 minutes
    Critters:
    Giant Moray, Reef Octopus or Day octopus, Broadclub Cuttlefish, Banded Messmate Pipefish, Pajama Cardinal Fish

  • BATU KAPAL

    Description: In Indonesian, “Batu” means rock and “Kapal” means ship. From a distance, the rocks of this site resemble a ship. These rocks are a set of pinnacles off the northern tip of Lembeh Island. This is the best big fish dive in North Sulawesi, but severe multi-directional currents prevent all but only the most experienced divers from venturing there. Turtles, white-tip and grey reef sharks, as well as eagle rays are also sometimes seen.
    Depth: 30 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride: 30 minutes
    Critters:
    Eagle Ray, Blue-Spotted Stingray, Six Banded Angelfish, Humphead Wrasse, Midnight Snapper

  • BATU MERAH

    Description:
    In Indonesian, “Batu” means rock and “Merah” means red, as this site has a red tint to the slopes. This site offers two dives: a rich coral slope or a steep sandy slope with coral bommies and a sunken fishing boat. There is much to see here. A cleaning station at 24 meters is a focal point, but there is a wide array of nudibranchs, pipefish, crustaceans, and cephalopod species.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    20 minutes
    Critters:
    Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Boxer Crab, Chromodoris kunei, Flying Gurnard, Estuarine Stonefish

  • BATU SANDAR

    Description:
    In Indonesian, Batu Sandar means Leaning Rock. The dive site is named after a rocky pinnacle that leans above the water. A finger of shallow hard coral extends out into the Strait down to 20 meters on a white sandy slope. Sheltered shallows have excellent soft coral and sponge growth, and the deeper flat sand has many scattered coral bommies. A good site for Pygmy Seahorses in the 20-25m depth range. The shallows are good for snorkelers.
    Depth:
    27 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    18 minutes
    Critters:
    Banded Coral Shrimp, Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Wonderpus Octopus, Pegasus Sea Moth, Broadclub Cuttlefish

  • BIANCA

    Description:
    This dive site is beside police pier 2 so it is quite similar to Police Pier 2. A sandy and rubble slope with soft coral area with many orange sponges, as well as a small muck area. “Pantai” means beach and “Kecil” means small, so this site is named after the nearby beach, which is very small.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    10 minutes
    Critters:
    Giant frogfish, Mandarin Fish, Painted Frogfish, Ribbon Eel, Risbecia tryoni

  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING

    Description:
    This stunning site is a seamount out from the island of Pulau Putus. It features twin coral peaks with a sand flat in between. The shallows are good for giant frogfish and tiny boxer crabs. The coral slopes down on either side, but the most exposed section is a series of steps formed by boulders and sand shelves which descend into the depths. A kaleidoscope of soft corals make this Lembeh’s most colorful dive site. Large mackerel and tuna pass by and the scenery is a big draw.
    Depth:
    can be more than 30 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    19 minutes
    Critters:
    Candy Crab, Boxer Crab, Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse, Harlequin Crab

  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING

    Description:
    This stunning site is a seamount out from the island of Pulau Putus. It features twin coral peaks with a sand flat in between. The shallows are good for giant frogfish and tiny boxer crabs. The coral slopes down on either side, but the most exposed section is a series of steps formed by boulders and sand shelves which descend into the depths. A kaleidoscope of soft corals make this Lembeh’s most colorful dive site. Large mackerel and tuna pass by and the scenery is a big draw.
    Depth:
    can be more than 30 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    19 minutes
    Critters:
    Candy Crab, Boxer Crab, Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse, Harlequin Crab

  • CRITTER HUNT

    Description:
    This dive site has a self-explanatory name – it is a lovely dive site, which offers some spectacular critter hunting. It has a nice and healthy reef in the shallows with many different species of anemones. A little bit deeper, there is a gentle rubble slope. Patches of coral rubble, goniopora and alvepora corals live at around 22 meters.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    8 minutes
    Critters:
    Warty Forgfish, Tiger Shrimp, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Emperor Shrimp, Banded Pipefish

  • CRITTER HUNT

    Description:
    This dive site has a self-explanatory name – it is a lovely dive site, which offers some spectacular critter hunting. It has a nice and healthy reef in the shallows with many different species of anemones. A little bit deeper, there is a gentle rubble slope. Patches of coral rubble, goniopora and alvepora corals live at around 22 meters.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    8 minutes
    Critters:
    Warty Forgfish, Tiger Shrimp, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Emperor Shrimp, Banded Pipefish

  • DANTE’S WALL

    Description: This site is named after a dive guide named Dante. At the very northern tip of Lembeh Island, this dive site has a beautiful wall going down to 30-35 meters, covered in black corals and sea fans. Where the wall ends at a slope, in the shallows there is small opening to a huge cave with shrimp, lobsters, and flashlight fish.
    Depth: 35 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride: 20 minutes
    Critters:
    Giant Frogfish, Bornella anguilla, Blacklip Butterfly Fish, Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Butterfly Fish

  • GOBY A’CRAB

    Description:
    This site is named for the extensive variety of gobies and crabs that can be found there. One of the few dive sites situated far south in Lembeh Strait. Excellent coral growth in the shallows, with a steep white sandy slope below. Visibility is generally better than in the middle of Lembeh Strait. A good mix of muck and coral species.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    25 minutes
    Critters:
    Algae Octopus, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Twin Spot Goby, Pygmy Cuttlefish, Halimeda Ghost Pipefish

  • HAIRBALL 1, 2, 3

    Description:
    This is one of the most famous of the muck sites in the Strait. The sandy slope here is exceptionally rich. The position on a point means that the mix of currents brings more nutrients than on most other nearby sites. A sandy slope to 30 meters with scattered reef in the shallows and at the far north end of the dive site.
    Depth:
    16 minutes
    Critters:
    Hairy Frogfish, Long Arm Octopus, Leafy Filefish, Emperor Snapper, Flamboyant Cuttlefish

  • HEYNUS

    Description:
    When first exploring this site, three divemasters; Terry, Ronald and Nus were trying to come up with a name when Terry said, “What about Hey, Nus?”. And that is how it got its name. It is a muck site with a gentle sandy slope that drops down to coral patches in about 14-20 meter depth. There are lots of scattered Physogyra corals and rope sponges along the slope.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    16 minutes
    Critters:
    Crocodile Snake Eel, Giant Frogfish, Snowflakes Moray, Cockatoo Waspfish, Emperor Shrimp

  • JAHIR 1, 2

    Description:
    A muck site that can be exceptional rich in critters. Coral patches on the shallow sandy flat to about 5 meters depth and a black sandy slope that continues down to 28 meters. Few concrete blocks that the mooring line is attached to and some sponge areas along the slope attracts a lot of interesting finds.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    11 minutes
    Critters:
    Hairy Frogfish, Long Arm Octopus, Robust Ghost Pipefish, Painted Frogfish, Flabellina rubrolineata

  • JIKO YANSI

    Description:
    A wall dive, this is a good spot for pygmy seahorses and other small critters. There is a slight overhang at the dive site and the scenery is the main draw.
    Depth:
    30 m+ maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    25 minutes
    Critters:
    Blue-Ringed Octopus, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Denise’s Pygmy Seahorse, Nembrotha purpureolineata, Broadclub Cuttlefish

  • KAPAL INDAH

    Description:
    A wreck dive in the central Strait. Kapal Indah was a large fishing trawler that now rests upright on a 30m sandy bottom. The main deck of the wreck is at about 20m. Shoreward of the wreck, a rubble slope rises to the shallows providing a good place to finish off the dive looking for small critters.
    Depth:
    30 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    15 minutes
    Critters:
    Flabellina exoptata, Bubble Coral Shrimp, Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Painted Frogfish

  • LEMBEH RESORT HOUSE REEF

    Description:
    “House Reefs” are traditionally located in front of the resort. The house reef is a shore dive, which can be dived any time. A sand and sea grass bed in the shallows at 2-7 meters leads on to a slope from 8-15 meters depth. Maximum depth is 25 meters. The substrate is mostly sand with colonies of corals and rubble areas at 7-8m. At 15 meters there are “reef balls” – artificial reefs which attract additional life. The house reef can be easily self-guided by means of a buoy system, which starts from 2 meters, continues down to 15 meters and brings you right back to shore.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    shore dive
    Critters:
    Pinnate Batfish, Blue Ribbon Eel, Black Ribbon Eel, Pygmy Sea Dragon, Twin Spot Goby

  • MADIDIR

    Description:
    A southern muck site, this is a shallow (2-3 meters) flat sandy area leading to a slope down to 20+ meters where the bottom reminds you of the craters of the surface of the moon. All sand. A cargo ship had been sunk on the shallow sandy flat. A bit different from sand sites within the Strait, it is hit-and-miss here, but there can be an exceptional variety of venomous fish, and pipefishes and their relatives. The site is named after the nearby village.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    30 minutes
    Critters:
    Common Seahorse, Mimic Octopus, Joruna funebris, Devil Scorpionfish

  • MADIDIR

    Description:
    A southern muck site, this is a shallow (2-3 meters) flat sandy area leading to a slope down to 20+ meters where the bottom reminds you of the craters of the surface of the moon. All sand. A cargo ship had been sunk on the shallow sandy flat. A bit different from sand sites within the Strait, it is hit-and-miss here, but there can be an exceptional variety of venomous fish, and pipefishes and their relatives. The site is named after the nearby village.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    30 minutes
    Critters:
    Common Seahorse, Mimic Octopus, Joruna funebris, Devil Scorpionfish

  • MAGIC CRACK

    Description:
    A continuance of the gentle sandy slope, the highlight of this dive is a coral and rubble patch stretching from 12 – 27 meters and is a good place to find thorny seahorses. In the shallows towards the bay is sand, but there is a healthy hard coral garden to the side, stretching southward out of the bay.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    16 minutes
    Critters:
    Leaf Scorpionfish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Broadclub Cuttlefish, Gymnodoris rubropapulosa, Coconut Octopus

  • MAKAWIDE 1, 2, 3

    Description:
    The Makawide sites are named after the nearby village. Excellent coral growth in the shallows and a rubble and sand slope. Makawide 2 has a pair of pinnacles, and is an excellent site for cephalopods and nudibranchs. The shallows are good for snorkeling.
    Depth:
    29 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    13 minutes
    Critters:
    Algae Octopus, Coleman Shrimp, Robust Ghost Pipefish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Banded Messmate Pipefish

  • MAWALI WRECK

    Description:
    The most popular wreck in the Strait, this huge WW2 Japanese freighter lies on her port side, offering a coral-encrusted oasis. Mawali is the name of the nearby village.
    Depth:
    30 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    15 minutes
    Critters:
    Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Glossodoris artromarginata, Chromodoris Willani, Chromodoris lochi, Nembrotha kubaryana

  • NUDI FALLS

    Description:
    Nudi Falls is named after the fact that the bubbles from the divers sometimes cause nudibranchs to fall off the wall above and drift down. One of the most popular sites in the Strait. It consists of a beautiful sheer wall with a rocky slope below, then a sandy slope, levelling out into the main channel of rubble sprouting a deep forest of large soft corals. Scenically, this site is unlike any other in the Strait.
    Depth:
    20 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    7 minutes
    Critters:
    Flabellina rubrolineata, Nembrotha kubaryana, Glossodoris cincta, Painted Frogfish, Pygmy Seadragon

  • NUDI RETREAT 1, 2, 3

    Description:
    One of the most heavily-dived sites in the strait, this is a lovely coral bowl in the shallows, turning into a sandy slope with encrusted boulders down below with two mini walls stretching out to either side, sporting healthy soft coral growth right up to only 2 meters in depth. The prime attractions here are pygmy seahorses and sea moths along with the attractive underwater scenery and general variety. Nudi Retreat is named for the large variety of nudibranchs that can be found there. When the visibility is good and a bit of current is running to open up all the soft corals, Nudi Retreat is a good Wide Angle dive.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    10 minutes
    Critters:
    Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Pegasus Sea Moth, Winged Pipefish, Electric Clam, Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse

  • NUDI RETREAT 1, 2, 3

    Description:
    One of the most heavily-dived sites in the strait, this is a lovely coral bowl in the shallows, turning into a sandy slope with encrusted boulders down below with two mini walls stretching out to either side, sporting healthy soft coral growth right up to only 2 meters in depth. The prime attractions here are pygmy seahorses and sea moths along with the attractive underwater scenery and general variety. Nudi Retreat is named for the large variety of nudibranchs that can be found there. When the visibility is good and a bit of current is running to open up all the soft corals, Nudi Retreat is a good Wide Angle dive.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    10 minutes
    Critters:
    Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Pegasus Sea Moth, Winged Pipefish, Electric Clam, Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse

  • PANTAI PARIGI

    Description:
    “Pantai” means beach and “Parigi” means well, so this site is named after the fresh water well on the nearby beach. A white sand muck site with healthy and dense coral cover in the shallows, then a gentle white sandy slope that is a good alternative to the predominantly black sand in the Strait.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    8 minutes
    Critters:
    Blue-Ringed Octopus, Halimeda Crab, Ambon Scorpionfish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Stick Pipefish

  • PANTE ABO

    Description:
    A 5 minutes trip away from the resort, this site has a coral area in the shallow parts around 5 until 7 m. It continues with black sandy slope until 20 m and rubble in the deep area. This is a nice site for night dives. “Pante” means beach and “Abo” is the name of a local girl who passed away near the site.
    Depth:
    6- 25 m
    Boat Ride:
    5 minutes
    Critters:
    Warty Forgfish, Wonderpus Octopus, Robust Ghost Pipefish, Chromodoris willani, Chromodoris annae

  • PANTE ABO

    Description:
    A 5 minutes trip away from the resort, this site has a coral area in the shallow parts around 5 until 7 m. It continues with black sandy slope until 20 m and rubble in the deep area. This is a nice site for night dives. “Pante” means beach and “Abo” is the name of a local girl who passed away near the site.
    Depth:
    6- 25 m
    Boat Ride:
    5 minutes
    Critters:
    Warty Forgfish, Wonderpus Octopus, Robust Ghost Pipefish, Chromodoris willani, Chromodoris annae

  • PANTAI JIKO

    Description:
    A sandy slope that leads into a beautiful sheer wall, which progressively becomes deeper. The wall is covered in whip corals, gorgonians, sponges, and soft corals. It usually has good visibility. “Pantai” means beach and “Jiko” means bay, as the site is named after a small beach on the bay in which it lies.
    Boat Ride:
    1 hour
    Critters:
    Harlequin sweetlip juvenile, Striped Sweetlips, Oriental Sweetlips, Chormodoris magnifica, Chrmodoris willani

  • PINTU COLADA

    Description:
    This dive site has a ridgeline of shallow healthy coral and a gentle white sand and rubble slope down to the 25m depth. This site is also the location of the evening Mandarin fish dive. The shallow corals are good for snorkelers.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    3 minutes
    Critters:
    Pink Squat Lobster, Blue-Ringed Octopus, Halimeda Ghost Pipefish, Hypsellodoris apolegma, Robust Ghost Pipefish

  • PINTU KOTA KECIL

    Description:
    To the right side of the resort, this site has a nice coral area surrounded by black sand and coral rubble. “Pintu” means door or gateway, “Kota” means town, and Kecil is the name of the nearby village.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    3 minutes
    Critters:
    Banggai Cardinal Fish, Ribbon Eel, Twin Spot Goby, Fingered Dragonet

  • PINTU KOTA BESAR (SEAGRASS)

    Description:
    This site is located to the left side of the resort. It is a rubble slope with a lot of halimeda algae.
    Depth:
    20 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    1 minute
    Critters:
    Giant Frogfish, Wonderpus Octopus, Halgerda batangas, Glossodoris cincta, Black Ribbon Eel

  • POLICE PIER 2

    Description:
    A sand and rubble slope with soft coral area with many orange sponges, as well as a small muck area. There are some pearl farm shacks on stilts in this site – a lot to see under the shack. Police Pier 2 is named for its proximity to the pier of the police station that monitors Lembeh Strait.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    10 minutes
    Critters:
    Banggai Cardinal Fish, Baramundi Cod, Painted Frogfish, Squid, Harlequin Shrimp

  • PULAU ABADI

    Description:
    A nice coral site in the middle section of the strait. Large barrel sponges, porites boulders and patches of halimeda algae in the shallows and large quantities of seafans further down the current exposed slope.
    Depth:
    30+ m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    10 minutes
    Critters:
    Blue-Ringed Octopus, Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Wonderpus octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Painted Frogfish

  • PULAU PUTUS

    Description:
    A beautiful coral and sponge garden in a sheltered bay. The scenery itself is the highlight, though larger rays (devil and eagle rays) are seen from time to time.
    Depth:
    30 maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    20 minutes
    Critters:
    Pinnate Batfish, Banana Nudibranch, Yellow Barred Jawfish, Giant Frogfish, Ribbon Eel

  • RETAK LARRY (LARRY’S CRACK)

    Description:
    Another black sand site, but with a small stand of healthy coral in the shallows.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    10 minutes
    Critters:
    Wonderpus Octopus, Hairy Frogfish, Mimic Octopus, White Eye Moray, Saddleback Snake Eel

  • ROJOS

    Description:
    ROJOS is named for our dive guides and crew that found the site while exploring. This includes Ronald, Opo, Joni, Ona, and Salmon. The site is a mix of coral, sandy slope, and sandy bottom. This site is near a pearl farming area.
    Depth:
    5 m – 26 m
    Boat Ride:
    15 minutes away
    Critters:
    Mimic Octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Long Arm Octopus, Fingered Dragonet, Randall Frogfish

  • SARENA BESAR

    Description:
    This site is at the Sarena Island group in the center of the strait. Since it is located at the “big” island, and the word for big in Indonesian is “Besar” the site is called “Sarena Besar”. The site is a combination of coral, rubble area, and a sandy bottom. In the shallow, there is some nice coral area, whereas the deep area is sandy bottom.
    Depth:
    3 m -20 m
    Boat Ride:
    5 minutes away
    Critters:
    Wonderpus Octopus, Blue Ribbon Eel, Algae Octopus, Harlequin Shrimp, Nembrotha kubaryana

  • SARENA BARAT

    Description:
    A sloping sand and rubble area near one of the smaller Sarena islands.
    Depth:
    30 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    5 minutes
    Critters:
    Nembrotha kubaryana, Chromodoris Willani, Chromodoris magnifica, Chromodoris annae, Banggai Cardinal Fish

  • SLOW POKE

    Description:
    A gentle sandy slope of black sand with some rubble and a single bommie that can harbor numerous ornate ghost pipefish at times.
    Depth:
    20 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    10 minutes
    Critters:
    Thorny Seahorse, Blue Ribbon Eel, Mimic Octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Saddleback Snake Eel

  • TANDURUSA

    Description:
    This dive site is named after the nearby village and means ‘deer horns’. It is a gentle sand and rubble slope.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    10 minutes
    Critters:
    Hispid frogfish, Whiskered /Okinawa Goby, Phyllodesmium magnum, Hairy Shrimp, Robust Ghost Pipefish

  • TANJUNG KUBUR

    Description:
    This site is named after the cemetery in the nearby village on the cape, as “Tanjung” means cape and “Kubur” means cemetery. A slope with nice hard corals in the shallows down to 15 meters, leading on to sand and rubble with small reef patches to 30 meters.
    Depth:
    30 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    15 minutes
    Critters:
    Painted Frogfish, Hairy Octopus, Robust Ghost Pipefish, Blue-Ringed Octopus, Thorny Seahorse

  • TANJUNG KUBUR

    Description:
    This site is named after the cemetery in the nearby village on the cape, as “Tanjung” means cape and “Kubur” means cemetery. A slope with nice hard corals in the shallows down to 15 meters, leading on to sand and rubble with small reef patches to 30 meters.
    Depth:
    30 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    15 minutes
    Critters:
    Painted Frogfish, Hairy Octopus, Robust Ghost Pipefish, Blue-Ringed Octopus, Thorny Seahorse

  • TANJUNG KUSU-KUSU

    Description:
    “Tanjung” means cape and “kusu-kusu” means tall or wild grass, so the dive site is named for the tall grass growing on the cape near the site. A shallow coral/rubble site with a residential population of mandarin fish. A good place for dusk dives to observe courtship and mating behavior of this elegant fish.
    Depth:
    20 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    5 minutes
    Critters:
    Mandarin Fish, Giant Frogfish, Wonderpus Octopus, Pinnate Batfish, Halgerda batangas

  • TANJUNG TEBAL

    Description:
    This stunning site offers huge boulders, creating canyons and shelves which stretch well out into the Strait. Strong currents are usually found here, demanding planning for slack tide. “Tanjung” means cape and “Tebal” means wide or thick, so this dive site is named for the thick part of the cape on which it lies, as seen from above.
    Depth:
    25 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    15 minutes
    Critters:
    Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse, Wonderpus Octopus, Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse, Nembrotha purpureolineata, Xeno Crab

  • TK3

    Description:
    ATK 1, 2 and 3 are short for Teluk Kembahu. “Teluk” means bay and Kembahu is the name of the nearby village. An excellent muck site with a sandy slope that starts at 5 meters and continues down to about 22 meters. Patches of rope-sponges attract various marine life as well as some small coral bommies in the shallows.
    Depth:
    28 m maximum depth
    Boat Ride:
    12 minutes
    Critters:
    Hairy Frogfish, Mimic Octopus, Painted Frogfish, Black Ribbon Eel, Blue Ribbon Eel