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Lembeh Resort

Lembeh Resort

Lembeh Resort offers comfortable accommodations set in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens overlooking Lembeh Strait. For a truly exceptional experience in a relaxed and professional atmosphere, Lembeh Resort is a great Scuba diving choice.

14 cottages with spacious verandahs overlooking the Strait, perfect for viewing glorious North Sulawesi sunsets

Fully air-conditioned bedrooms with attached Balinese-style (open-air) bathrooms, mini bar & personal safe

Swimming pool, restaurant & bar, library/video viewing room with satellite TV, gift shop, massage service, internet access & laundry service.

Though it is the black sand inhabitants that have made the area famous, there are sites that showcase the biodiversity that North Sulawesi is renowned for. With approximately 300 types of coral and 3000 species of fish to be found along the coasts of the region, there are plenty of sites which offer divers a more traditional diving experience with hard and soft coral gardens hosting schooling fish in abundance, sea snakes, turtles, as well as passing pelagics such as barracuda, trevally and mackerel species. Mantas and whales also make seasonal appearances in the strait. There are walls, slopes, sand flats with bommies, boulder-strewn areas and even pinnacles to provide a variety of underwater landscapes. To round out the superlative adventure there are even 5 wrecks to dive, 2 of which were sunk during WWII action.

General Information

Diving Lembeh Strait can be accomplished year-round owing to the sheltering influence of Lembeh Island. No matter what inclement weather system may be passing, or how strong the currents may be, there will be numerous sites with calm conditions suitable for easy for diving.

Lembeh Resort
Lembeh Resort
Lembeh Resort
Lembeh Resort
Lembeh Resort

Scuba Highlights

Lembeh Strait has already been established as the mecca of what is known as muck or critterdiving. Professional photographers and film crews are regular visitors to the strait, shooting award-winning images of the extraordinary inhabitants that mesmerize divers dive after dive.

Marine Life

Pygmy seahorses, mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, mandarinfish, hairy frogfish, ghost pipefish, rhinopias, pegasus seamoths, banggai cardinalfish, stargazers, bobbit worms, harlequin shrimp, candy crabs, bobtail squid, devilfish, snake eels, etc.

Travel Highlights

The water temperature varies, but is usually 26-29 degrees Celcius. This is a usually a bit cooler than Bunaken, so a 5 mm full wetsuit is recommended. Visibility also varies, between sites as well as time of the year. It fluctuates between 5-30 meters, lower at the muck sites compared to the more open northern sites, but usually rests in the 12-15 meter range at most of the more popular central sites.


North Sulawesi, Indonesia offers unparalleled marine biodiversity, with a wide range of dive experience options. But for divers interested in searching out encounters with bizarre and beautiful critters, Lembeh Strait, located near the port town of Bitung, hosts some of the best muck diving on the planet.

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