3 Stars

Oct - Mar

23 Hours


From £2155

Murex Bangka

Murex Bangka resort is located on the beach surrounded by tropical palm this picture-perfect resort is suitable for couple, families and groups alike. This island paradise is easily accessible, it is around an hour’s drive from Manado airport and 20 min boat ride. Ideally located near to numerous reefs of world renown Bangka Island and with its own house reef just a step off the beach and immerse yourself in a world of colour and life on their stunning House Reef!

The House Reef is home to numerous unique critters including pygmy seahorses, blue ribbon eels, mantis shrimps, cuttlefish, reef octopus, a variety of nudibranch species and look out for passing eagle rays. Other marine life you can expect to see on the various dives are white tip & black tip reef sharks, turtles & groupers, vibrant yellow, green and red soft corals. Unique species include resident dugongs, dolphins and pilot whales, several species of pygmy seahorse, harlequin and tiger shrimps, blue ring, mimic, reef and wonderpus octopus, ghost pipefish, Ambon scorpionfish, frogfishes, turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, tuna, great barracuda, schooling fish including snappers, fusiliers, cardinals and mackerel.

This Robinson Crusoe style resort offers modern Ocean View Deluxe accommodation that is strategically located on the hillside to give panoramic views over the ocean. As well as a choice of charming and comfortable, traditionally styled timber bungalows as well as larger duplex rooms, which have adjoining doors and are perfect for families. Buffet meals are served 3 times a day in the open-air dining area on the beachfront, with additional facilities that include a designated camera room, white sandy beach with loungers, beach hammocks, massage service and beach BBQ’s. As a family friendly resort, they can offer childcare on request, have paddle boards and snorkel gear for kids and a rope swing!

Enjoy your day's diving with the on-site Murex Divers PADI accredited fully equipped dive centre with a highly trained, friendly and professional team of dive masters and instructors. As a suitable destination for new and experienced divers, the crew knows the best sites and will share this knowledge to ensure you get the most out of your diving holiday. With around 26 dive sites within reach you are spoilt for choice with a myriad of spectacular sites, offering early morning dives, Mandarin dives (sunset) and night dives guests can decide on what suits them best.

Board Basis

Full Board .
Duplex bathroom

Duplex Rooms

Murex Bangka offers a choice of charming and comfortable, traditionally styled timber bungalows. The Duplex rooms are spacious and have adjoining doors, perfect for families. All rooms are oceanfront with stunning views, and benefit from private verandas with seating, ensuite hot water bathrooms and direct beach access.

  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite Facilities
  • Veranda
  • Desk
  • Sea View
  • King Size or Twin Beds
  • Drinking Water
Beach front cottage

Ocean Front Bungalow

The Oceanfront Bungalows have direct access to the beach and private verandas with seating where you can relax and enjoy the view. All accommodation has ensuite hot water bathrooms, air conditioning through the night and complimentry drinking water.

  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite Facilities
  • Veranda
  • Sea View
  • King Size or Twin Beds
  • Drinking Water

Deluxe Hillside Cottages

There are six Deluxe Hillside Cottages with panoramic views over the treetops to the ocean. The large verandas have built in day beds and each cottage has an ensuite indoor-outdoor bathroom. The floor to ceiling windows are a fantastic feature and there is air conditioning and 24 hour electricity.

  • Air conditioning
  • Veranda
  • En-suite Open Air Bathroom
  • Desk
  • Sea View
  • King Size or Twin Beds
  • Drinking Water



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Lembeh Resort

Critters@Lembeh is in partnership with Lembeh Resort. Danny Charlton & his wife Angelique Batuna worked together with Alex Rorimpandey and family since early 2002. Critters@Lembeh is the PADI 5* dive centre located on the beautiful grounds of the Lembeh Resort. The enthusiastic, fully qualified and professional friendly team awaits you at the diving centre to ensure you enjoy your scuba experience. Boasting nearly 50,000 combined Lembeh Strait dives, the dive team's infectious enthusiasm will exceed your highest expectations. The guest to guide ratio of 3:1 ensures personal attention that will help you get through most if not all of the critters on your wish list.

NITROX is available to qualified divers. For those who have yet to experience the benefits of NITROX, the centre offers the PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty course, as well as a full range of other PADI courses for those who wish to increase their diving knowledge and skills.

Critters@Lembeh offers more than six different dive opportunities every day including guided early morning house reef dives, guided boat dives at 08:00,11:00, and 14:30. An early evening guided Manderin fish dive at 17:15, guided night dives at 18:30 and a guided late-night dive after 20:00 and self-guided house reef dives.

The centre has four spacious, comfortable and efficient dive boats and a smaller speed boat used for special for charters. Boat trips to the dive sites are generally between 5 and 15 minutes. Double boat dives are arranged when divers desire sites located further than 20 minutes from the resort.

Please Note:

Dive packages are based on 2 boat dives a day and include air tanks, weights, guide and local taxes at 11%.

Get 1 self-guided house reef dive free when you pay 2 boat dives on the same day.

All courses include equipment, certification, manuals and instructor services.

Sea Camera with housing USD 15

Big Tank (15L) per day USD 7

Diving Courses:

All courses include equipment, certification, manuals and instructor services.

Equipment Rental The equipment rental prices listed below are per person per day and will be paid directly by you at the dive counter.

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Enriched Air Diver

The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

PADI Divemaster

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

The PADI Dive master course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include: