Lembeh Strait

A true wonder of the diving world. Black sand and crazy critters. A top 10 dive destination.

This is the place to visit for critter diving. The black volcanic sand has caused animals to evolve in a way that is unique to this destination. Some great local excursions on offer as well.

Insider's View

Lembeh Strait is known by divers as the muck diving capital of the world. Mention Lembeh diving to any serious underwater photographer/diver and their eyes come over all misty and distant. There are only a few places on the planet that are as varied and give you the chance to see shy critters such as the mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, harlequin shrimps, skeleton shrimps and innumerable nudibranchs.

When you dive the Lembeh Strait you are actually diving a narrow strip of sea between Lembeh Island and the mainland, just 500 metres to 1 kilometre wide with numerous dive sites dotted around the sandy slopes.

Insider's View


4 Stars

All Year

23 Hours


From £3495

Lembeh Resort

Indonesia, Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Resort offers guests fantastic rooms with breath-taking views, this wonderful destination is the perfect spot for critter and muck diving and underwater photography!

  • Boutique divers resort
  • 13 luxury cottages, 6 Garden view rooms & 1 Cliff side villa
  • Full board with 3 boat dives per day
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Local cultural tours
  • Pool/Spa/Internet/PADI Dive Centre

4 Stars

Oct - Mar

23 Hours


From £3095

Nad Lembeh Resort

Indonesia, Lembeh Strait

The NAD’s location, knowledgeable staff, beautiful house reef, personal service is perfect for all and with divers to guide ratio of a staggering 2:1 makes it a haven for photographers.

  • Open air restaurant
  • Choice of rooms or bungalows
  • Free use of Kayaks
  • 2:1 dive guide ratio
  • Free house reef dives
  • Great new bar opened Aug 2017


Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Norma & Richard H. – North Sulawesi Diving Adventure

Diving adventure in North Sulawesi organised by Marcelina at Ultimate Diving.

Norma & Richard H. – North Sulawesi Diving Adventure

Minahasa Highland Tour

Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Every time you visit a country you will see a different kind of people with their own cultures and art. North Sulawesi has been known as ‘The Land Of Smiling People’ and we will prove this to you while we show you around the highlands. Feel the cool mountain air far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We start this trip - where we visit a number of sights - at 8:00AM and the duration is about 9 to 10 hours.

Manado City Trip

Tour Type: City Trips

For those who like shopping, we will take you to the other side of North Sulawesi Island. You will visit a souvenir shop but we also have some other interesting places to show you. This trip takes around 6 - 7 hours.

Tangkoko Nature Reserve

Tour Type: Wildlife Tours

This tour is perfect to do on your last day when you are off-gassing for your flight back home on the following day, as we leave the resort at 1:30 PM - so you will still be able to do the 1st dive!!!
On this trip we take you to Tangkoko Duasudara Nature Reserve where you can see a variety of wildlife.

White Water Rafting

Tour Type: Adventure Tours

An active morning adventure, white water rafting!

Destination Fact File

A true wonder of the diving world. Black sand and crazy critters. A top 10 dive destination.

Air Temperature

Water Temperature

Destination Details

Internal Flights & Luggage Lembeh is served by Manado’s International airport which means you do not have to waste any more time flying and get in the water as soon as possible. The luggage allowance for Singapore Airlines and Silk Air is 30KG from the UK.
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the resort. Transfer times are as follows:
Transfer to Lembeh From Manado airport: 90 minutes by car followed by a 10 minute boat ride
Dive Season You can go scuba diving in Lembeh all year but the conditions do vary. Water temperatures hit a peak of 28-29°C between October and March. Then they fall to their lowest at 25-26°C in July and August, which coincides with the greatest number of critters. October to December has the best visibility.

January and February has the lowest visibility, when the water temperature is at its warmest. During the worst rainy season months of January and February some of the exposed dive sites at the far northern end of the strait may occasionally be out of bounds due to rough seas.

Kungkungan Bay Resort & Spa

Indonesia, Lembeh Strait

Summer Dive Trips offers 4 nights/ 3 diving days (8 day dives) in Garden view Cabin only £600 7 nights/ 6 diving days (17 day dives) in a Garden view Cabin only £1176 Travel from June 1st to July 31, 2018 Kungkungan Bay Resort itinerary includes the following: Accommodations ( Upgrades are available), 3 meals in our Indonesia menu service restaurant, up to 3 day boat dives per day, free beach diving between 8am-9pm, free Wi-Fi, tax and service charges. Single surcharge is £35 per night. Airport transfer is £30 per car. Group offer: 7 pays, the 8 is free. International flights available on request. Call 02086556458 or send us an email to info@ultimatediving.co.uk

Save on your summer trip to Indonesia, Kungkungan Bay Resort & Spa travelling from June 1st to July 31, 2018.

Birmingham Dive Show offer

Indonesia, Lembeh Strait

Combine any 2 or 3 resorts & receive 5% discount.

Booking period: 20.10.2018 - 28.11.2018
Travel period: 24.11.2018 - 30.04.2020

Summer special kids/student get 50% off at Murex Resort

Indonesia, Bangka

Booking date between June and August 2019