All Levels

Oct -Mar

12 Nights

Walls, Reefs & Macro

From £2995

Passport to Paradise

Passport to Paradise is a unique diving experience which allows you to explore three distinct diving destinations in one trip. You’ll have 150 dive sites to choose from and with seamless boat diving transfers from resort to resort there’s no gear packing, no wasted transfer days, just relax, enjoy and dive, dive, dive.

Tour Price

  • Excluding flights twin share from £2995
  • Deposit: £600 at the time of booking
  • Flights – Between £599 and £799 per person (Flights need to depart the UK on the 28/04/2019)
  • Single Supplement – £425
  • Upgrade to Deluxe Ocean View Cottage at Lembeh Resort – £350 per person
  • Upgrade to Cliffside Suite at Lembeh Resort – £920 per person

Additional Information

Bunaken's dive sites are famous for their wall dives but there are other sites that offer sloping reefs and a range topographies. In Manado, be sure to be on the lookout for dolphins on the boat rides each day. Lekuan I and Lekuan ll are two sites which epitomize the diving around Bunaken Island. They both offer dramatic vertical walls which feature ledges on which huge green turtles rest lazily, small caves which are often occupied by whitetip reef sharks and beautiful corals bursting with macro life.

Bangka offers you an explosion of color and kaleidoscopic soft corals. Bangka dive sites are a sensory overload where the pristine reefs are teeming with life. Pelagics and critters, Bangka has it all! Unique species include resident dugongs, dolphins and pilot whales, several species of pygmy seahorse, harlequin and tiger shrimps, blue ring, mimic and reef octopus, ghost pipefish, Ambon scorpionfish, frogfishes, turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, tuna, great barracuda, schooling fish including snappers, fusiliers, cardinals and mackerel.

Lembeh Strait has been referred to as the "Twilight Zone" because of its rare and unusual marine life. Most dive sites are black sand slopes which may appear barren at first but after a second glance their secrets are revealed. Iconic Lembeh Strait critters include the hairy frogfish, blue ring octopus, mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, Rhinopias, harlequin shrimp and the list goes on.

We have limited places available on this itinerary therefore it is recommended that you book early. Call us today to reserve your place.

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Itinerary Overview

Fly to Manado from the UK

Flight departs from Heathrow 09:15 arriving Manado 13:05 +1 (via Singapore)Transfer (approximately 1 hour) to the Murex Manado and check-in for your 4 night stay.

Murex Manado resort is located on the beach surrounded by tropical palm this picture-perfect resort is suitable for couple, families and groups alike, and it is only a 1-hour drive from Manado airport. Ideally located near to the numerous reefs of world renowned Bunaken National Park and with its own house reef just a step off the volcanic black sand beach you can discover a world of critters and intriguing macro life right on your doorstep!

3 days diving at the Murex Dive Resort in Manado

Enjoy the classical wall diving of Bunaken a with up to 3 dives per day, with possible night diving available.

Kick off your day with a two dive trip to the Bunaken Marine Park which is just 35 minutes away. Look out for the resident spinner dolphin pods that like to play alongside our boats. Return to the resort for lunch, followed by a third dive to explore Manado Bay OR opt for a three dive safari trip with lunch served on the boat. Please note that when diving in Bunaken Marine Park there is a (one off) Marine Park entry fee of IDR 150,000 per diver / snorkeler. Manado Bay night dives reveal a host of rare critters and are definitely a highlight.

Diving transfer from the Murex Dive Resort in Manado to Murex Dive Resort in Bangka

Enjoy 2 wall dives en-route. Look out for dolphins on the way.Check-in at Murex Dive Resort in Bangka for 3 nights, afternoon at leisure.

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!

2 days diving at the Murex Dive Resort in Bangka

Enjoy up to 3 dives a day including stunning pinnacles and coral reefs, rich in diversity and colour.

Murex dive boats are purpose built for your comfort, safety and to deliver a smooth ride. With 7 boats in our fleet, which range in size, we are able to offer flexible schedules and cater for private boat options as well as for larger groups of families and friends.

Diving transfer from the Murex Dive Resort in Bangka to Lembeh Resort in the Lembeh Straight

Enjoy 2 reef dives en-route alongside stunning scenery. Check-in at Lembeh Resort for 5 nights, afternoon at leisure.

The Lembeh Resort is a wonderful, intimate boutique style hotel elegantly situated amongst the lush green tropical hills of Lembeh Island with magnificent views out over the straits. Approximately 1 and a half hours drive from Manado airport, followed by a 10 minute boat ride across the Lembeh Strait the resort is encircled by opulent green gardens ensuring it blends perfectly into the landscape. This resort has swiftly become a world class diving destination within the diving community fundamentally for muck and critter diving, though in more recent years it has also become extremely popular for macro and wide angled photography.

4 days diving with Critters@Lembeh

Enjoy up to 3 dives a day exploring the weird and wonderful creatures in the critter capital of the world.

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.

Time to say your goodbyes.

Transfer to the Airport (approximately 1 hour) to Depart Manado at 13:50 to the UK via Singapore, arriving Heathrow 05:55.

Available Experiences

Marcelina

Monday, 09 March 2020

Top Five House Reefs

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Passport to Paradise

The trip was amazing and everything went very smoothly as always, it would definitely be a trip that I would consider doing again.

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