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Lembeh Strait

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Best macro dive spot :)

Been there two times, can t wait to go back in a few years... Amazing dives even if the harbour is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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The World Class Of Elegant Muck Diving In Lembeh Straits

To those of you who don’t know about let me give you a little history muck diving is denfintely... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cheah C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been there two times, can t wait to go back in a few years... Amazing dives even if the harbour is growing way too fast for my taste (doubled in size in just 4 years).

Thank Laurent0
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

To those of you who don’t know about let me give you a little history muck diving is denfintely not gong to be mostly the diversity of coral dives to the most obvious let’s point that out! It’s all be going to be black sandy...More

Thank Cheah C
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The most amazing marine creatures on Earth. Our diving enthusiasm was only dampened by the horrific amount of underwater trash. We must ban single use plastics worldwide!!

Thank mafarmerga
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Lembeh Strait had been on our bucket list since we became more interested in small staff a few years ago so we more or less knew what to expect. However, what we saw there exceeded our expectations - hairy frogfish, giant frogfish, coconut octopus, mimic...More

Thank Elżbieta P
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Not typical coral diving but great muck diving with lots of macro life. Saw many organisms never seen before

Thank mapauldvm
Reviewed 15 May 2018

My husband and I have been several times to the Lembeh Strait and have loved the fascinating muck diving (volcanic silt and rubble) that is offered here. We do recommend choosing a dive resort with very experienced dive guides, as diving here is an exciting...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 8 April 2018

If you scuba dive, this place should be on your bucket list. This was one of the most spectacular dive sites, ever. Truly incredible creatures. One dive that was truly memorable was the evening dive to watch the mandarin fish mating. Wow. Absolutely incredible. We...More

1  Thank Susan P
Reviewed 25 March 2018

To get to the fascinating diving of Lembeh Straits, you need to fly in to Manado, then go by car to Bitung (about an hours drive) which gives you access to Lembeh Straits. One of the questions I had while I was planning my trip...More

2  Thank ALR0609
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Totally different diving that most ocean diving. Predominantly black sand with slow paced hunting for a variety of creatures. Good dive masters are essential. Highly recommend Black Sand Dive Retreat. Saw numerous sea horses, multiple frogfish, wonderpus octopus, mimic octopus, coconut octopus, algae octopus, many...More

1  Thank Doug F
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Had a wonderful opportunity to dive in Lembeh Strait, with Bastianos Lembeh Dive Operators. A great view underwater with unique marine seascape, The trip would be a memorable underwater experience of North Sulawesi Trip.

Thank alvinpahlevi
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23 June 2018|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
We do this from South Africa, but I would imagine that the best and possibly one of the least expensive options from LA would also be to book a flight with Singapore airlines to Manado (I think United airlines are star... More
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Response from Cheah C | Reviewed this property |
this place isn’t the place for you would like to take your snorkel and plunge into the water for a snorkeling holiday on paradise island. They are some sites in lembeh which has coral divings. This place is know for muck... More