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Critters@Lembeh and Lembeh Resort is the premiere destination for critter diving, muck diving, and underwater photography—especially macro photography and wide angle photography—in Lembeh Strait. A spectacular boutique-style resort, situated on Lembeh Island and perched above the beautiful Lembeh Strait of northeast Sulawesi is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and blends perfectly into the landscape.
Founded by Danny Charlton and his wife Angelique Batuna, Critters@Lembeh has been diving Lembeh Strait for Lembeh Resort since 2002. Danny, an American, and Angelique, originally from North Sulawesi, have been working together with Lembeh Resort founder Alex Rorimpandey and his family, also from North Sulawesi, since before Lembeh Resort’s opening. At Critters@Lembeh and Lembeh Resort, we pride ourselves on our strong partnership and teamwork that provides our guests an experience of critter diving Lembeh Strait that is second to none.
Our team of professional local dive guides boasts nearly 70,000 combined Lembeh Strait dives. Our dive team’s infectious enthusiasm for muck diving and underwater photography will exceed your expectations, keeping you engaged and excited throughout your Lembeh Strait adventure. Whether you are already expert in macro photography, underwater photography and muck diving or just getting to know the magical experience of diving Indonesia, we are your friends in Lembeh Strait. Our guest-to-guide ratio of 4:1 ensures personal attention that will help you see most, if not all, of the critters on your wish lists. Unlimited diving is offered to resort guests, with the majority of the 50+ sites within the Strait only a quick, comfortable boat ride away.
Nights Dives Double/Twin Triple Single 5D/4N 9 US$ US$ 6D/5N 12 US$ US$ 7D/6N 15 US$ US$ 8D/7N 18 US$ US$ 9D/8N 21 US$ US$ 10D/9N 24 US$ US$
- Include dinner on day of arrival, 3 meals a day and breakfast on day of departure, including Mineral water
- Accommodation in air-conditioned room
- Up to 3 guided day-dives on air per day by boat with cylinders & weights.
- Airport porter service
- Air-conditioned minibus transfers to and fro airport for a minimum stay of 7 nights
- Free Internet access
- Applicable government taxes
- Airport transfers of US$XX per person per way (for stay less than 7 nights)
- Equipment rentals
- Nirox fills
- Land Excursions
- Soft Drink & Alcohol Beverages
- Lembeh Divers Permit
Pre-booked Nitrox Package : US$X / cylinder net US$X/ day net
(Note: Must be pre-booked for all diving days)
Night dives: US$42 per person
Group Booking Offer:
- 1 free with 5 paying pax
Dive Equipment Per Day Per Pax Full Set US$ BCD US$ Mask & Snorkel US$ Fins US$ Regulator US$ Wet Suit (Long) US$ Diving Computer US$ Diving Torch US$
Upgrades AvailableReserve Your Space with Only a 30% Deposit and Pay the Balance 60 Days Prior to Departure. Prices valid till 31st October 2014.
Guests of Lembeh Resort stay in one of two different Deluxe Cottage styles – Traditional Minahasan or Modern Cliffside – or the Garden View Rooms. All guest rooms include 24-hour electricity, en-suite bathroom with hot water, hairdryer, air-conditioning, king-size bed or twin beds, wardrobe, table and chair, dispenser for cold and hot drinking water, complimentary tea and coffee, mini-bar and electronic safe.
The very spacious Traditional Minahasan Cottages are fully detached and located along the front resort gardens, which are directly behind the waterline. Built from wood in the traditional style of the local Minahasan culture, with long covered wooden verandas, these cottages offer our guests beautiful sea views as well sunset views over Mount Klabat and other volcanoes. All but one of these cottages include an open bathroom complete with open-air shower as well as a closed shower. Four of these cottages are designed as two separate rooms—living room and bedroom—allowing comfortable accommodation for up to four people.
The more modern Cliffside Cottages are located high above the rest of the resort on the opposite side of a small bay which forms the heart of the property. Their location requires walking up steps, but guests staying in these cottages agree that the uninterrupted 180 degree views over Lembeh Strait from each room’s private balcony are simply stunning and worth the walk! These cottages also include an open-air bathroom with open-air shower.
Constructed in 2012, the Garden View Rooms are located close to the Restaurant and Dive Center and are surrounded by and enjoy views of our tropical gardens. These rooms are perfect for single travelers or those persons with a smaller budget.
Groomed walkways traverse our well-attended grounds of lush tropical gardens including many local fauna and flora found only in the tropics.
Restaurant & Bar
The Restaurant & Bar, centrally located with beautiful views on the upper level of the main building, is open from 7 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Breakfast is usually a buffet of fresh tropical fruits & juices; bread, cereals & yogurts; oven-fresh pastries & homemade rolls; and cooked-to-order Western or Indonesian dishes. Lunch is usually also a buffet. Dinner is served a-la-carte, when our chefs prepare a wide selection of international & Indonesian cuisine catering to all tastes. The chefs will happily do their utmost to accommodate any special requests and dietary requirements. Morning & afternoon snacks are also served, and tea & coffee are available throughout the day in the dining area.The resort offers regular Indonesian BBQ nights where guests can enjoy a delicious spread of satays and Indonesian dishes while being serenaded by the local Sunday school choir.
Our guests may enjoy a bottle of wine from our selection, sip a refreshing cocktail or simply have a cold local Bintang beer while sitting at our bar. The new poolside bar is one of the best spots to enjoy the view over Lembeh Strait between dives or gather with friends for sunset. You can chat with other guests and share your muck diving experiences, have a drink while watching the sunset, or simply stargaze after dinner.
Just meters from the sea, guests can enjoy stunning day and sunset views across the Lembeh Strait by relaxing around or cooling off in the freshwater swimming pool. Sunbeds and umbrellas around the pool ensure guests’ comfort, and towels are provided.
After a hard day’s diving, guests can unwind by treating themselves to a relaxing massage at our spa. The spa is open from 2:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Guests may select from a range of treatments from a 30-minute reflexology session to 2.5 hours of pampering.
You will feel right at home in our Dive Center. We offer a few essential items for sale, complimentary tea and coffee facilities as well as reasonably priced specialty coffee for surface intervals. A large collection of reference books specific to muck diving, diving North Sulawesi and diving Indonesia to help you identify critters.
Full dive equipment rental is available. Additionally you can rent a torch for a night dive, a special u/v torch for viewing luminescent critters & coral or a compact camera for underwater photography (our Photo Pro can provide macro photography lessons too). You may also request a magnifying lens or a pair of fingerless gloves to accompany your critter diving to help you capture those beautiful Lembeh macro photography images.
What to do between dives in Lembeh Strait? We now offer the Divers’ Lounge, a place where divers can relax in or out of their wetsuits, purchase a barista beverage (cappuccinos, espressos, iced mochas…You name it!), and peruse our library of dive magazines and identification books. Our professional guides and staff marine biologist will happily join you and help you identify all those critters captured in pixels. You won’t have far to wander after your dive, as our Divers’ Lounge is located conveniently next to the Dive Center.
Drying/ Changing Facilities
The equipment rinsing/drying facilities are only steps from the boat. After your first dive, our dive team will see that your equipment is carried, rinsed and stored properly. For all subsequent dives, it will be loaded on the boat assembled and ready for your use. Our boat crews and dive guides will treat camera gear with the respect it deserves. Wetsuits are washed in special soap every two or three days, or upon request, and after the last dive of your trip.
The friendly and cheerful people of North Sulawesi will win you over as much as the diving. Our professional, courteous and attentive service will be as memorable as the critter diving of Lembeh Strait.
Our spacious camera room and equipment rinsing/drying facilities are only steps from the boat. After your first great muck dive, our dive team will see that your equipment is carried, rinsed and stored properly. For all future dives, it will be loaded on the boat assembled and ready for your use. Our boat crews will treat camera gear with the respect it deserves.
The friendly and cheerful people of North Sulawesi will win you over as much as the critter diving. Our professional, courteous and attentive service will be as memorable as the critters diving of Lembeh Strait.