Dive Package from US$528
5 Days / 4 Nights Package
NAD is situated in the beautiful Lembeh Straits region of North Sulawesi. Famous the world over for its peerless macro and muck diving, the Lembeh Strait region offers more than just face to face encounters with weird and wonderful critters. The resort is nestled between two hills inside a tranquil bay on Lembeh Island, a short boat ride from Bitung Harbour and minutes away from all the top dive sites of the region. Despite our proximity to Bitung we have a clean beach with some nice corals and lots of wildlife at the waters’ edge. 2 types of Kingfishers nest next to our bungalows, and juvenile monitor lizards can be seen on the beach in the early morning. In the evenings, Tarsiers can be heard in the trees around the Restaurant. NAD is also owner-operated, almost all year Simon and Zee are present on site.
NAD has ten rooms and four bungalows, we try not to cut down trees, and these lovely large trees provide shade which we are thankful for in the dry months. Our housereef has stable populations of ‘Lembeh Seadragons’ and several types of Anemonefish – more than enough subjects to spend a few hours shooting during your stay. The resort had an overhaul in 2012, with new Kitchen, Restaurant and Lounge Area which has made bugs and mosquito sightings rare in the common areas. The resort also has 2 fogging machines to keep the mosquitos under control in the wet months.
Lembeh Island is famous for it’s critter diving in the Muck. Muck and Critter Diving usually takes place in areas with Black Sand substrate which is a haven for small ‘macro photography’ critters. You will find many species of Octopus, Frogfish and Seahorses here. Bitung is a small port town situated on the South Coast of North Sulawesi, or Sulawesi Utara as it is known here. About 1 hours drive away is Manado international Airport, and a further 30 Minutes from there is Manado City.
Here at NAD Lembeh Resort, we offer our guests 24hr electricity with all airconditioned rooms, along with free WiFi Internet Access in most areas. All our Rooms feature hot water showers which are ideal after a long critter dive in the muck! We also offer Nitrox Diving for a surcharge if people wish to use Enriched Air Nitrox.
The housereef at NAD-Lembeh is quite large, with many different habitats. In the shallows we have Algae Patches and Seagrass beds, then on the sides of the bay hear the two headlands we have some corals / anemones (good snorkelling in the shallows). In the centre on the slope we have 3 wooden shipwrecks in various states of decay, that have been inhabited by Groupers, Skeleton Shrimps, Lembeh Seadragons and Nudibranchs.
Nights Dives Double/Twin Single 5D/4N 9 US$528 US$558 6D/5N 12 US$682 US$712 7D/6N 15 US$848 US$878 8D/7N 18 US$1014 US$1044 9D/8N 21 US$1180 US$1210 10D/9N 24 US$1332 US$1362
- Include dinner on day of arrival, 3 meals a day and breakfast on day of departure
- Accommodation in Beachfront Room
- 3 guided day-dives per day by boat.
- Airport transfers of US$18 per person per way
- Equipment rentals
- Land Excursions
- Soft Drink & Alcohol Beverages
Nitrox EANx32 per day : US$20
Nirox EANx32 15L per day: US$30
Night dives and Mandarinfish dives are charged at $42 per person. We require a minimum of 2 pax for a Nigh/ Mandarin dive to take place. Single Supplement charges may apply if you wish to do a solo night/ mandarin fish dive.
Housereef divig is available for free to persons staying on a 5 nights (3 boat dives a day) or longer package. Guests who wish to dive at the house reef but is staying less than 5 nights will be charges $10 per tank. Diving on the house reef without a guide is subject to the management’s discretion. The house reef is open from 7.30am to 7.30pm.
Group Booking Offer (Minimum 6D/5N, 11 day boat dives):
- 1 free with 7 paying pax
Dive Equipment Per Day Per Pax Full Set US$ BCD US$ Mask & Snorkel US$ Fins US$ Regulator US$ Wet Suit (Long) US$ Diving Computer US$ Diving Torch US$
Upgrade to Seaview Bungalow available. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest prices and promotions.Reserve Your Space with Only a 30% Deposit and Pay the Balance 60 Days Prior to Departure
- NAD Restaurant
We offer a unique dining and culinary experience at NAD with a healthy combination of International and Indonesian cuisine. Our clubhouse is a spacious restaurant and lounge area designed in the local tradition using all natural products sourced locally and built by master craftsmen from North Sulawesi.
The restaurant encompasses a large area perfect for dining in a large group. We find this a perfect way for our guests from around the world to sit together during meal times and swap fish tales and stories of the day. For those who are looking for a little more privacy, we can spread the tables out to give a romantic candlelight dinner.
There is 24 hour a day coffee, tea, and hot chocolate available along with fresh hot or cold water. Meals are served buffet style with a variety of meat and vegetable dishes to satisfy everyone’s palate. If you have any special requests we are certainly open to ideas and will do our best to source it. Our chef shops in the local market daily to ensure we have the freshest food available every meal.
Camera FacilitiesNAD has one large camera room featuring individual workstations for each room, and overspill benches for those who like to spread. Situated in between the rebreather room and the restaurant / clubhouse your toys are never too far away. Each workbench has a shelf for our chargers, 8 power points (Indo / European 2 pin plugs – adapter strips available and plentiful), a mini spotlight, towel hangars (for camera towels, a rubberised matt for your camera and a mouse-mat style camera mat for your delicates. There is also space for the largest pelican cases underneath and a lower shelf for your additional charging needs.We also have a gift shop with diopters and floaty arms (and more) should you need.
6.30am – Light Breakfast
7.00am – Cooked Breakfast
8.00am – Dive Boat Departure
8.30am – Dive 1
9.45am – Snack on the Boat
10.45am – Dive 2 12.30pm – Lunch
2.30pm – Dive 3 Boat Departure
4.30pm – Snack
5.00pm – Mandarin Dive
5.45pm – Night Dive
7.30 to 8.30pm Dinner Starts (time dependant on Night Diving Activities).