We are a professional Dutch-Indonesian PADI 5* Dive Resort on Pulau Weh, a beautiful island at the most north-western tip of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Open since 1998, Lumba Lumba Diving Centre has become a meeting point on Gapang Beach, a hub of activity from where the diving starts. A friendly and welcoming place where you will feel at home.
Still being an insider’s secret, Pulau Weh offers unspoiled and uncrowded dive sites. Add our team’s dedication, experience and love for the ocean and you’ll get unforgettable dives. From spectacular full-adrenaline dives to long, slow relaxed macro dives.
On one average dive you can easily log a dozen moray eels (of five or more different species), beautiful sea fans, hunting trevallies, neon rivers of fusiliers, a couple of stingrays and maybe an octopus or two.
Depending on the location, time and current, it’s quite likely to add tuna, barracudas, eagle rays, sharks (white tip, black tip and occasionally a grey reef or hammerhead), groupers, turtles and giant reef rays. In season we quite frequently see mantas and schools of devil rays! The most vibrantly coloured nudibranchs, frogfishes, ghost-pipe fishes, seahorses and tiny squat lobsters can be spotted when going macro.
Our daily diving is very flexibly organized, offering 2 to 3 boat dives a day. Each dive is a separate trip, coming back to the beach for relaxed surface intervals. The main dive sites are just a 5 to 20 min boat ride away. With our 3 speedboats we can move flexible with our divers and students to different dive sites. Also further dive sites like the Canyon - known as one of the best dive sites of Indonesia- can more easily be reached! Next to the prime sites, we organize special day trips to further locations and deep, tech wreck dives at additional costs.
We always make very small groups with their own professional guides, to cater for the differences in the divers’ experiences and interests! Following the local fisherman tradition, there is no diving possible from Thursday night 18:00 till Friday afternoon 14:00. So our first dive on Friday is just after 14:00 but then we still have a second afternoon-dusk dive at 16.45.
For rental equipment we only use top-model Apeks regulators with Suunto SPGs and depth gauges and Aqualung/Mares BCDs. We offer a wide range of masks, including masks with prescription lenses, full foot and open heel fins, shorties and long wetsuits. We also rent Suunto and Mares dive computers.
We have over 90 tanks. Most of our tanks are the “standard” aluminium 80 cu ft size, but we also have smaller sizes 40, 50, 63 and bigger 100 cu ft sizes on request. Available with INT and DIN valves. We use two silent Bauer Verticus Compressors, which can each fill four/six tanks at a time and are equipped with fully automatic electronic Securus filter monitoring, so we have guaranteed clean air stations.
Our beachfront resort Lumba Lumba Living offers spacious duplex cottages and colourful budget rooms, built specifically with our divers in mind. They are situated on Gapang Beach, next to the dive centre, widely spread out in our tropical garden, bordering the beach.