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5 Star
5 star dive center
House reef

Resort Highlights

  • 5* dive resort perched on a green hillside in Lembeh
  • Famous for top notch muck and macro diving 
  • Hairy frogfish, shrimp, squid, soft coral crabs, nudibranch
  • Waterfront swimming pool, Spa
  • Fresh seafood, organic produce, Indonesian BBQ
  • Visit local village, Minahasan Highlands and Tangkoko National Park

Resort Description

Lembeh Dive Resort & Spa is a 5* resort perched on a lush green hillside in Lembeh, North Sulawesi.

Lembeh Straits are known world-wide as a haven for muck and macro diving. Look out for the hairy frogfish, mantis shrimp, nudibranchs, squid, soft coral crabs and more amongst the sandy ocean floor. Conditions are ideal for budding or experienced photographers. 

The resort is made up of traditional style cottages overlooking the blue ocean or dense gardens. The fresh water swimming pool is surrounded by sun loungers and is steps from the waterfront. 

The restaurant and bar offers ice-cold cocktails, sustainably sourced seafood, locally grown and organic fruit and vegetables, freshly baked bread, waffles, Indonesia BBQ and more. 

Visits to the local village, Minahasan Highlands and Tangkoko National Park are encouraged alongside and trips to see tarsiers and black crested macaques.

The spa offers a full menu of beauty treatements, massage and pampering rituals. 


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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours


If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final


You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 80% (balance) is due 52 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

Individual Travellers

More than 180 days the deposit is refunded minus bank fees and 15% of deposit. 

91-180 days 10% will be forefitted 

46-90 days forefit the 20% deposit.

45 or less 100% payment lost.

Explore diving around the Lembeh Dive Resort & Spa

What to see

If it’s weird, you are likely to find it in the Lembeh Straits. Top critters on every diver and photographers wish list include the mimic octopus, Wonderpus, Rhinopias, flamboyant cuttlefish, Ambon scorpionfish, harlequin shrimp, and the very entertaining hairy frogfish. If lucky, you might also come across the delicate Lembeh Sea Dragon. Also, be boggled by the wide array of nudibranch and during night dives, look out for stargazers in the sand and Spanish dancers passing by in the darkness.

At areas like Bunaken and the nearby Bangka, dolphins or pilot whales can sometimes be seen from the surface. Underwater, expect green sea turtles, schools of trevally and colorful reef fish along the many walls. Bangka and Manado Tua also feature a myriad of critters.

If you dive around the Sangihe Archipelago and Talaud Islands, the healthy reefs and volcanic activity yield many colorful reef fish and schools of fusilier, snapper and predators like trevally, barracuda and Dogtooth tuna. Macro life is also abundant and there are pygmy seahorses, crabs and shrimp as well as nudibranch to find at muck dive sites. Look out for pelagic animals which come to feed and clean like manta rays, sharks and even hammerhead sharks.

Dive Center


  • Epicenter of Lembeh Straits action
  • State-of-the-art photography facilities, large screens
  • Personal locker, high-quality rental gear
  • Custom built dive vessels with towels, toilets, padded camera area
  • Fresh fruit, snacks, biscuits, coffee, water and tea onboard
  • Daily morning, afternoon and night dives with experienced guides
  • Unlimited self guided house reef dives


Critters @ Lembeh Resort offers convenient access to 40+ dive sites around Lembeh Straits.

The dive center is completely outfitted for keen photographers, with a large camera room and screens for viewing underwater footage and images. 

Each diver has thier own locker area with drying pegs and hangers. A full range of high-quality dive gear is available for rent, including torches, computers and UV lighting for viewing luminescent critters and coral.

Boats are custom-built with padded camera areas, a toilet, storage areas, shade from the sun, emergency oxygen, first aid kits, spare tanks, towels and drinking water. Fresh fruit, candies, coffee, tea and biscuits are offered during the surface interval. 

Experienced dive guides conduct breifings using books of laminated photos. Guided dives depart at 8:00am, 10:45am, 2:30pm and 18:30pm. Self guided house reef dives are available at any time. 



  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy


  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Thick (5-7Mm) Wetsuits ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Housereef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books


  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Indonesian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort


  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities


  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food


  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments


  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Entertainment and family

  • Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


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How to get there


  • Transfers from Manado Airport take approximately 90 minutes by air-conditioned vehicle and 10 minute boat journey to the resort. 
  • A staff member will be in the arrivals hall to meet you, holding a 'Lembeh Resort' sign.
  • If you are staying at another resort in the Lembeh region, a point-to-point transfer can be arranged. 
  • Transfers incur and additional cost. 


  • A return transfer can be arranged via the resort to escort you to the airport or another resort/location in the Lembeh region. 



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