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Lumba Lumba Diving Centre & Beach Resort

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Lumba Lumba Diving Centre & Beach Resort

None star hotel
Gapang Beach, Pulau Weh, Pulau Weh Sumatra 23518, Indonesia
7 rooms
FREE Internet

Lumba Lumba Diving Centre

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Dive resort built from divers for divers
  • Dive center on site
  • Stunning and well maintained botanical garden
  • Free wifi is available throughout the resort and spa treatments can be arranged.

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We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 5%
  • 90 days before trip start: 45%
  • 44 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 100.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 35 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 35 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 5.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Lumba Lumba Diving Centre & Beach Resort

Best dive sites in Sumatra

Pantee Peunateung – A sloping reef to around 25 meters / 82 feet before a vertical drop off. Stunning topography and at the deeper levels the wall is covered with colourful gorgonian sea fans, sharks patrol the blue and eagle rays pass overhead. The shallower slope is a great spot for critter hunting among the rocks including moray eels, octopus, shrimps and lobsters but don’t forget to keep looking out to the open ocean or you’ll miss the huge schools of jacks, trevally, triggerfish and fusiliers. This site is action packed. Arus Balee – This pinnacle site is bursting with colour and teeming with fish. Vibrant reef fish swarm over the corals as black tip reef sharks cruise by. Other common sighting here include giant groupers, giant trevally, tuna and seasonal schooling mobula rays. For those who like macro life, ribbon eels are frequent sightings as are spider crabs on the gorgonians and moray eels which are often accompanied by a couple of cleaner shrimp working away. From big to small, you’ll find it here. Batee Tokong – This is a firm favourite for many divers and for good reason. The site features a pinnacle, wall and sloping reef and the marine life is just as diverse – and even more abundant. A deep plateau is a must for those who want to see sharks, the slope is where you’ll find groupers and trevallies swimming as well as lionfish, numerous species of moray eels, ribbon eels and an array of critters amongst the gorgonian sea fans. If you like diversity then this site should be on your list. Top Dive sites in Pulau Weh: Sophie Rickmers (Wreck) – Built in 1920 as a cargo steam ship, the Sophie Rickmers was scuttled by her own German crew in 1940 to avoid being captured by the Dutch. Laying upright and in tact she sits at around 55 meters / 180 feet with the wheelhouse just below 30 meters / 100 feet, so you’ll need your PADI Deep Diver Specialty or TecRec certification to dive it. This incredible wreck is now completely encrusted in coral, surrounded by schooling fish and visited by marble rays, giant grouper, giant trevallies and when you inspect closely a whole host of macro life. The Canyon – If you like interesting topographies then this is a dive site not to be missed. The Canyon features a cave, swim through archway, wall, slope and of course – lots of fish. The abundance of gorgonian sea fans are a highlight here along with schooling barracuda, Napoleon wrasse and passing reef sharks, eagle and manta rays.
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What to see

A highlight at Pulau Weh is its variety of moray eels. From giant morays, fimbriated morays, snowflake morays and blackcheek morays, they are everywhere. At coral gardens, look out for seahorses, nudibranch, ghost pipefish and bluespotted ribbontail rays. Pulau Weh is also well known for its larger inhabitants such as reef sharks, manta and eagle rays, tuna, jacks, trevallies, barracuda, bumphead parrotfish and Napoleon wrasse. Night dives at Pulau Weh are rewarding, revealing many types of crab and shrimp. At dive sites with walls and boulders, you can often spot whitetip sharks and large reef dwelling stingrays. At Padang, find scorpionfish, leaf fish and pipefish camouflaged in the reef. Out at the pinnacles, there are groupers, sea turtles and schools of barracuda and trevally patrolling the area. Sandy bottoms around Padang often reveal hiding stingrays. At the Riau Archipelago, take slow and easy dives around Bintan Island to comb through the pristine coral reef for a myriad of small critters like gobies, octopus and shrimp.

Dive Center


  • PADI 5* Dive Resort 
  • Small groups, flexible schedules
  • Custom built speed boats
  • Excellent quality of top branded equipment available for hire
  • Being located in the center of Southeast Asia’s “Golden Coral Triangle”, you will  have the highest levels of marine biodiversity anywhere found on this planet
  • Safety and professionalism will guide you to discover this corner of paradise
  • Two High Tech Bauer Compressors with Securus automatic filter check system 


Lumba Lumba Diving Centre is a PADI 5* Dive Resort run by professional Dutch-Indonesian owners, located on the precious island Pulau Weh in the extreme west of Sumatra.

Open since 1998, Lumba Lumba is a friendly and welcoming place where you will feel at home.

Pulau Weh offers pristine and uncrowded dive sites, as well as the dedication of the entire team, who bring a lot of experience to make your dives unforgettable. 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 spot 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.

The 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; the center is equipped with 3 speedboats to offer the best range of choice.  Also further dive sites like the Canyon - known as 1 of the best dive sites of Indonesia- can easily be reached! 

Dives are always done in small groups with their own professional guides, to cater for the differences in the diver's experiences and interests!

Following the local fisherman tradition, there is no diving possible from Thursday night 18:00 till Friday afternoon 14:00. So the first dive on Friday is just around 14:30 and the  second dive will be afternoon-dusk dive at 16.45.


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Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Dutch
  • French

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Local Currency)


  • Beach Front
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Resort Description

Lumba Lumba Diving Centre & Beach Resort is located on Gapang Beach, a small gorgeus bay on the inside of the Eastern arm of Pulau Weh.

The cottages are located behind and next to the dive shop in a pleasant garden directly adjacent to the beach. Some rooms have sea view, others have a wide view of the jungle hill further away and a few rooms a more limited view of the garden.

Accommodations are built with divers in mind; in total are 9 duplex cottages with stylish living room, the rooms are very spacious, with a private spacious bathroom, air conditioning and a terrace/veranda, shower or bath (warm water), a table / desk, sitting area, a kitchenette.

The garden has a wide variety of (fruit) trees, palms, orchids, bamboo, bougainville and other tropical plants which will be part of your daily views.

A vibrant atmosphere and an efficient staff to frame your vacation your vacation.

How to get there


  • The closest airport is Banda Aceh (Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport, BTJ)
  • Check in time 14:00
  • From the airport you can take a ferry boat to the island and then a taxi to the resort; is possible to buy VIP transfer package which includes all the above.
  • Airport arrivals after 14:30/15:00 might require an overnight stay in Banda Aceh before going to the island as the last ferry usually departs around 16:00 - 16:30.



  • Check out time is by 11:00 
  • From the resort you can take a taxi to the ferry port, then the ferry to Banda Aceh and from there another taxi to the airport or get a VIP transfer package which includes all the above
  • If the return flight departures before 10:30 - 11:00 it will require an overnight stay in Banda Aceh as the first outbound ferry departs at 8:00


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