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Thalassa Dive Resort Lembeh

Hotel category

3 Star

Rooms

12

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Onsite

House reef

NO

Resort Highlights

  • A magical place for muck diving: enjoy a host of extraterrestrial-like creatures lurking in the black sands of the Lembeh Strait
  • There is so much biodiversity to see in the shallows here that divers rarely plunge below 15 meters, making it ideal for photographers and beginners
  • Your equipment will be transported on board for you, assembled by the crew and then rinsed and dried after each dive in a convenient Prep & Carry service
  • With dive sites nearby, spend less of your day bobbing around on a boat and more time diving and relaxing by the resort's ocean-view pool
  • Fans of macro photography can focus their lens on any iconic macro critter from nudibranchs to tiny frogfish at Nudi Falls

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  • 60 days before trip start: 80% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 80% will be charged if you cancel between 22 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 15 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Thalassa Dive Resort Lembeh is a small-scale boutique resort that puts you at the heart of the best muck diving in the Lembeh Strait, year-round.

Unpretentious simplicity is the way of life at Thalassa Dive Resort Lembeh; cold drinks by the pool after a day's diving, an ocean-front pool, Indonesian cooking, and cozy bungalows perched on a black sand beach.

With temperatures hovering at around 29 degrees all year and a 5* PADI dive center on site, exploring the dazzling underwater worlds of Indonesia couldn't be more comfortable. A shorty or 3mm wetsuit is all you need to enjoy one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.  

Explore diving around the Thalassa Dive Resort Lembeh

What to see

If it’s weird, you are likely to find it in the Lembeh Strait. 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

Highlights

  • Winner of a PADI Green Star Award for its dedication to conservation
  • Maximum of 4:1 diver to instructor ratio
  • Prep & Carry service for all your equipment
  • Over 150 dazzling dive sites to explore
  • Guaranteed encounters with sea turtles
  • Learn a new discipline with a freediving course 

Description

Thalassa Lembeh Dive Center is a PADI Green Star Award dive center offering personalized diving for all levels.

Enjoy the muck diving spectacle of the Lembeh Strait! With year-round temperatures hovering at 29℃, diving here is an absolute delight. A shorty or 3 mm wetsuit is all you need to enjoy one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.

The region covers five unique diving areas, with no fewer than 150 dive sites, suitable for all level of divers. The center offers nice extras like a prep & carry service, as well as allowing a maximum of four divers per guide, for a super intimate diving experience.

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi Green Star Award

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Live Music
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • Beer And Wine
  • Buffet
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Vegan

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • Camera Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • Fly to Sam International Ratulangi Airport (MDC), where the resort will arrange to pick you up and bring you to the resort (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • A driver will be waiting outside the arrivals area with a name placard.
  • The transfer to the resort is around an hour and a half.
  • Check in is available 24 hours. 

Departure

  • Check out is at 11 am.
  • A driver will take you back to the airport following check out (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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