Black Sand Dive Retreat
We are now booking this amazing resort in North Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. Packages include cottage accommodations, meals, boat dives, unlimited shore dives on the house reef, free wi-fi, morning and afternoon snacks. A 7 night package with 17 dives (air fills) is $1400 USD per person double occupancy, or $1554 with nitrox fills. Contact us for availability.
Black Sand Dive Retreat is a small six-bungalow quality dive resort located on a sheltered bay in a natural setting on Lembeh Strait, Indonesia’s Exotic Critter Capital. We specialize in personalized service both above and below the water, offering an exceptional dive holiday experience for our discerning guests.
The Resort: Each of our six coconut-wood bungalows offers excellent views over Kambahu Bay and Lembeh Strait and is equipped with both a/c and a ceiling fan for your comfort, with complimentary drinking water, coffee and tea close at hand. Each unit also has a walk-in closet to keep your bags and belongings organized and out of the way as well as a walled open-air “Bali-style” garden bathroom with a hot water shower to help reheat you after long repetitive dives. The accommodation includes three meals per day in our well-appointed restaurant with excellent chefs serving a mix of International, Asian and Indonesian cuisine. Snacks are also available after morning and afternoon dives. If you wish to get internet connection, our free-of-charge 24-hour wi-fi is available at the restaurant, which also has a well-stocked reference library as well as a TV Room in which guests can review their video footage, watch DVD films or international satellite television.
The Diving: Our strategic location means that most of Lembeh’s 40+ dive sites are within 5 minutes of the resort by speedboat. Our boats hold a maximum of 4 guests only. Our guides and GM have thousands of dives logged in the strait, which means that we know about and can find those special critters you desire. Nitrox is available and our spacious Dive Center has a dedicated camera room with individual charging stations. Right off our fine black sand beach is our spectacular House Reef, offering shallow, calm and current-free conditions on one of Lembeh’s very best sites. Open day and night, our guests commonly find marquee critters such as wonderpus, veined octopus, a number of frogfish species including the famed hairy frogfish, sea horses, devilfish, bobtail squid, bubble shells, monkeyfish, stargazers, stonefish, and numerous varieties of ghost pipefish, stingfish and waspfish, along with much more.