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Bangka & Lembeh Dive Resort Package (7D/6N)

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Enjoy an amazing diving holiday at Bastianos Bangka and Bastianos Lembeh. In this 7-day dive package, you will have the opportunity to discover amazing underwater landscapes of rock pinnacles, caves, reef walls, and their inhabitants of wonderful oceanic creatures, also to capture your best wide-angle shots over magnificent landscapes of soft corals. Not only that, critter and macro lovers are invited into one of the world’s top muck diving destinations. Included in the package are two splendid resorts by Bastianos and their professional dive team who will guide you into the marine life around Bangka Island and Lembeh Straits.

  • 6 Nights
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Pickup: Manado, Sulawesi (MDC)
Bastianos Bangka & Lembeh Dive Resort

Bastianos Bangka & Bastianos Lembeh Dive Resorts welcome divers as well as non-divers from all around the world to stay and relax at their ideally situated resorts with easy access to all dive sites on each destination. The Bangka resort is ideally situated at Busabora Beach with magnificent house reefs are just around the corner while the resort in Lembeh Island is perched on the hill side overlooking all the dive sites in Lembeh Straits. All rooms in both resorts are wooden featured, equipped with western style bathrooms. Each resort has a full-service dive center with professional team of dive guides.

Diving

Dive sites around the archipelago of Bangka comprises of steep drop-offs, pinnacles, caves, and a few walls; you will have the opportunity to spot a variety of marine life including colorful coral gardens, sea fans, many kinds of fish from scorpionfish, frogfish, to trevally, Napoleon wrasse and occasionally dolphins and pilot whales. While Lembeh Straits has over 30 dive sites for you to explore, including the ones off shore the mainland of Manado. Dragon seamoth, mimic octopus, lacey scorpion fish, wunderpus, and many other odd-looking critters and beautiful coral gardens can be found in those sites. There are also a few interesting shipwrecks. The richness of marine life in Lembeh Straits are partially thanks to the volcanic sand surrounding the area.

Accommodation and Facilities

Bastianos Bangka Dive Resort has in total 26 rooms while the resort in Lembeh has 20 rooms. On each resort, they are divided into 2 room categories, with air-con and fan. All rooms are wooden featured, equipped with western style bathrooms. The resorts share similar characteristics and facilities. Each has its own dive center, restaurant, spa, cozy swimming pool, and a dedicated camera room.

Itinerary Dive Package

DAY 1: ARRIVE MANADO AIRPORT - RESORT      ▼

Once you arrive at Sam Ratulangi Airport of Manado, our team will meet you at the exit gate and transfer you to the harbour (1-1,5 hour), then by boat to the resort (30 Minutes). On arrival, enjoy the rest of the day free. Take your time to familiarize yourself with hotel facilities.

NOTE: The latest transfer from Manado Airport to the resort is 15.00 – 16.00 on the day of check-in.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Bastianos Bangka – Superior room

DAYS 2-3: 2 DAYS DIVING (2 DIVES/DAY) - BANGKA ISLAND      ▼

After breakfast, you will start the dive trip (2 dives per day) around Bangka Island. Your lunch box will be provided on the boat between dives. In the afternoon, return to the resort and enjoy your free time until evening, then have dinner and rest.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Bastianos Bangka – Superior room

DAY 4:2 DIVES - TRANSFER TO BASTIANOS LEMBEH DIVE RESORT       ▼

Enjoy the 2 dives and then in the afternoon, you will be transferred to Lembeh Island via the mainland. Free time upon arrival.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Bastianos Lembeh – Superior Room

Day 5-6:2 DAYS DIVING (2 DIVES/DAY) - LEMBEH STRAITS      ▼

After breakfast, you will start the dive trip (2 dives per day) around Lembeh Straits. Your lunch box will be provided on the boat between dives. In the afternoon, return to the resort and enjoy your free time until evening, then have dinner and rest.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Bastianos Lembeh – Superior Room

Day 7:RESORT - MANADO AIRPORT      ▼

After breakfast, at the appointed time by the resort, you will be transferred back to Manado airport to catch your flight to the next destination.

NOTE: The latest transfer from the resort to Manado Airport is 10.00 – 11.00 on day of check out.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: –

Price Includes

  • 7D6N Dive Package at Bastianos Bangka & Lembeh Dive Resort
  • 3 Days Diving (2 Dives/Day) in Bangka Island
  • 2 Days Diving (2 Dives/Day) in Lembeh Straits
  • 10x Boat Dives with experienced English-speaking dive master, tanks, weights and weight belts, scuba tax
  • Accommodation
  • Sharing room/Single room for 1 Person
  • Return transport from Manado Airport – Resort – Manado Airport
  • Meals as indicated (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Transfers, activities as mentioned in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Domestic Flights
  • Diving Equipment
  • Extra Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Visa
  • Airport taxes
  • Personal expenses such as: tip to the guide and/or driver, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra expenses due to causes beyond our control, e.g. delays or cancellations of flights, etc.
  • Everything not mentioned in "INCLUDES"
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Location

The two resorts are situated in northeastern tip of the peculiar shaped Sulawesi island, with Sam Ratulangi Airport of Manado as the arrival point. From there, this trip begins with Bangka Island so we will take you to Likupang harbor where will take you to the resort by boat. The return would be to Bitung harbor from the resort in Lembeh. In between resorts, the transfer will go through the mainland.

FAQ

When is the best time of the year to do this tour?

Bangka Island is best for diving during the dry season which is usually from May to October. The area generally experiences rainfall during November to April, with the wind is stronger in July to September. The water temperature is normally cooler around October to December with maximum visibility.

In Lembeh Straits, the waters are generally warmer during October to March, temperature can reach its peak around 28-29°C. In July to August, you can usually encounter the largest numbers of critters due to their reproductive cycles. Water temperature during this period is cooler, around 25-26°C. The best visibility is between October and December, while the lowest is January to February. The surface of the sea in Lembeh Straits can be a little rough around June to September due to strong winds.

If I arrive/depart in Manado outside the scheduled boat transfers, can I book a private boat?

Unfortunately, the resort is unable to do late night or early morning transfers to/from the resort due to safety reasons including sea condition. The option is to stay in Manado if your flight arrives after 5 PM or depart before 9 AM. We can help to book you a hotel room in Manado so do not hesitate to let us know.

What payment methods are accepted at the resort for cash payment?

Cash payment in IDR, USD, EUR are accepted as well credit cards (VISA/MasterCard). The USD cash notes need to be new print (2006 or newer) and totally unmarked by pens, stamps, etc. Preferably unfolded. The banks in Indonesia does not accept notes in these conditions. No special notes required for EUR but please be advised that the resort does not accept USD and EUR coins.

 

 

How do I get to Manado?

Currently, local direct flights to Manado (MDC) are available from Jakarta airport (CGK) and Denpasar, Bali (DPS) where most international routes arrive and depart. There is a flight connection by Garuda Indonesia from Amsterdam to Manado with one transit in Jakarta. By Qatar Airways, connection is available from Frankfurt going through Doha and Jakarta. 

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