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Bastianos Lembeh Dive Resort (5D/4N)


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Bastianos Lembeh Dive Resort is sitting on the west coast of an island of the same name. It provides easy access all the dive sites in Lembeh Straits. It is one of the top muck diving destinations in the world which makes it a perfect dive destination for critter lovers and macro photography enthusiasts. You will find many oceanic creatures of unique shapes you cannot imagine even exist. After an amazing diving experience, relax on the resort’s hill-top pool with a glass of cocktail.

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

Bastianos Lembeh Dive Resort is located on the west coast of Lembeh island. It is overlooking dive sites in the famous strait. Perched on the hill side are 13 superior cottages offering more privacy to guests. While sitting on the beach are 7 standard adjoining rooms with nice sea view. The resort has an in-house spa center for you to indulge in nurturing treatments. Also it has a dedicated camera room. With professionally-managed dive center, the resort welcomes all divers from different levels as well as non-divers.


There are over 30 dive sites around Lembeh Straits, 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 unspoiled coral gardens can be found in those sites. There are also a few interesting shipwrecks from the battles during World War II to explore. The richness of marine life in Lembeh Straits are partially thanks to the volcanic sand surrounding the area.

Accommodation and Facilities

Bastianos Lembeh Dive Resort has in total 13 Superior rooms (with air-con) located on the hill side and 7 Standard rooms (with fan) on beach side. All rooms are wooden featured, equipped with western style bathrooms. The facilities at the resort including its own dive center, restaurant, minibar, spa center, and a cozy swimming pool. It also has marine life library.

Itinerary Dive Package


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 hour), then by boat to the resort (1 hour). 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: Superior Room

DAYS 2-3-4: 3 DAYS DIVING (2 DIVES/DAY)       ▼

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: Superior Room


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

  • 3 Days Diving (2 Dives/Day)
  • Accommodation based on sharing room
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Transportation according to itinerary

Price Excludes

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

Bastianos Lembeh is located on the island of Lembeh in North Sulawesi. To reach it, you will need to fly to Manado airport (MDC) and from there go to Bitung harbor to board a boat to Lembeh Island. However, we can organize the pickup from airport all the way to the resort and return to make it easy for you.  The stay at Bastianos Lembeh can be combined with other popular diving destinations at Bunaken and Bangka if you are interested to explore those islands as well.


When is the best time of the year to dive in Lembeh Straits?

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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