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Pulau Weh (Weh Island) is the ‘Kilometer Zero’ of Indonesia, where the country stretches all the way to Papua. It might be less known compared to other popular dive destinations in Indonesia such as Komodo National Park and Lembeh Straits. But it could also be a reason for divers to enjoy 20 dive sites around the island without crowds! It is home to a large amount and diverse marine life, from little critters to the big creatures. If you are looking for an off-beaten diving destination in Indonesia, Pulau Weh should be right on your list!
This package is not available on travel period including Fridays and Ramadhan period (TBA)
Lumba-Lumba Resort is sitting on the white sandy Gapang Beach, named after Gapang trees found around the beach. The beach itself is quite popular with restaurants and shops built across the beach line. The resort specializes for divers who are looking to dive around Pulau Weh. There is a great house reef right around the corner of the resort as well as turtles near the bay area. This makes the resort a good choice for snorkeling or shore dives.
Pulau Weh might be less known than other popular diving destinations in Indonesia. Such as Komodo National Park, or Lembeh Straits as one of the best muck diving in the world. This makes Pulau Weh an off-beaten diving destination which means, less group of divers.
Pulau Weh’s diving season is practically all year round. The deep waters and currents around the island sustain an unbelievable amount and variety of marine life. Which is ranging from tiny critters to big fish.
The landscapes on all sites are magnificent and diverse. The average visibility is 20+ meters, and often more than 30 meters, especially when diving deep. The water temperature is usually 28-29 degrees Celsius, with clear visibility of over 40 meters from the depths of the open ocean around Weh.
On one average dive, you can easily log a dozen of 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 add tuna, barracuda, sharks (white tip, black tip and occasionally a grey reef or hammerhead), big groupers and giant reef rays. Quite frequently we can also see devil or eagle rays! The most colorful nudibranches, ghost-pipe fishes, tiny seahorses and squat lobsters can be spotted when going ‘macro’.
The rooms at Lumba-Lumba Resort are built specially based on a diver’ needs. They have 7 duplex cottages (some with sea view) where it is easy to relax in the hammock in the afternoon after an amazing dive. The Living Room Cottages are designed with large space, and each duplex cottage has two units which can be connected with an open balcony. It is perfect for family traveling with kids since the resort can provide extra mattresses. The cozy Living Colours Rooms are in a longhouse higher up the hill, overlooking the garden and the beach. Two rooms are equipped with private bathroom and four with shared bathrooms for guests traveling on a budget.
The resort doesn’t own a restaurant since they are focusing their services towards diving experience and stay. However, you have many restaurant options found across the Gapang Beach. Feel free to consult for an option with the front desk.
Welcome to Aceh on the norther tip of Sumatra! Once you arrive in Sabang Airport in, our team will meet and transfer you to the resort in Pulau Weh. The trip from Sabang Airport to Pulau Weh involves car and ferry trip. On arrival at the resort, you will have free time. Take the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the resort’s facilities or enjoy some time on the beach.
Accommodation: Lumba – Lumba Resort – Standard Room
After breakfast, enjoy your diving trip around Pulau Weh. It is a beautiful natural island with a variety of dive sites. Impressive deep seascapes, wrecks, good visibility and above all, plenty of marine life!
Accommodation: Lumba –Lumba Resort – Standard Room
After breakfast, at the appoint time you have your transfer back to Sabang Airport to catch your flight to next destination. Thank you for diving in Pulau Weh with us. Sampai Jumpa!
Lumba-Lumba Resort is sitting on Gapang Beach in Pulau Weh on the northern Sumatra. It is reachable by ferry from Ulee Lheue harbor in Sabang, Aceh. Ferries are available daily on certain schedules. Please consult with our travel expert for availability.
Our favourite time for travel in Indonesia is between April to October, although Indonesia is a great year-round destination, offering memorable experiences for all kinds of adventures. July to August are the peak summer months.
In West to Central part of the weather is delightfully warm and it’s a popular time for travellers to visit for holidays, whilst if you wish to travel from October to April, the Eastern part Indonesia, like Banda and Raja Ampat, would be the best option.
If you wish to have a relaxing journey in Indonesia with less crowds, the shoulder months of April to June and September to October are ideal and slightly more economic. If you must travel in ‘high season’ but want to avoid the crowd, worry not, there are numbered of unbeaten track in Indonesia ready to be explored.
To arrive in Sabang airport in Aceh, there are direct and transit flights from Jakarta airport (CGK). This is where most international flights arrive and depart. From Bali, it is usually available with transit flights only.
Then from Sabang airport, you need to go to Ulee Lheue harbor which is about 35 minute driving by car. Board the ferry going to Balohan harbor in Pulau Weh.
From Aceh to Pulau Weh: If you arrive in Aceh before 8:00 you can connect to the 10:00 Express Bahari ferry and be at Lumba-Lumba by noon. If you arrive in Aceh before 14:30, you can connect to the last ferry at 16:00 and be at Lumba Lumba by evening. Everything later than arriving in Aceh after 14:30 means you need an overnight stay in the city.
From Pulau Weh to Aceh: It is not possible to connect to a flight before 11:00. This means you have to leave the resort in the afternoon on the day before and have an overnight stay in Aceh. By taking a plane starting after 11:00, you can connect with the first ferry at 08:00.
Arriving in Pulau Weh, you can take a taxi to Gapang Beach where the resort is located. It should be about 35 minutes driving with fantastic sea views, villages and forests.
Tropical areas are usually warm and often sweaty places, especially if you have Borneo or Sulawesi included in your travel. Check out our suggestions on What to Wear:
Depends on the type of travel, you may also need these in your What to Bring list:
Land tours and trekking:
We have classified our tours in 3 different classes. Always check which one suitable for your condition. If you have any doubt, you may consult our travel expert.
Easy: Suitable for most people in good health. These trips can include a short walk for days with around 2–3 hours in good paths and at low altitudes.
Medium: A reasonable level of fitness or technique is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels as the trip may include longer days of approximately 5-6 hours of activity or/and in higher altitudes, or snorkeling in strong current.
Hard: These trips are physically demanding and best suited for people with a high endurance level, a good level of fitness, and exercise regularly. Days can be long around 7-8 hours of activity, often at high altitudes, in remote regions, and sometimes without a support vehicle nearby. Travelers may be required to carry their backpack, trip with trekking overnights without access to toilets or accommodations.