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Siladen & Lembeh Resort Dive Package (9D/8N)

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Siladen & Lembeh Resort Dive Package (9D/8N)
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Enjoy an amazing diving holiday at Siladen Resort and Lembeh Resort. Explore the magnificent reef walls and turtle hotspot, and dive into the one of the world’s top muck diving destinations, best for critter and macro lovers. In this 9-day dive trip, you will stay at two splendid resorts of Siladen and Lembeh, and dive with their professional team to discover wonderful marine life in Bunaken National Park and Lembeh Straits. Get ready for an underwater adventure!

  • 8 Nights
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Pickup: Manado, Sulawesi (MDC)
Siladen Resort & Lembeh Resort

The Siladen Resort is located on the western side of the island on a 300-meter long stretch of white coral reef beach facing the Manado Tua volcano. Guests can enjoy breathtaking sunsets all year round. Also, experience the heart-warming hospitality of Lembeh Resort, as you discover the exotic marine life through the hands of their professional team of divers. With full-service dive center in each resort, their professional team are ready to take you on a diving adventure.

Diving

Bunaken National Park is one of the world’s popular dive destinations given its amazing walls, colorful coral gardens, and abundant types of fish as well as critters. You can spot reef sharks, nudibranchs on the walls, sting rays, groupers, gobies, rare species of crabs at some dive spots. While in Lembeh Straits, being a popular muck diving destination, you can expect to spot a bunch of strange looking critters that you won’t imagine even exist. Dragon seamoth, mimic octopus, lacey scorpion fish, wunderpus, and many others as well as beautiful coral gardens can be found in those sites. There are also a few interesting shipwrecks to explore.

Accommodation and Facilities

There are 3 Luxury Villas, 6 Beach View Villas, 10 Garden View Villas or a Nusa Indah Villa for guests to choose from at Siladen Resort while Lembeh Resort offers 13 Luxury Cottages, 6 Garden View Rooms, or a Cliffside Villa. Both accommodations overlook either the amazing ocean or the beautiful gardens, all equipped with standard facilities and amenities such as an en-suite bathroom, air-con, double/twin beds, and WIFI. The resorts offer a variety of day tours to nearby villages or tourist attractions, has an in-house spa, and occasionally hosts photography workshops.

Dive Package Itinerary

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 then by boat to the resort (total around 90 minutes). On arrival, enjoy the rest of the day free. Take your time to familiarize yourself with hotel facilities.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Siladen Resort – Garden Villa

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

After breakfast, you will start the dive trip (2 dives per day) around Bunaken National Park. Dusk and night dives are available daily upon request. Group sizes of four divers per guide (4/1), although private guides are available upon request.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Siladen Resort – Garden Villa

DAY 5:2 DIVES - TRANSFER TO LEMBEH 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: Lembeh Resort – Garden View Room 

Day 6-8:3 DAYS DIVING (2 DIVES/DAY) - LEMBEH STRAITS      ▼

After breakfast, you will start the dive trip (2 dives per day, 8am, 10.45am) around Lembeh Straits. The boat normally goes back and forth between resort and dive site for each dive since it is very close. 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: Lembeh Resort – Garden View Room 

Day 9: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.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: –

Price Includes

  • 9D8N Dive Package at Siladen & Lembeh Resort
  • 4 Days Diving (2 Dives/Day) in Bunaken Marine Park
  • 3 Days Diving (2 Dives/Day) in Lembeh Straits
  • 14x Boat Dives with experienced English-speaking dive master
  • 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

Siladen Resort and Lembeh Resort are situated in northeastern tip of the peculiar shaped Sulawesi island, with Sam Ratulangi Airport of Manado (MDC) as the arrival point. So from there, this trip begins with Bunaken so we will take you to Calaca harbor where will take you to the resort by boat. At the end of trip, the return would be to Bitung harbor from the resort Lembeh. In between resorts, the transfer will go through the mainland.

FAQ

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

Bunaken National Park is best for diving during the dry season which is usually from April to October. Most sea creatures in Bunaken are year round, with some are easier to spot on certain time such as sharks in June and dolphins in JulySperm whales are usually seen migrating through the area around July and August. During rain season which starts around November to February, it is still possible to dive but visibility is reduced in addition to rough surface due to winds and rains.

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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