North Sulawesi Dive Resorts
Boutique family-run dive resort that is renowned for its excellent service and underwater photography facilities.
NAD-Lembeh Resort is an intimate dive resort situated in a private bay on Lembeh Island. The resort is well placed for divers wishing to take advantage of the unrivalled macro and muck diving of the Lembeh Strait.
Owners Simon, Zee and their team have spent many years building up the resort, and NAD-Lembeh is well-regarded internationally for its combination of superb diving, comfortable, good value accommodation and great food.
The Lembeh Strait region offers more than just face-to-face encounters with weird and wonderful critters. There is also wall diving, technical diving, and big fish dives – but most importantly, a lot of muck and sand habitats for you to perfect your photographic technique during your dives.
The resort’s excellent facilities and a dive guide ratio of 2:1 makes it a popular choice for both underwater photographers and discerning divers.
Hotel Services/Facilities: With just 15 rooms – a combination of beachfront rooms and seaview bungalows – NAD-Lembeh offers a cosy and personalised stay.
The resort has only a few steps, which makes the layout extremely convenient to get from your room to the restaurant, camera room, bar and floating jetty.
Guests will enjoy relaxing after dives around the small pool and jacuzzi in the garden area, with rattan furniture and comfortable cushions. Adjacent to the pool area are some kayaks, free for guests to use for an afternoon paddle around the bay.
NAD-Lembeh is focused towards underwater photographers and its large, newly renovated camera room is the centre piece of the resort. The room offers 30 individual and spacious well-equipped workstations, as well as plenty of seating and areas for sharing your photos with other divers.
The resort offers liveaboard-level convenience. Short boat rides whisk you to the many amazing muck and coral reef sites, while there is the added attraction of a spectacular house reef.
Food, Beverage & Entertainment Facilities: The open air restaurant is comfortably spacious and most meals are served buffet style, rolling through various Asian dishes and also catering for international tastes with European fayre and ‘fast food’ options as well. Generally, as it is a dive resort, seafood and fish are not on the menu unless guests specifically request it.
There is a Bar (opened in 2017) which is equipped with a modern projector and multiple TVs, making this the perfect space to edit your pictures or to watch presentations. Enjoy the beautiful sunset overlooking the Lembeh Strait together with a cold beer, a glass of wine, or delicious cocktail, sharing your memories of the day’s diving adventures.
Transfers: NAD-Lembeh Resort is situated around a one hour journey from Manado’s airport – Sam Ratulangi Airport (MDC) – by road and boat.
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