Divers Lodge Lembeh, founded in 2002, is a happy sister resort of Magic Bay Rao and Weda Resort at the North Moluccas. Divers Lodge Lembeh is very proud that we can make your diver’s dream come true, within all budgets. By being our guest you directly contribute to our four Kindergarten schools, adult education center and forest and sea turtle conservation projects. Our lodge is situated at 1h30 travel time from Manado Airport, on the most beautiful part of Lembeh Island, between the Lembeh Strait and Sulawesi Sea, surrounded by protected forest. Each and every bungalow and the restaurant offer a great view at the sea, forest and mountains. Our experienced guides are happy to show you the most amazing critters, and our 2 on 1 dive guide ratio guarantees you can take all the time you want. Our custom-built boats are spacious and have everything you need – towels, emergency oxygen, coffee, snacks, and more. The bungalows are privately situated with amazing sea views. And each bungalow has it’s own deck/balcony. Rates start form as low as IDR 775.000 , per person per night, full board. Are you looking for the cheapest accommodation available? Ask for our last minute deals and possibilities for camping. Delicious but healthy meals are served in our very comfortable restaurant/lounge. We have a reputation for serving excellent vegan and vegetarian dishes as well. Our chefs do not use MSG nor palm oil.
2 DIVERS, 1 GUIDE
Our experienced, English speaking dive guides will give you all the time you want, to discover and enjoy the famous “Critter Capitol of the World” at your own pace. They are happy to show you everything on your wish-list: mimic octopus, hairy frog fish, pygmy seahorses, specific nudibranches, harlequin shrimps, ghost pipe-fish, boxer crabs, flamboyant cuttlefish or others? They will find them if they are around. Every guide has made at least 400 dives in Lembeh Strait. From October – April we also offer amazing coral and wall dives at the East side of Lembeh Island. These dive sites are comaprable to Bangka Island.
If you want to get the most out of your diving holiday opt for a private boat with a private guide. You can plan your diving schedule as you wish, and discuss it with our on-site dive supervisor. Have a look at our very affordable rates here.
SAFE AND SOUND
Our boats are designed by divers and built for diving. They guarantee you comfortable and safe day-trips to all dive sites within the Strait of Lembeh and from October – May also to the Oceanside of Lembeh Island. We never take more than 6 divers/snorkelers on our most spacious boats and less on our other boats. We do not have a maximum dive time limit. As long it is safe and there are no deco-stops needed.
Although we started diving in Lembeh Strait back in 2002, we still find new exciting sites. In the last 2 years we even discovered several top dive sites in the direct vicinity of the resort. Our “Mandarin House Reef” is one of the “must visit” places of the Strait. Self -guided dives from our beach cost only IDR 150.000, – per dive.
LAND TRIPS IN PARADISE
We don’t just offer excellent diving at Divers Lodge Lembeh. If you stay with us, you will enjoy the most beautiful part of Lembeh Island. The resort is a true butterfly paradise and over the years more and more birds made it their home. Divers Lodge Lembeh is surrounded by 25 hectares of tropical nature reserve. Tarsier Spectrum (very small primates), Civets and Monitor lizards are permanent residents here. We are also experts in organizing day trips to the most beautiful parts of North Sulawesi, including Tangkoko National Park and the Minahassa Highlands.
DIVERS LODGE LEMBEH, WEDA RESORT, MAGIC BAY RAO COMBI PACKAGE
Divers Lodge Lembeh opened in 2002, when not many people knew about Lembeh Strait yet, and Weda Reef & Rainforest Resort opened in 2011. In 2018 a personal dream of Linda became true. Magic Bay Rao, at the Island Rao near Morotai.
Divers Lodge Lembeh (diving all year)
Magic Bay Rao (diving 15 May – 15 Sept.) Magic Bay Rao, near Morotai, North Moluccas
Weda Resort (diving 15 Sept. – 01 June) Weda reef and rain forest Resort, Halmahera, North Moluccas
Please mail for any length of stay and preferred dive-package at these resorts.
NATURE, BEAUTY, PRIVACY & COMFORT
The bungalows at Divers Lodge Lembeh – spaced well apart, with plenty of privacy, and each with their own private balcony – allows for spectacular sea views on both Lembeh Strait and Walenekoko Bay. Neat and spacious rooms with western style bathroom, excellent beds, hot shower and free laundry service, guarantee you a comfortable stay. Detailed descriptions of the bungalows can be found here.
The kitchen of Divers Lodge Lembeh is keeping up her reputation of freshly prepared, tasty and healthy meals. The Indonesian dishes really taste Indonesian, without being too spicy. Instead of the traditional frying of the vegetables we also serve them steamed. There is extra home-made sambal for the guests who like it “very hot”. Pastas, potatoes and home-made bread are served to offer an alternative for rice and noodles. We do not use MSG and palm oil in our kitchen and all food is Halal. Of course we also cater for vegetarians and guests with other special dietary requirements. Smoking is not allowed in the restaurant and the lounge but one can smoke at the attached open air terrace. Have a look at our cuisine page to get a taste of our dishes.
Free wireless internet is available (24h) at the restaurant, lounge and open deck area. You also will find a collection books and identification guides here.
Booking your holidays with Divers Lodge Lembeh, Weda reef and rainforest Resort and Magic Bay Rao is easier than your daily shopping! No deposit, No cancellation fee. Pay when you Check Out. Or opt for a 10% discount by paying, all of a part, in advance. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. See our pricing page here.
Apart from a few high quality travel agencies, we do not cooperate with any online-booking agency. This is one reason why our rates our lower than at the other places. Please let us know if you prefer to make your reservation through an agency and we will advise you accordingly.
PAYMENT AT CHECK OUT
In general, money transfers, within European countries, can be made without any or very little costs. If you use the BIC code when transferring your (down) payment to our account in the Netherlands, there should not be an extra transfer fee. Transferring money from countries outside the E.U. sometimes is very expensive. In that case, we advise you to use your Credit Card to make an “off-line” money transfer, surcharge 2%. Finally, you can also pay through PayPal. We do have to charge 4.5% extra for this way of payment. Money transfers from within Indonesia and from some neighboring countries can be best made in IDR to our Indonesian IDR account. Please inform us in which currency and in which way you would like to make the payment and we will send you the proper bank details. At Divers Lodge Lembeh, you can pay additional costs by bank transfer, cash (EUR/USD/IDR) or by Credit Card (VISA and MasterCard). At our Weda Reef & Rainforest Resort you only can pay cash in EUR, USD or IDR and off-line Credit Card payment. For USD cash: preferably 100 USD notes, not older than 2009, without any marks, absolutely undamaged and unfolded, otherwise they will – for some strange reason – not be accepted by the local banks.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Phone: +62 8124433754 (Rob & Linda – English, Nederlands, Deutsch, Bahasa Indonesia)
+62 81340044758 (Office – English, Bahasa Indonesia)
Sampai jumpa (see you soon)!
Below is a short movie made by Marcelo Johan Ogata during his time at Divers Lodge Lembeh. We thank him for this footage! Enjoy.
If you stay with us, you directly contribute to our education and conservation projects.
Watch some of the shows made for Indonesian television by Rob and Linda and their team! Subscribe to YouTube channel Rob Sinke