Dive Centre: Thalassa Lembeh Dive Resort, North Sulawesi

Overview

Experience out-of-this-world diving in the Lembeh Strait at Thalassa Lembeh, and see (and photograph) some of the most diverse and weird marine life, all from a low-key, comfortable island resort. Hidden away in a romantic cove along a black sand beach, the resort offers a tropical boutique experience under the shade of swaying palm trees.

At Thalassa Lembeh  – you are invited to feel at home. It’s where guests leave as friends!

Accommodation

Thalassa Lembeh Dive Resort offers spacious accommodation with twin, king-size or single beds across nine stand-alone Bungalows and three Single Deluxe Rooms. The bright rooms all come with a view on a tranquil bay and Lembeh Strait, and include a minibar/fridge with drinks, snacks and a walk-in closet for your belongings.

All Bungalows come with private sea view terraces, and the three Single Deluxe Rooms share a common veranda.

Indicative Pricing for Thalassa Resorts 2018

5 nights Thalassa Manado Hilltop + 5 nights Thalassa Lembeh Bungalow
(double/twin-share) with 18 boat dives
AUD2212
5 nights Thalassa Manado Cottage + 5 nights Thalassa Lembeh Bungalow
(double/twin-share) with 18 boat dives
AUD2292
5 nights Thalassa Manado Bungalow + 5 nights Thalassa Lembeh Bungalow
(double/twin-share) with 18 boat dives
AUD2358
5 nights Thalassa Manado Hilltop + 5 nights Thalassa Lembeh Single Deluxe Room
with 18 boat dives
AUD2535
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Pricing includes accommodation as specified, all meals, return airport and intra-resort transfers, tanks, weights, boat, dive guide, unlimited house reef diving, and all applicable taxes.
The per person pricing above is indicative only for the purposes of comparison. We can give you a price (and availability) for any combination of nights/dives you wish to undertake, at either or both resorts, which will include any discounts due to you as part of that package, and any exclusions, or items payable at the resort. Use the [Enquiry & Booking] button to give us your exact requirements and we'll give you the best deal we can.

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Resort Facilities

Right next to the pool you can find the Santai Restaurant and lounge, the perfect spot to chill out and enjoy the ocean view. A larger outdoor lounge under a palm leaf roof invites you to plop down on hammock and read a book. Relaxing has never been so easy, as everything is included:

  • Swimming pool — 1.6 meters deep
  • Free WiFi
  • Sea shore terrace/ pergola
  • Pizza bar with traditional wood oven
  • Airport transfers
  • Full service PADI Dive Center
  • Spoken languages: Dutch, English, German, Indonesian, Korean* and Japanese*

*Depending on staff availability

Staying Connected

Free Wi-Fi is available at the restaurant and in the rooms. Coverage is decent but bandwidth is limited.

Facilities

Training School Type: PADI Nitrox Fill:
Air Fill
Number of Guides 3
Gear Hire
Number of Boats 3
Gear Sales
Number of Dive Sites 40
Gear Servicing
Accommodation

Location

Thalassa Lembeh is approximately 1.5 hours by car from Manado International Airport, and then 20 minutes by boat to the island resort. Transportation from and to the airport can be arranged with the resort.

Note: Guests whose flights land after 8pm, will stay one night in Thalassa Manado before being transferred to Lembeh.

It’s also possible to book a combination trip with Thalassa Manado (Thalassa’s other resort near Manado City), so you can experience North Sulawesi’s diving from Coast to Coast.

What to expect

Dive Service

Dive schedule is 3 dives per day, with night dives on request.

With a fleet of 3 boats, up to 22 divers can explore the Lembeh Strait. Drinking water, coffee, tea and a healthy snack is available on each boat, with lunch on board in case of a full day trip.

A camera room with air-con is available for the photographers who need some space to prep their equipment.

In addition, the dive center has rental equipment available upon prior request.

PADI Courses

As a PADI 5 Resort, Thalassa has a reputation of teaching diving at a consistently high quality, with zero shortcuts concerning safety or comfort. Being 100% PADI AWARE resort, a donation of AUD 10 is made to Project AWARE for every license issued.

The following PADI Courses are available:

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving and PADI Bubblemaker
  • Open Water Diver
  • Adventures in Diving Course (Advanced Course)
  • Emergency First Response and Rescue Diver
  • PADI Specialties
  • PADI Professional

Dive areas

Lembeh Strait

Discover the strange extra-terrestrial life forms lurking under the black sand plains of Lembeh Strait: Banggai cardinal fish, pegasus, several types of frogfish, seahorses, cephalopods, nudibranchs and many more fantastical creatures await to be seen in what seems to be a treasure hunt for adults. If you’re a photographer, this is an opportunity to bring home a few great shots.

Bunaken National Park

Just imagine: steep walls covered with sponges, hard and soft corals, fan corals, whip corals and other spectacularly colorful growth dropping down into the deep blue, Flanked by huge schools of colorful fish, a variety of camouflaged creatures await to be discovered in every nook and cranny of the northern Bunaken reefs.

The southern part however, is a completely different story — its sandy slopes are covered in sea grass, where you can spot grazing sea cows, and a macro environment of seahorses, scorpionfish, nudibranchs, sea slugs, octopuses and a lot more.

Thalassa’s House Reef

The resort’s house reef features an old, overgrown fishing net that is completely encrusted, offering the chance to see all kinds of nudibranchs, Cardinal fish, decorated crabs and a host of other macro life.

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