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Black Sand Dive Retreat, Lembeh Strait

Black Sand Dive Retreat is an exclusive 6-bungalow quality dive resort located on a sheltered bay in its natural setting on Lembeh Strait - Indonesia’s exotic "Critter Capital". This resort is the realization of a long-term dream of Bruce and Fung Moore, who have more than twenty years of experience when it comes to diving and hospitality in North Sulawesi.

We welcome the opportunity to share with you the countless treasures of the area, both above and below the water. Now in our eighth year of operation, BSDR offers specialized services leading to an exceptional dive holiday experience for our discerning guests...

Come and see what the excitement is all about!

Diving in Lembeh

Known as the “Muck Mecca”, Lembeh is famous as the best destination on the planet for what is known as exotic critter diving, macro diving, or muck diving. There is an impressive array of underwater topography, including verdant soft and hard coral gardens, walls, and even a pinnacle. But it is the plain black sand sites that make the area famous with their profusion of strange and beautiful attractions.

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Jumpin' June Special

Jumpin' June Special

We are offering a super-special discounts off our published rates for last-minute direct bookings for our return guests staying in the month of June. Contact us for details. June is a great

The Spell of the Hunt

The Spell of the Hunt

 

Our Dive Centre Manager Ben is starting off his blog contribution with something artistic... a poem about one of the most sought-after critters - the Rhinopias. 

The Spell o

Monkey business with Dr. Gerry Allen

Monkey business with Dr. Gerry Allen

Gerry & I had a fabulous afternoon in the Tangkoko National Park. No fish, but plenty of fun.... and sweat.

Tangkoko is a popular sidetrip from Lembeh for nature lovers. I hadn't

Getting older in style

Getting older in style

As my annual Age Counter clicked over another year on May 22, I decided to celebrate simply. I spent my weekend shirking my responsibilities and getting a load of dives in. The visibility

To Mimic or Not to Mimic

To Mimic or Not to Mimic

So now that we are all clear on telling the difference between the wonderpus and the mimic octopus, I’d like to delve further into the realm of the mimic.

There are actually three s

Mimic or Wonderpus?

Mimic or Wonderpus?

So, how do you tell the difference between a mimic and a wonderpus? Let's try to make this clear.

I can understand the confusion telling a mimic from a wonderpus. They are alike. But

BLACK SAND DIVE RETREAT
Kel. Kasawari, Bitung
Lembeh Strait
North Sulawesi, Indonesia
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