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Welcome to 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 extensive experience when it comes to the wondrous adventures that North Sulawesi has to offer.

Over the past eighteen years, Bruce and Fung have made this area their home and welcome the opportunity to share with you the countless treasures of the resort, both above and below the water. BSDR offers specialized services for an exceptional dive holiday experience for its discerning guests...

Come and see what the excitement is all about!

The Location

Our superb location in Kambahu Bay means that we are right in the middle of Lembeh’s best dives and most of the sites in the strait are within five minutes by speedboat.

Directly off our fine black sand beach lies our exceptional House Reef, offering calm and current-free conditions so that dedicated critter hunters and shutterbugs can have fantastic dives at whatever time they choose. 

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 pinnacles, walls and verdant soft and hard coral gardens, 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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BSDR NEWS / UPDATES:

Happy Chinese New Year !!

Happy Chinese New Year !!

GONG XI FA CHOI!! Still looking for great dives over the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday?? Come stay with us.

We have special discounts on offer for direct bookings. Contact us for

Monkey business with Gerry Allen

Monkey business with 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 if you

Thomas Schwarz Lembeh Gallery

Thomas Schwarz Lembeh Gallery

Our good friend and frequent guest, Mr. Thomas Schwarz, has kindly given us a big pile of his excellent photos to pick through. As he comes more than once every year, I had so many photos

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