Diving in Lembeh Strait
Lembeh Strait 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.
FINALLY! After two years and three months of being closed due to The Pandemic, BSDR has opened again. We were waiting for quarantine on entry restrictions to be lifted. Now that it is easier to enter Indonesia and Visa on Arrival (VOA) is available again, the divers...
We are 14 months into our shutdown, so we wanted to post a general update. The big question on everyone’s lips is “When will Indonesia open up to foreign visitors?” The answer is (still) that we do not yet know. The Indonesian President Mr. Joko Widodo has stated in a...
Do you want maximum variety on your dive trip to North Sulawesi? Do you want to stay at two resorts but not miss any diving days while transferring? Do you want a hassle-free combination package to experience both the walls, schooling fish, sharks & turtles of...
Our superb location in Kambahu Bay means that we are right in the middle of Lembeh’s best dives. Most of the sites in the strait are within ten minutes by speedboat. Directly off our fine black sand beach lies our exceptional BSDR House Reef, offering dedicated critter hunters and shutterbugs fantastic easy dives in calm and current-free conditions.
Black Sand Dive Resort - Lembeh Strait
What Every Dive Resort Should Strive to Be
"This was a phenomenal dive trip and we will be back here on our next visit to Lembeh. Thanks again to Bruce, Fung, and all of the wonderful staff who made our vacation a fantastic one!"
Scallywag81 on TripAdvisor
Three times is not enough...
"In the 20+ years that we've been diving, in about the same number of different countries, there was only one other place where we went back a second time. But Black Sand? Oh we just couldn't stay away!"
Katrien V on TripAdvisor
Idyllic Resort Set in Middle of Lembeh’s Best Diving
"Bruce was often present at meal time, and he is a wealth of knowledge about all things diving, especially Lembeh and critter identification. We really enjoyed our discussions with him. The dive staff was outstanding."
Doug F on TripAdvisor
Missing it Already and Can't Wait to Return!
"We visited Black Sand for the second time because we could not have imagined having better hosts than Bruce and Fung as well the number and variety of great dive sites."
Brown C on TripAdvisor
Black Sand Dive Retreat
Kel. Kasawari, Bitung
North Sulawesi, Indonesia