A Dr. Gerry Allen Gallery is up!

Lembeh Updates

We have just posted a selection of photographs kindly donated by our friend Dr. Gerry Allen from his recent time with us. Just roll your mouse over the Lembeh Gallery icon to your top left. Rare species, new species and “regular” species, these fish pics show a good variety of Lembeh denizens.

Our Fish Geek Week went very well, with Gerry and Mark constantly making great finds: possible new species, rare species that they needed pictures of, species described long ago but had not been reported from the area or photographed and just common species that offered good photographic opportunities. Aw Shucks and Nudi Falls were the “hot” sites for them, with Angel’s Window offering some surprises.

Gerry is completely fish-oriented, so there are no shots of crustaceans, nudis or the like. In this gallery you’ll notice great shots of fish that are often overlooked by dedicated critter-hunters, making this gallery somewhat different to collections normally posted.

Tripadvisor Reviews:

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
Lembeh Strait
North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Tel: 62 (0)821-9969-5992