NAD Resort Lembeh North Sulawesi
NAD Resort Lembeh
12 nights Deluxe fullboard
standard or bungalow on request
Accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner
Unlimited coffee, tea, water
NAD is situated in the beautiful Lembeh Strait region of North Sulawesi. Famous the world over for its peerless macro and muck diving, the Lembeh Strait region offers more than just face to face encounters with weird and wonderful critters. NAD resort is nestled inside a tranquil bay on Lembeh Island, a short boat ride from Bitung Harbour and minutes away from all the top dive sites of the region.
With ten rooms and two bungalows on site, the resort blends seamlessly into a beautiful green backdrop of native flora fronting a small beach and wonderful house reef. NAD`s “Eco Friendly” design allows to keep the rates low and standards high while enabling to show a high level of personalized service in all departments.
The clubhouse is also home to NAD`s entertainment centre and library. They satellite tv for those who cannot live without their weekly dose of live sporting events as well as a DVD player with a video library of natural history films and contemporary movies. For wildlife enthusiasts they have many reference books on hand for identifying the thousands of marine species found in Indonesia as well as ecology books about the local flora and fauna to be found in Sulawesi and South-East Asia.
The computer and charging room is adjacent to the restaurant and contains a voltage regulator to ensure a clean power source for charging camera and light batteries. NAD also have a public computer available for downloading, editing, sharing, and burning your photos to CD or DVD. They offer free internet to all of their guests via a WiFi connection. For those who don’t want to travel with a laptop, the public computer is connected to the web 24 hours a day.
The standard rooms feature hot water, fan, and en suite bathrooms.
NAD have four standard rooms available, two with twin beds and two with double beds. These rooms are perfect for the budget minded traveler who is looking for a bit of luxury while diving the world’s finest muck diving location.
The deluxe rooms feature air conditioning , hot water, fan, and en suite bathrooms. The resort offers six deluxe rooms, two with twin beds for individual travelers and four with comfortable double beds designed for couples. Although our mild tropical climate doesn’t make AC a necessity, it’s nice to have a little luxury on your holiday.
NAD also features two Minahasa style bungalows located on the hillside in a secluded portion of the property away from the clubhouse. With an impressive view over the bay, these bungalows are tailor made for couples who want to spend their evenings sitting on a private deck watching the sunset over the straits. With an attractive four poster bed, hot water shower, air conditioning and a Balinese style open ceiling bathroom, our Bungalows are a truly unique experience.
Lembeh Strait is famous the world over for its reputation as the finest “muck diving” location in the world.
Typically a “muck diving” location is characterized by certain features such as mud or black sand slopes, a relative lack of current, sparse or no hard coral cover and usually located in inshore estuaries, bays, or straits near human habitation. Lembeh Strait is known as one of the best locations for this sort of diving as it hosts all of these features in droves. The local volcanic mountain range is the source of a fine black sand that is found throughout the strait and creating a perfect environment for the weird and wonderful critters encountered here. Coupled with the fact that Sulawesi lies right in the middle of the “coral triangle”, an area encompassing the Philippines, Indonesia, and PNG, our area hosts the largest number of fish and invertebrate species in the world!
The typical dive sites here start near to shore and slope gently into the depths with a fine sandy bottom and the occasional coral bommie. The list of animals that may be encountered is endless: mimic octopus, rhinopias scorpionfish, nudibranches galore, flambouyant cuttlefish, pygmy seahorses, hairy frogfish, stargazers, mandarinfish, bangaii cardinalfish.. the list is endless! We truly are a macro lover paradise. For many folks, Lembeh Strait is considered the “Eden” of macro photography.
The vast majority of our sites feature little to no current and the best subjects are found relatively shallow. Our dedicated staff of dive guides are always on hand to show you our cast of critters, many of which are difficult to spot due to their cryptic nature. At NAD we pride ourselves in “no time limit” diving as opposed to the 45 and 60 minute time limits often found in other locations.* We also limit the diving groups to a maximum of 4 people to one dive guide.
Our schedule typically consists of a two tank morning trip departing at 830am with snacks, coffee, tea, and water available during the surface interval. The boats return to the resort after the second dive for a tasty lunch before heading out on a third dive at 3pm. Mandarinfish and night dives are available every day for folks who are interested in an evening dive. Our fantastic house reef is available to all our guests free of charge (without a guide) throughout the day.
NAD-Lembeh boasts a three boat fleet for getting the guests to the dive sites quickly and comfortably.
Complimentary tea, coffee, water, and snacks and towels are available on all boats on every dive.