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Lembeh Resort, Indonesia - Trip Report

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   December 16, 2014 09:31

Lembeh Resort - Lembeh, Indonesia


"Lembeh Resort is still great.  They`ve improved meals and snacks and the pool area significantly since we were last there.  The resort GMs are still amazing - e.g. they were doing spot checks on the chef to make sure he was using the vegetarian soup base for soups rather than chicken or beef while I was there so that I could eat the soups.  They previously worked at Wakatobi which IMO shows.  I also managed to hit Fish Geek week which was amazing - heard talked from Mark Erdmann and Gerry Allen and got to dive on their boat and see them in action underwater.  Super cool.  Anita felt there were less critters this trip than last time she went (I think in 2012) and I would tend to agree.  Definitely fewer mimics.  I still had a good time looking for obscure nudis (but that`s not Anita`s cup of tea).  My favourite guide who I have dove with the past 3 visits managed to find me 3 phyllodesmium rudmani`s after many days of searching (which I had been on a mission to see - see SB post) so that was exciting.  I still don`t love the food there (I ate vegetable soup for dinner every night for the entire length of our stay) but that`s partly because eating any raw veggies even at tourist oriented dive resorts tends to result in stomach sickness.  I thought the old dive shop managers had a better system of focusing on the best/hopping dive sites rather than the new dive managers' current system, which just rotates through the entire list irrespective of quality or current activity levels.  Dimpy the marine biologist remains terrific for IDing obscure nudis." 

Natasha S - Toronto, Canada


Euphoria Liveaboard - Raja Ampat January 2015

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   August 3, 2014 10:00

The Euphoria live aboard has just opened a charter to Raja Ampat, Indonesia 08-19 January 2015. Book this great ship with us and get a discounted fare!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raja Ampat Islands are situated on West coast of Indonesian’s province West Papua. Although the islands are among the best dive spots of Indonesia, they are still wild, not flooded with a wave of tourists. Just a few villages are located on the largest islands. Safari covers  North and Central islands: Mansouar, Penemu, Fam, Wayag, Waigeo, Batanta and many more small islands.

VIP Cabins are $3380 Euro ($4540 USD) per person; Standard Cabins are $3150 Euro ($4230 USD) per person. Ask for our discounted price.

This trip includes:

  • 11 nights on the ship
  • Full catering on board (European and Asian cuisine), hot and cold soft drinks
  • Up to 4 dives a day
  • Transfer from / to the airport in Sorong

Two Fish Divers Lembeh Testimonial

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   August 2, 2014 14:52

Resort review form our recent travellers, Jan H. and Rui M. from Beijing, China -

"We love Lembeh and Two Fish. It was one of the best trips for me."

"The only thing I perhaps wouldn't mind is the choice of breakfast. :)
Mind you I don't mind the simple lunch and dinner was pretty good - I grew
up on Asian food so rice every evening is fine for me although I believe
it's not the same for the European audience." 

"All in all we totally enjoyed the trip and will not hesitate to do it all
over again!" 

       -  Jan H

Alor Divers Resort - Alor Island, Indonesia

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   May 26, 2013 15:14

Indonesia has become one of our favorite dive destinations because of the variety of dive sites.... wrecks, reefs, muck dives....you name it and you can find it in Indonesia. Here is another amazing resort on the Island of Alor. Our best package is 6 nights, 5 days with full board beach bungalow accommodations, 2 boat dives per day, unlimited house reef dives, airport, transfers for $1253 per person double occupancy ($969 Euro). A transfer package including R/T airfare from Bali plus a one night hotel stay is required and priced at time of booking.

Located between Flores and Sawoe Sea, Alor Archipelago is one of Indonesia's last frontiers. Alor and Pantar are the main Islands and the strait between the two is a world class dive attraction.

A long time considered too remote because of the lack of infrastructure, Alor and its capital Kalabahi are now much easier to access. Owing to the latest development of Indonesian airlines this paradise is just a small step further than popular destinations such as Bali or Java. In the Alor region, the local government is carefully planning and developing ecotourism as a part of a conservation strategy. Aware of the potentional of the Alor marine park, it is working closely with local communities, encouraging sustainable fishing techniques to keep Pantar strait an authentic underwater paradise.

 

THE RESORT - Alor Divers is an intimate resort situated on a 400m long white sandy beach; stretched layout, all the bungalows and restaurant seafront, spacious private terraces with view on spectacular Pantar strait; indoor bathroom with hot and cold shower, 24h reliable electricity.

The resort offers full board accommodation with a variety of healthy meals, succulent combination of Asiatic and International dishes.


THE DIVING - World class diving in Alor, virgin slopes and walls with generous coral growth, scenic underwater rock formation and pinnacles, excellent fish life, critters dives and more... Unlimited diving on pristine house reef, seasonal passage of whales. Dive locations chosen according to the tide to get the best conditions and safe diving; all the dive sites within 5 to 35m boat ride. Photos courtesy of Gilles Brignardello, Alor Divers.


Turtle Bay Dive Resort - Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines - FREE O/W Dive Course

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   May 19, 2013 13:34

For our dive buddies out there with a non-diving friend, here's a deal. Book a 5-night package at this #1 rated dive resort in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines and get a FREE PADI or SSI Open Water Dive Course. This amazing summer promotion starts at $516 per person double occupancy. Here's what is included in this deal:

  • Free Open Water Diver Course (PADI or SSI)
  • 5 nights in an air-condtioned deluxe room
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 5 days
  • Round trip transfer between airport and resort
The FREE course package requires you to pay for the registration (SSI) or registration and materials (PADI).
 
 

Turtle Bay Dive Resort was built by a family of avid divers who want other divers to experience the great diving in the warm waters of Moalboal and to relax in their little corner of tropical paradise that they have enjoyed over the years. The modern villas are set amongst tropical gardens and overlook a private cove with crystal clear waters lapping over the boat jetty. The resort has 23 rooms that are furnished either in traditional English hand carved furniture or in Filipino furniture. Every room has a ceiling fan and air-conditioning; ensuite bathroom with hot water shower; and private balcony with room to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.
 

The resort operates a fully equipped, modern PADI regsitered Dive Center. Daily dives are scheduled - a 2-tank dive at 8:30am, a 1-tank dive at 2:30pm and, on request, Manadarin fish dive at 5:00pm and a 1-tank night dive at 6:30pm. Almost daily dives at the famous Pescador Island.

You can enjoy all year round diving in Moalboal. There are at least 18 recognized dive sites around Moalboal and more are being discovered. The range of these sites is extremely wide: sandy slopes, vertical walls that drop to 50 meters, canyons and a sunken island.


Scuba Seraya Resort - Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia - Dive the Liberty Shipwreck

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 14, 2013 18:46

We have added the Scuba Seraya Resort in Tulamben, Bali to our list of exotic destinations in Indonesia. This is one fantastic scuba dive destination! If you thought you knew Indonesia, think again! This is paradise.

 

A cluster of 12 luxurious bungalows lies on Bali’s north-east coast, wedged between the sparkling waters of unspoiled Muntig Bay and the holy mountain, Gunung Agung. Scuba Seraya Resort is sprawled amongst lush tropical gardens on it’s own private beach.

 

Scuba Seraya Resort is now widely regarded as one of Northeast Bali's best run dive centers. Being a PADI resort association member, safety and quality are of prime concern. If you look for individual attention, no groups, unhurried service and very small classes, Scuba Seraya Resort and Scuba Seraya Dive are just your ticket! Easy beach entries and the resorts purpose-built fast dive boat assure a totally relaxed way of diving. There is a great variety of “critters” just in front of the resort. Besides all the known Tulamben and Amed dive-sites, we have explored and found many as yet unknown sites in the close vicinity as well as further afield. Some of the famous dive sites include Alamanda, Batu Kelebit, Lipah Bay, Seraya Secrets, and of course, there is the "mother of all dives" in Tulamben, the Liberty Shipwreck.

We can get you and your favorite dive buddy a 7 night package with accommodations, breakfast, 6 days of 3-tank dives, nitrox, and airport transfers for $3030 USD total for two divers. This is not per person pricing. The price may vary depending upon selected 2-tank dive excursions. Contact us today to book this exclusive resort.


Kungkungan Bay Resort - Lembeh, Indonesia - Dive Show Special

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 17, 2013 14:26

If you are ready for some fin-tastic muck diving in Indonesia, Kungkungan Bay Resort is a great choice. This is were muck diving began in Lembeh. For the Beneath the Sea Dive Show, we are offering a great special at KBR. Save $300 per person on a 7 night dive and accommodation package and the longer you stay, the more you save...!

A 7-night package with accommodations, meals, 18 boat dives is $1560 pp - Save $300 pp

A 10-night package with accommodations, meals, 27 boat dives is $2230 pp - Save $418 pp

A 14-night package with accommodations, meals, 39 boat dives is $3060 pp - Save $698 pp 

 

Maluku Dive Resort - Ambon, Indonesia - Muck diving "Critters Without Crowds"

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   February 4, 2013 14:15

We are showcasing this resort for the Beneath The Sea Dive Show March 22-24, 2013. We are pleased to be offering another fantastic dive resort in the "Muck Diving Captial of the World."

The Maluku Divers Resort in Laha is one of the must visit locations in any diver’s Indonesian dive list. The only dedicated dive resort in Ambon, the facility was built specifically with divers in mind and boasts the most unique and comfortable accommodations in the whole of Maluku. Each individual bungalow is over 60 square meters, with private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning and a large covered private wooden terrace. Each bungalow also has the unique feature of individual editing desks for each diver. The ten bungalows look out over Ambon Bay and the incredible muck diving and critter sites to be found there, the ultimate location for diving Ambon.

 

Ambon is undoubtedly famous for the world class muck diving, with a huge array of critters that can be observed and photographed during long dives at the shallow sites close to the resort. Diving in Ambon includes regular sightings of resident marine life such as rhinopias, many assorted frogfish, mandarin fish, ghost pipefish, harlequin shrimp, flamboyant cuttlefish, blue ring and hairy octopus, thorny and pygmy seahorse, stonefish, inimicus, to name but a few, along with literally hundreds of different species of nudibranch. As the Maluku Divers Resort is the only dedicated dive resort within Ambon Bay, it is “Critters Without Crowds” when diving in Ambon.

 

We have amazing packages to Maluku Dive Resort offering 7 nights accommodations, meals, and 3 boat dives per day plus unlimited house reef dives starting at $1550 per person with discounts for added days if you extend your vacation. Email us for details and let's blow bubbles in Ambon! 

 

Crystal Blue Resort - Anilao, Philippines - Underwater Photographers Wonderland - Dive Show Special

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 27, 2013 14:28

Just in time for the Beneath the Sea 2013 Dive Show, we are please to now offer this superb resort in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.
 
Crystal Blue Resort, located in front of the Authur's Rock Marine Sanctuary, invites you to experience warm Filipino hospitality to the stunning backdrop of the bay area of Anilao, Philippines. Crystal Blue is the ideal getaway for your next dive adventure. Nothing has been spared to bring you the finest in accommodations and dive services including the recently completed 18-station camera room. Video also available.
 
Valet style diving has never been easier. The dive crew will carry your gear from the office to the dive deck. Once your gear is set our crew will handle the rest, Including loading and unloading the boats, tanks, cameras and anything else needed to make the dives complete.
 
Anilao has been dubbed the best critter and macro site in the Philippines, and there are also some spectacular reef systems here too. That's right, sites like Kirby's rock and Beatrice are second to none for marine life and reef fish. Twin rocks is also supercharged with jacks, turtles, snappers, sweet lips and more.
 
Crystal Blue is an underwater photographer paradise with pro Mike Bartick of SaltwaterPhoto.com on site to assist your needs. Mike also offers U/W photo seminars and can provide personal service.  
 
We are offering 7 night packages including accommodations, meals and diving for $1435 per person, add $100 for a week of nitrox. Once you dive this destination, you will want to extend your stay!
 

NAD-Lembeh - Indonesia - New Dive Resort Listing

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   December 21, 2012 10:14

A new dive resort we are offering is NAD-Lembeh in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. 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. The resort is nestled between two hills 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. Despite the proximity to Bitung there is a clean beach with some nice corals and lots of wildlife at the waters' edge. A sunset Kayak trip can lead to close encounters with Kingfishers, Egrets, Sea Kytes to name a few.

With ten rooms and four bungalows on site, the resort blends seamlessly into a beautiful green backdrop of native flora fronting a small beach and wonderful house reef dive. Our “Eco Friendly” design allows us to keep our rates reasonably low and our standards high while enabling us to show a high level of personalized service in all departments. If you are planning your first trip to Lembeh Island or have been here many times over the years, please join us at NAD for an experience you won’t soon forget, both below the water and in the comfort of your new home away from home. Our food constantly gets fantastic reviews, prepared fresh from ingredients you are sure to find every meal a delightful surprise. Packages for 7 nights beachfront room are $876 USD per person, sea view bungalow are $999 per person.