Come with Northeast Scuba to the most beautiful and diverse places in the world to dive - Indonesia. Our plan is to visit two incredible places, the world renowned diving resort of Wakatobi and the critter capital of diving, Lembeh Strait. First we will fly into Bali a day or two before our departure date of July 1st, 2013 to fly from there on Wakatobi's own airplane for the short two and a half hour ride to the resort where you can choose between staying at their tropical beach front resort for a week with short boat rides to gorgeous dive sites nearby or go on Wakatobi's fantastic dive yacht (and it is a yacht!), the Pelagian for the week. We will be leaving Wakatobi on July 8th to then head to the capital of North Sulawesi, Monado and our week diving in Lembeh Straits where there are more amazing and spectacular creatures to be seen than anywhere else on the planet! .
This incredible Indonesia dive trip package includes several great options that will allow you maximum flexibility when planning for this trip. As noted above, you can stay at Wakatobi's beach dive resort or on their luxury dive vessel, the Pelagian. Both offer superb diving, great and knowledgeable guides, excellent accommodations and the food is fabulous, so either way you can't go wrong.
The Pelagian, Wakatobi's dive yacht, has five spacious cabins available with lots of storage and your own private bathrooms, and it serves some of the best meals you will ever eat! The beach resort has large, beautifully kept and comfortable bungalows right on or so close to the beach that it feels like you're truly in paradise. The beautiful Wakatobi resort restaurant offers the most delicious buffets. In fact they give you so many choices, including both Western and Indonesian cuisine, that it's hard not to gain weight!
The dive staff are absolutely dedicated to your complete satisfaction both on the yacht and at the resort. The guides are some of the best in the world as they are never in a hurry, always allow you plenty of dive time, help you locate those hard to find critters and there are never more than four people to one guide. Keeping the groups small allows you the opportunity to see and experience all the spectacular and pristine reefs, colorful fish and fantastic invertebrate creatures without feeling crowded or pressed for time.
Northeast scuba has reserved spaces at the resort as well as the Pelagian. This translates into the best of both worlds when it comes to diving at Wakatobi. and you can choose whether you want to spend the week at the fabulous land based Wakatobi resort or go on a live aboard adventure. Either way you can have it all, dive as much as you want, relax when you desire and experience an underwater world like none you have ever seen before.
What's included in your land based dive vacation to Wakatobi Resort:
Accommodations in a Garden, Beach, Select or Villa Bungalow
Delicious and varied meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
24hrs coffee/tea/hot chocolate/drinking water
Warm towels, hot drinks / water and snacks on boat dives
Complimentary 20mb in-room Internet access
Aromatherapy bath products in all rooms
Three 70 minute boat dives daily AND unlimited shore diving
Dive and photo gear porter service on boats and shore dives
Village visit followed by a BBQ feast in resort on the last day
Contribution to our award winning conservation programs
VIP greeting service upon arrival in Bali - makes immigration easy
Pricing Options (depending on accommodations type, land based or live aboard).
Note that roundtrip airfare on Wakatobi's own airplane from Bali to Wakatobi and back is $485. We will add this cost to the package prices below.
International airfare is not included in the package price of this dive trip to Indonesia. Airfare from the US to Indonesia and back is the responsibility of the traveler.
What's Included on your Pelagian Luxury Dive Yacht Package:
Standard, Deluxe, Superlux Cabin or Master Suite accommodation. - all rooms beautiful and spacious
All gourmet meals (three multi-course chef-prepared meals + delicious snacks)
Drinking water/coffee/tea/hot chocolate available all day
Up to four tender boat dives per day, all at 70 minutes
Highly trained, instructor-level dive guides
Full use of the wonderful sun decks and cozy living room area with TV and DVD's
VIP greeting service upon arrival into Bali - getting through immigration will be a breeze
Substantial marine park protection and community development contribution.
July 9-15, 2012
Lembeh Resort is our second 5-Star destination in Indonesia. Located in the northern part of Indonesia, Lembeh Resort will provide us a look at other strange creatures found in their local Indonesian waters. Here you will find the Mimic octopus, Wonderpus, various ghost pipe fish, more Pygmy Seahorses and much, much more.
We will be met at the airport in Monado by resort staff and brought to the resort. The resort is located on a remote area of the island that provides a great deal of privacy and ensures pristine and unspoiled diving conditions . The resort's goal is your ultimate satisfaction whether you are out on a dive, relaxing by the pool, enjoying fine dining or resting in the comfort of your bungalow.
Rooms, Dining and Diving:
Lembeh Resort rooms are both spacious and luxurious. After a great day of diving you will have the perfect place to relax and enjoy your time off. , Or better yet spend a few hours around the pool soaking in the warm Indonesian sun and enjoying an occassional dip. Either way you won't be able to beat the facilities at Lembeh Resort.
Your package includes:
- 7 nights accommodation is a Deluxe Cottage
- 17 guided boat dives
- 6 complimentary House Reef guided dives
- Round Trip transfers from the airport
- all meals, snacks, unlimited tea, coffee, drinking water and fruit juice with breakfast
- Complimentary 30 minute massage for each guest
Nitrox: An additional charge of $125.00 for the week of diving.
Lembeh Resort Package Price: $1,920.00pp
Diving at Lembeh
Diving is the reason you booked this trip. Lembeh Resort offers some of the best diving in the world, and the dive guides are ready to show you the most amazing marine life you will find underwater. You are in for a real treat diving Lembeh Strait.
Let's start with the Dive Operation:
The Camera Room:
Lembeh Resort understands many of their guests will capture incredible photos while diving at the resort. The resort has left nothing to chance with photo/camera support. The camera room is spacious and equipment rinsing/drying facilities are only steps from the boat. "After your first dive, our dive team will see that your equipment is carried, rinsed and stored. For all future dives it will be loaded on the boat assembled and ready for your use. Our boat crews will treat camera gear with the respect it deserves. " How much more can you ask of a staff or resort?
Lembeh Resort is the only full time digital photo center in Lembeh Strait.
- Photo and video courses from beginner to professional
- Equipment repair and rental
- Customized image solutions
Scuba equipment rinsing and storage facilities also are located just steps from the boats. The resort's staff will see that your diving equipment is rinsed and stored after each day of diving, leaving you more time to enjoy the resort and relax.
Diving Lembeh Strait
Lembeh Strait has many dive sites, located just a few minutes boat ride from the resort. There are over 50 different dive sites to visit. These sites vary from pristine reefs, to the famous "muck" diving locations that are habitat for some of the strangest creatures in the marine world, to wrecks. What's your pleasure for today's dive? The sites were too numerous for me to list and the list of critters that might be found on each site even more numerous. Suffice it to say you don't have to wait long to begin enjoying the amazing underwater world of Lembeh Straits.
Below are a few pictures I borrowed from their website in order to show you the magnificent varieties, colors, camouflage patterns of Lembehs famous local residents. The resort's diving staff will do their best to show you the resident "odd" creatures that are found at each dive site. You will not be left on your own to search for hard to find marine life.
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