Black Sand and Macro Critters

Situated in Kasawari Bay on the Sulawesi mainland, towards the northern end of Lembeh Strait, Dive into Lembeh is a relaxing, peaceful resort built on a scenic, tropical plot of land.

The well-appointed, comfortable bungalows all provide views of the sea and the house reefs, two of the most famous dive sites in Lembeh. The resort has a swimming pool with stunning views over the strait and a private black sand beach to wander on. Located just an hour and a half drive from Manado airport, it makes it easy to get to in comparison with other resorts in the area and is also handy for several day tours, which can be arranged in-house.

Best Dive Resort in the Lembeh Strait

For their commitment to the environment, extraordinary dive services, unique accommodations, community initiatives, inclusivity, and a full vegan menu! Dive into Lembeh gets our vote for the best overall dive resort in the Lembeh Strait.

Dive and EatSea View bungalow at Dive into Lembeh | Infinite Blue Dive Travel

The dive resort kitchen provides a compelling buffet menu that changes daily. Every menu can be made not just ‘suitable’ for vegan and plant-based diets but tasty too.

Divine vegan desserts, local curry dishes, home-grown chillies, spices, and a broad Western selection. Our last stay there yielded a vast expansion of the waistline, highly recommended for your next vegan dive vacation.

Dive into Lembeh | Macro heavenUnderwater Photography

Widely considered as ‘THE’ place to dive for macro enthusiasts and underwater photographers, the resort provides perhaps some of the best camera facilities in the strait.

Underwater photographers are exceptionally well catered for with dedicated rinse tanks, individual workstations with charging outlets, and air guns to dry equipment.

Dive into Lembeh was built by divers for divers and tailor-made for diving in the Lembeh Strait. If you enjoy your muck diving, you shouldn’t miss out on visiting this resort.

Now in the fifth year of operation, Dive into Lembeh enjoys many return guests. The last time we were there, we met a fantastic couple on their eighth three-week stay! Ranked as one of the best dive resorts in the world by Diver magazine, don’t miss out on this gem.

The Diving

Diving at the resort is done ‘liveaboard’ style, with up to four dives per day, including a night dive. Divers head out on one of the best speedboats in the area and return between dives to eat and relax.

Dive Guiding

The dive guides here are superb, with decades of experience diving in the strait between them. Dive groups maintain a maximum ratio of 3:1, with 2:1 often being the case.  Feel free to provide us with your ‘wishlist’ of critters you want to see, and the Dive into Lembeh guides will probably find them all for you.


  • Morning snack.
  • Boat dive one.
  • Breakfast and relax.
  • Boat dive two.
  • Lunch and relax.
  • Boat dive three or dive from the shore on one of the world famous reefs.
  • Afternoon snack and relax.
  • Night dive
  • Dinner usually at seven pm followed by relaxation and drinks at the bar.

Dive Packages

4 nights 3 days
from $805 USD USDper person
  • 6 guided day dives by speedboat.
  • Breakfast. lunch and dinner. The best food we have eaten at a dive resort. V/VG/GF options.
  • Access to house reef from 8am to 6pm. Free of charge for guests who have booked an accommodation and diving package.
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6 nights 5 days
from $1255 USDper person
  • 10 guided day dives by speedboat
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10 nights 9 days
from $2155 USDper person
  • 18 guided day dives by speedboat
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