Welcome to Diving Lembeh, Manado!!

We are a PADI 5 Star Dive Center in Lembeh offering dive trips, PADI courses and snorkeling trips to the best sites of Lembeh Straits.

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Welcome to Diving Lembeh, Manado

Two Fish Divers Lembeh is an award winning PADI 5 Star Center located right in the middle of the straits in a bay with a private beach, where the sites are only 5-minutes away. We have our own small, cosy resort with 6 wooden cottages & 6 rooms right by the beach.

2dives from Rp1,270,000

Accommodation options from Rp325,000-Rp750,000 per person /night, full board

Lembeh Island is a 10min boat ride from Bitung City, which in turn is a 60-90min car ride from Manado city or Manado airport, and we can arrange transfers as requested. Lembeh Straits is the thin stretch of sea between Lembeh Island and Bitung and is know as the muck diving capital of the world. As well as muck diving it also offers some sites with corals, walls and ship-wrecks and is great for both beginners and experienced divers.

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Diving Schedule

  • Transfers

    We can organise:

    • airport transfers from Manado Airport, journey time is about 6-90mins to Bitung
    • boat transfers from Bitung to Lembeh Island, journey time is about 10mins.
  • Accommodation

    We have our own small, cosy resort with 6 wooden cottages & 6 rooms on a private beach, with great sea views and beautiful gardens, with prices ranging from budget to more deluxe. As there are no restaurant alternatives on Lembeh Island, all accommodation is offered as full board

  • Diving Schedule

    Our normal daily schedule:

    • Depart after breakfast at 8am for 2 morning dives. Snacks, drinking water, coffee and tea are provided on the boat.
    • Return to the resort for lunch at 1pm
    • Afternoon dives leave at 2:30pm and return to the resort about 4pm
    • Night dives leave between 5 and 5:30 and return to the resort for dinner

    Our special dives are dawn dives, mandarin fish dives and night dives. These can be arranged while you are here. (weather and tides permitting)

    We can also arrange day trips doing 3 dives with lunch on the boat. There is a minimum number of divers and a fuel supplement for day trips.

  • finish your diving day

    We finish off your day by logging your dives with our dive guide, reviewing the sightings in our fish-id books, and confirming if you wish to do more diving tomorrow!

    Beers and cocktails are also readily available after your diving at our own beach cafe!

Why Choose Two Fish for Diving Lembeh, Manado?

Our Two Fish dive service includes:
  • Small groups of no more than four guests per dive guide
  • Dive groups are organised according to air consumption and dive experience
  • Expert dive guides who have done thousands of dives, and are PADI Rescue Diver trained
  • Oxygen and first aid on every dive boat
  • English speaking friendly crew and dive guides
  • Long dives – we just ask you to surface after 75mins or on 40bar
  • All our dive guides are trained to assist photographers, spot amazing critters and help carry accessories
  • Wash and store service – all dive gear is loaded onto boats in the morning, and removed and washed after your diving, so all you need to do is DIVE
  • Commitment to Quality Courses by having full-time instructors at each dive center who teach according to our principles, and who follow the PADI guidelines for providing a safe courses.

We pride ourselves on being committed to a first-class dive service, having excellent dive staff & managers, having great Aqualung dive equipment and providing safe, top quality PADI courses.

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What can I see when I am Diving Lembeh?

Lembeh Straits is known as the muck diving capital of the world, and is one of the few places in the world where you will see the elusive hairy frog fish, pygmy sea horses, larger sea horses like the thorny seahorse, mimic octopus, wunderpus and flamboyant cuttlefish to name a few.

Muck dives consist of sandy black slopes with good visibility, approximately 10-15m. It is a macro-photographers dream, as the slopes are teaming of all sorts of fascinating critters and the black sand reduces back-glare. Muck dives are the main reason many divers return to us, in Lembeh, time and time again.

Lembeh also has some fascinating ship wrecks. They are covered in both corals and creatures making them fantastic to explore.

Last but not least, Lembeh is also surrounded by sites with small walls and slopes full of soft corals. Lembeh diving truly does have something for everyone.

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DIVING IN LEMBEH – DIVE SITES & CONDITIONS

Dive Conditions

Officially we have a “dry season” which is Apr/May-Sept/Oct and a “wet season” from Nov-Apr, but its actually great diving all year round with water temp 29-30C and visibility 15-25m all the time!

Our wet season is not the typical monsoon season that can close an entire region and last for months, instead it is just a period that gets more rain than sunshine. To be honest, over the last few years these “seasons” have been getting less distinct and are now very similar to each other. This means we get a mixture of sun & rain all year round that consists of

– blue skies & sun in morning followed by an hour of rain
– the occasional full day of drizzle (but still warm)
– the occasional day of wind, this can limit our sites as we have to stay on the leeward side

Even so, January-March does get a bit more rain than the other months, and although the visibility can drop to 10m it is still great diving. If there is bad weather when you are here then it often only lasts 3-4 days before the sun starts again.

We do get current on some dive sites but usually it is a easy drift current along the wall. You don’t need to worry about kicking into the current for half the dive as our dive boats will pick us up from wherever we come up.

We pick our dive sites based on conditions, diver comfort and experience so that you get to have great dives!

Dive Sites

We have over 30 dive sites so you will not get bored diving in Lembeh! However we do have lots of favourites that we will try and take you to while you are here like Nudi Falls, Angels Window, TK 1, Hairball, Serena, Police Pier, Tanjung Tebal and Jahir.

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Our Dive Boats

We have wooden and fiber glass diving boats. Our wooden boats are based on the design of long distance tuna fishing boats and are made by the boat builders in the village. All our boats are perfect for diving around Lembeh!

Dive Boat Lembeh

Our Dive Guides

We want you to be safe so all our dive guides are all trained to at least PADI Rescue Diver, and we encourage them to take their PADI Divemaster for which we provide financial assistance.

 

Dive Guide Trainee Program

We also have an annual trainee program to train new local dive guides – they need to speak good English, take the PADI Open Water Course, PADI Advanced Course and PADI Rescue Course, and have at least 100 dives before they can take guests diving.

Diving Lembeh

Our Dive Center

Our dive center has a dive shop in reception where we sell small items like diving masks, defog, surface marker buoys, mask straps, sarongs, reef safe sunscreen etc. We have a equipment room with rental dive equipment, snorkeling equipment, dive computers and torches. There is also a washing and drying area.

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