You can dive year-round in North Sulawesi. (Our boats have a canopy, in case of rain.) The sunniest season is April to October. That’s when the sunbathing is best, but you can also still get rain at any time of year. The nice thing about the rain is that it’s warm. If you’re coming to…
Lembeh Strait is located on the North East side of North Sulawei, Indonesia. We are situated 87 miles north of the equator.
Once you arrive in Manado’s Sam Ratulangi International Airport, our staff will meet you at the airport and escort you to our resort by private air conditioned vehicle. This scenic drive takes approximately 80 minutes. Also see: How to get to North Sulawesi.
Not too much thermal protection is required, however we suggest a 3mm or 5mm one-piece (or dive-skin for those who don’t get easily chilled) – make sure it’s full arms and legs, to protect against any stinging hydroids.
It’s normally shorts and T-shirt by day (even if it rains, because it’s warm tropical rains) and at night in town the dress code is casual, nothing more than light trousers or jeans and a golf shirt is required. There is no need whatsoever for a sweatshirt.
So called “Muck Diving” is a term the was made up to denote diving on barren bottoms or places other than coral reefs. It also usually means that you are looking for small marine animals. Don’t let this term fool you, most of our “muck” diving is on clean black sand bottoms. Over the years,…
One of our strengths at Kungkungan is the great variety of our diving. We have the best “muck” diving in the world but that is not all. We have 3 WW II ship wrecks, beautiful hard coral gardens, and pristine soft coral vistas. And yes, you can even do wide angle photography on many of…
We have 24 hour power. Power is 220V and the plugs are the European two-prong circular plugs. We have adaptors for US, UK and other countries. At the Dive Center, in our Camera Room, we also have US 110V outlets for those who require them.
The visibility in the Strait varies with the tides and the location of the dive site. Most of the critter divesites enjoy visibility of 30-50 feet. In the beautiful coral gardens at the ends of the Strait, visibility is 50-100 feet.
July through to November our water temperature averages 76 to 78 degrees (26 C). The rest of the year the water temperature averages 82 degrees (28 C) We recommend at least at 3mm wetsuit. Some divers, who dive frequently may want a heavier suit, a thin hood, or thin dive undergarment.