KBR Dive Center

Kungkungan Bay Resort (or just KBR to its many fans) is located in the very heart of the Lembeh Strait, giving access to fifty dive sites, all within fifteen minutes of our private jetty. An intimate and exclusive resort, Kungkungan is staffed by a friendly, professional team who will look after your every need from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart.

All rooms are sea facing, with three categories of spacious accommodation to choose from. Our unique over-the-water restaurant inspires visitors with its spectacular views of our exclusive house reef, the Lembeh Strait and the nearby tropical islands.

Come join us at KBR for one of the most fantastic experiences of your life.

» Lembeh Dive Sites

Learning to Dive

With good visibility, minimal currents and clear water (and superb instructors!) KBR and the Lembeh Straits is an excellent place to learn to dive or enhance your scuba skills. Why not add to the fun of your holiday with a PADI course? Or, if you have never dived before, come and spend a fun couple of hours Discovering Scuba Diving – an introduction to diving which will show you why we all get so excited about it. It’s ideal for the non-diving partner….

Photo Services

The dive staff at the resort are pretty keen on their underwater photography (to put it mildly!). Some of us have invested our children’s inheritance in camera gear. Others have just sold their souls to Nikon and Subal. Please feel free to fire any questions at us. We are always delighted to talk about lenses, housings, strobes, cameras and software……

We can arrange to get items of Sea and Sea equipment for you at VERY competitive prices. We can also arrange for Inon equipment to be sent to you directly by the manufacturer to your home before you visit KBR. (you must be booked to visit KBR to use this facility). We can also get you Canon and Nikon equipment.

We have a Sea and Sea digital camera for rental (FX-1G) with a strobe. And we can rent strobes (Inons) to you if you want to try one out – or if you are having problems with your own. We can burn DVD and CDs for you at short notice and help with downloading.

In fact, anything photographic is worth asking us about.

Dive Equipment

We have a full range of Aqualung dive equipment for rent. We also have a wide-range of Scubapro full-length wetsuits in various sizes in 3mm and 5mm thickness (we usually recommend 3mm).

Do give us advance warning of rental needs if at all possible. We really hate to disappoint – and a little advance warning helps us plan.

During your stay we are always happy to do all we can to fix leaks, change hoses, sort out minor dive equipment problems, advise on mortgages, tax relief, relationships – in fact all the sorts of worries and concerns presented to the dive staff by our guests. We offer grief counselling for those who have flooded their camera. And a cool drink to those who are sweating about flooding their cameras. Shoulders to cry on are our specialty.

Dive Computers: we can offer excellent prices on Suunto dive computers. Let us know what you might be of interest to you and when can email you a quote. Computers can normally be obtained in 48-72 hours to order. Prices are extremely competitive.

Effective February 1st 2010 all divers in the Lembeh Strait must pay a one-time entrance fee of Rp 50,000 (~$5.35 or ~€3.78) and follow specific dive rules in the Lembeh Strait…

No touching or disturbing animals
No anchoring
Dive Ratio of no more then 4 guests per 1 Dive Guide
Maximum of 15 divers per site including dive guide
The Bitung government established this entrance fee, and diving rules to help protect this invaluable strait and promote good diving habits. The entrance fee can be paid at the Resort.