International travel might be off the menu for the moment but this is the perfect time to plan your next exciting getaway for when the travel bans are lifted!
Lembeh and Murex Dive Resorts are pleased to announce that for those who are planning to travel to North Sulawesi this year (Bunaken, Manado, Lembeh or Bangka), flight tickets are now on sale.
Divers can purchase direct flights from Singapore to Manado with Scoot Airlines on the Scoot website. Scoot is a subsidiary company of Singapore Airlines and will take over the route from Silk Air.
Scoot will be operating flights 4 days a week (the same as Silk Air currently offer), on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flights commence with Scoot from June 1st 2020.
If you are planning to travel before May 4th, the route is still being operated by Silk Air, and tickets can be purchased here.
Manado is the entry point to North Sulawesi which offers some of the most pristine and iconic dive sites in Indonesia.
The Lembeh Strait offers the undisputed best muck, macro and critter diving in the world and for those wanting high end stays, Lembeh Resort offers luxury accommodation, onsite marine biologists and photo pro as well as the only Backscatter Authorized Photo Center in Indonesia. Lembeh Resort dive guides are all marine biology and underwater photography trained, and private guide and private boat services are available.
For those wanting something ‘extra special’, Lembeh Resort’s Cliffside Villa comes complete with a private pool, panoramic views over the Lembeh Strait and private butler service.
Bunaken Marine Park was one of the first marine protected regions in Indonesia – and it shows! The resident population of green sea turtles is a definite highlight when diving Bunaken’s iconic wall dive sites. The deep water trenches which separate Bunaken Island from mainland Sulawesi are on the migratory path for several species of whale; resident pods of dolphins make regular appearances; and sharks, eagle rays and dense schools of reef fish are all common sightings in Bunaken’s famously clear waters.
Murex Manado is ideally located for diving Bunaken Marine Park and Manado Bay which offers an array of muck diving sites. Combine reefs and muck with a stay at this friendly, professional resort where exceptional service is guaranteed. Murex Manado also offers combination stays with Murex Bangka (see below), or why not take a ‘Passport to Paradise’ and dive Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh in one phenomenal trip?
Bangka Island’s white sand beaches and kaleidoscopic dive sites make this an idyllic tropical island getaway. Bangka’s pinnacle, seamount and sloping reef sites are teeming with life and bursting with color. A plethora of macro critters (including three species of pygmy seahorse) are found alongside resting reef sharks, rays and other passing pelagics.
Murex Bangka’s exclusive service and hillside bungalows mean a comfortable stay on this Robinson Crusoe tropical island.
To make a booking or for more information about diving and staying at Lembeh Resort or Murex Dive Resorts, contact the resorts directly at: reservations@LembehResort.com and reservations@MurexDive.com