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    Dive into Ambon

     

    Dive Into Ambon is perfectly located in Baguala Bay. The location gives easy access to both the south side, from their jetty, or a short 10 minute bus ride to our super comfortable and fully equipped Day Boat. Dive into Ambon is proud to be partnered with Maluku Resort and Spa, Ambon’s only boutique resort. Fully refurbished and rebuilt in 2015, it’s beautiful, relaxing and Dive into Ambon is on-site. Please checkout their website for more details.

    Ambon Island, nestled in the Maluku Archipelago, is fast being recognised as one of the premier critter (muck) diving locations in the world. Ambon Bay has an amazing variety of rare of wonderful creatures and very uncrowded sites. Lesser known is the south side of Ambon, which features great and colourful walls, caves, swim through, exceptionally healthy reef life, with large fish and more small critters.

    Ambon Bay, where the muck diving is, has an incredible array of critters, including Ambon Scorpionfish, Rhinopias, Mimic and Wonderpus Octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, many many Nudibranchs, Frogfish, Harlequin Shrimp, Coleman Shrimp and much much more.

    There is also always the chance to see perhaps the rarest underwater critter, the Psychedelic Frogfish, only ever found in Ambon.

    Dive into Ambon offer diving to both muck and coral sites, giving you a unique opportunity to dive macro and wide-angle.

    Dive into Ambon has three choices of rooms. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, hot water, private bathrooms and air-conditioning.

     

    Standard Room

    Sea View Studios

    Cottages

    Lembeh Resort

     

     

    Lembeh Resort is nestled away in a private cove with a wealth of exotic flora and fauna in a central part of Lembeh Island. The secluded location of the resort ensures a quiet and tranquil experience, while the warm-hearted team offer service with a smile to make certain that your experience of Lembeh will be the best that it possibly can be. You will discover that despite of the seclusion on a tropical island in North Sulawesi you will not have to give up the comforts of a luxury ocean front resort. Lembeh Resort’s cottages are charming, spacious and comfortable with a wealth of modern amenities.

    The Lembeh Strait is widely recognized by marine biologists as having the Worlds highest concentration of rare and unusual marine life. The practice of Muck-Diving, also known as Critter-Diving, began in Lembeh Strait in the mid nineties when marine biologists started to explore the black sand slopes of Lembeh Strait to identify the amazing diversity of animals that inhabit the underwater realm of Lembeh Strait. Today, 20 years later, divers who enjoy both macro as well as wide-angle underwater photography travel from all over the world to experience this magical place in North Sulawesi.

    Perched slightly above the beautiful waters of Lembeh Strait and surrounded by lush tropical gardens Lembeh Resort was built to inconspicuously blend into the natural landscape. Westerly views of ancient extinct volcanoes and spectacular sunsets await you. Experience the warm hospitality, tropical beauty and unique wonders of our home, Lembeh Resort. We are committed to delivering North Sulawesi hospitality at its best and making our guests’ stay enjoyable and memorable both above and below the water. With a 4:1 staff ratio to ensure a high level of service, our team looks forward to welcoming you to Lembeh Resort soon.

    Accommodations

    Guests of Lembeh Resort have a choice of 3 different categories of accommodations, Deluxe Ocean View Cottages, Garden View Rooms and the newly constructed luxury unit, the Cliffside Suite.

    All accommodations include 24-hour electricity, en-suite bathroom with hot water, hairdryer, Lembeh Resorts custom-made soaps and shampoo, air-conditioning, king-size bed or twin beds, wardrobe, table and chair, dispenser for cold and hot drinking water, complimentary tea and coffee, stocked mini-bar, free Wi-Fi, and electronic safe. Groomed walkways traverse our well-attended grounds of lush tropical gardens including many fauna and flora found only in the tropics.

    Due to Lembeh Resorts remote tropical island location, accommodations come with our full board meal plan – 3 sumptuous meals daily, along with snacks, coffee, & tea.

     

    Cliffside Suite

    This beautiful unit is perched on a green hillside, surrounded by colourful floral gardens. So go head, jump in the pool, bask in the sun, enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner, relax and enjoy!

    The fully air conditioned one-bedroom Suite offers a spacious lounge with an espresso machine, minibar, flatscreen TV and a comfortable desk, perfect for working on your images after a day of underwater photography.

    The bedroom has floor to ceiling windows, a kingsize canopy bed and is through sliding doors connected to an elegantly decorated bathroom with two sinks, one indoor shower as well as one Balinese style open air shower from which one can directly access one of the pool-side sundecks. Nowhere is the natural beauty of Lembeh Island enjoyed better than at the outdoor living areas of the Cliffside Suite.

    The Cliffside Suite has a total indoor floor space of 70m2, plus 40m2 of verandas and outdoor living areas.

    The two sundecks and one covered veranda offer privacy and 180° panoramic views of volcanoes, sunsets and the calm waters of Lembeh Strait. The large 36m2 infinity pool offer the best spot in the resort to enjoy a leisurely swim or a chilled sundowner cocktail with a loved one.

     

    Deluxe Ocean View Cottages

    You can stay in one of two different Deluxe Cottage styles: Traditional Minahasan or Modern Cliffside. Lembeh Resort originally built wooden cottages using traditional or Minahasan style building techniques; large verandas are coupled with spacious sleeping rooms and Balinese (semi-open) bathrooms. Only with exception from our extra spacious family cottages these are all fully detached, all Minahasan Cottages are surrounded by the resort gardens, located directly behind the waterline offering fabulous ocean views. For the Modern Cliffside Cottages we chose contemporary construction methods blending a traditional style and continued use of the semi open Balinese bathrooms. The Modern Cliffside Cottages are perched on a lush green hillside above the bay, offering the best ocean and sunset views in the resort.The Deluxe Ocean View Cottages have total indoor size of 42m2 plus a 16m2 veranda.

     

    Garden View Rooms

    You can stay in one of two different Deluxe Cottage styles: Traditional Minahasan or Modern Cliffside. Lembeh Resort originally built wooden cottages using traditional or Minahasan style building techniques; large verandas are coupled with spacious sleeping rooms and Balinese (semi-open) bathrooms. Only with exception from our extra spacious family cottages these are all fully detached, all Minahasan Cottages are surrounded by the resort gardens, located directly behind the waterline offering fabulous ocean views. For the Modern Cliffside Cottages we chose contemporary construction methods blending a traditional style and continued use of the semi open Balinese bathrooms. The Modern Cliffside Cottages are perched on a lush green hillside above the bay, offering the best ocean and sunset views in the resort.The Deluxe Ocean View Cottages have total indoor size of 42m2 plus a 16m2 veranda.

    Lembeh Resort

     

     

    Diving in Lembeh with 2:1 guest to guide ratio.
    NAD-Lembeh Resort and the Lembeh Strait are famous all over the world for the peerless macro and muck diving.  NAD-Lembeh is expert in Nitrox, Rebreathers, Photography – we do it all.

    The Lembeh Strait region offers more than just face to face encounters with weird and wonderful muck critters. They also have wall diving, technical diving, big fish dives but most importantly – a lot of muck and sand.

    NAD is also owner-operated, almost all year Simon and Zee are present on site. If they aren’t at the resort, they are off on a photographic adventure or diving.  Their dive team is second-to-none, with 15 full-time guides who between them have over 100 years of diving experience in Lembeh.

    Diving the Lembeh Strait is something that all divers should try at least once because these black sand bays and coral outcrops hold an outstanding amount of marine life. Especially if you are an underwater photographer,  the Lembeh Strait should be on your “must visit list”, likely multiple times!

    Divers visiting Lembeh are likely to see a vast list of must-see critters, such as Frogfish, Rhinopias, a huge array of Nudibranchs and Octopus, the Blue-Ringed Octopus and Mimic Octopus, being a highlight. Lembeh is not just muck diving though, they explore all over the island and beyond to find some of the best reef diving in South East Asia.

    Executive/Family Bungalow

    NAD Lembeh Resort features five wooden Minahasa style bungalows located in a secluded portion of the resort, a short distance away from the main building. With an impressive view over the bay, these bungalows are all double bed, and are suitable for couples who want to spend their evenings sitting on a private deck with the best view in the Straits.

    Seaview Bungalow

    The Seaview Bungalows have moderate steps and great views over the Strait.  Ideal for those looking for a little more seclusion than the Beachfront rooms.  Of course, Airconditioning and Hot water as standard.

     

    Beachfront Rooms

    The rooms directly by the beach and pool.  Ideal for those who do not like steps.  Air conditioned with hot water and a comfy bed.

    Murni’s in Ubud

     

     

    If you want a great getaway between your dive trips we recommend UBUD just to the north of Bali. Lots of great restaurants, shopping and some great sights. If you are going to go up and stay for a while we suggest Murni’s House. She has been in Ubud before it was on the map as a get away place to go. The prices are very reasonable.

    Murni’s Houses tel: (62) 361 975165

    Murni’s Warung tel: (62) 361 975233

    Tamarind Spa tel: (62) 361 970923

    Fax: (62) 361 975282 or 972146

    Tamarind Spa

    We have our own highly rated spa – Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses.

    If you are looking for a profound healing experience with the best body workers in Bali, I cannot recommend highly enough Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses in Ubud. I have had hundreds of massages all over the world, but have rarely experienced such intuitively healing hands. They removed deep physical and energetic blocks leaving me feeling light, buoyant, open, balanced and free.

     

    The Tamarind Spa offers the following:

    Body Treatments

    • Balinese massage
    • Relaxing massage
    • Aromatherapy massage
    • Tamarind Spa hot stone massage
    • Reflexology – Foot massage
    • Balinese massage an reflexology – Foot massage
    • Back, head, and shoulder massage
    • Back massage
    • Four-handed massage
    • Deep tissue massage
    • Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage
    • Shiatsu

     

    Facial Treatments

    • Traditional facial and gentle massage
    • Modern facial and gentle massage

     

    Nail Treatments

    • Tamarind Spa manicure
    • Tamarin Spa French manicure
    • Tamarind Spa pedicure
    • Tamarin Spa French pedicure

     

    Bath Treatments and Scrubs

    • Exfoliation and green tea scrubs
    • Balinese boreh scrub
    • Relaxing salt scrub
    • Honey seed scrub
    • Coconut scrub
    • Tamarin Spa mandi luhur

     

    Tours, Course, and Activities

    There’s a lot to do in and around Ubud. If you would like to book any tours, classes or activities, we’ll be happy to do this for you. We add to this list when we find something good.

    • Photography tours
    • Helicopter tours
    • Chocolate factory tours
    • Cooking class
    • Indonesian or Balinese language lessons
    • White water rafting
    • Elephant safari park trip on an elephant
    • Bicycle drive through the villages
    • Climbing a volcano at sunrise
    • Rice paddy track
    • Bird walks
    • Herbal walk through rice paddies
    • Tarot reading
    • Balinese dance classes
    • Batik painting classes
    • Balinese massage classes
    • Making Balinese offerings
    • Balinese dance tickets
    • Shadow puppet performances

     

    Murni’s Bali Tours

    We have created 7 special All-Day tours around the island: Murni’s Bali Tours – see the 7 YouTube videos – and our accompanying ebook Murni’s Bali Tours, Where to go, What to do and How to do it.

     

    Photography Tours

    Join one of Bali’s best photographers and explore some of the great photographic areas of Ubud and the surrounding volcanoes away from the tourist trail. Sunrise over Mount Agung and the rice fields.

    Visit ancient temples, traditional markets, dramatic landscapes and photograph rural Balinese life, including traditional ceremonies and dances (subject to temple schedules).

    They cater for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and it’s great for non- photographers too.

    It’s a very good idea to book these tours, activities and classes in advance as they get booked up quickly.

    Triton Bay Divers

     

     

     

    Located approximately 30 nautical miles from the town of Kaimana in the Indonesian province of West Papua, previously known as Irian Jaya, on the western part of the island of New Guinea. Our location is indicated on the Google map above. Triton Bay is one of three regions that comprise the Bird’s Head Seascape (the other two being Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay), which is now considered by marine biologists to be the epicenter of the Coral Triangle and which contains more fish and coral species than anywhere else on the planet.

     

    Accommodation

    The resort’s 6 bungalows, all with sea views, are each able to sleep 2 people comfortably.  Four of the bungalows can accommodate 3 if necessary.  At the end of your day, relax on your deck or enjoy a hot water shower in your private bathroom.

    Each room is equipped with a large ceiling fan and designed with “natural” air conditioning in mind.  There is a desk with extra (220v) power sockets, allowing you to download and view your photos whilst charging your camera in preparation for your next day of diving.

    Unfortunately, at this time we do not have 24 hour electricity available, but are planning to install solar panels in the not to distant future.  Power will be on from 6:00 am to 11:00pm.

    We are conscious of our environmental foot-print and have built the resort using natural local materials which blend in with the tropical surroundings.  Any wood from trees that had to be removed has been utilized elsewhere throughout the resort using local craftsmen and traditional techniques while still allowing for a modern touch.

     

    Dining, Relaxation, and Diving

    Enjoy three delicious meals plus a local snack in the afternoon every day in our spacious open air dining room, which is designed to make you feel at one with nature.  Eat, chat and hangout with new friends or simply relax between dives watching the waves lapping on the beach.

    There is free coffee, tea and water available all day.  Soft drinks and beer are also available at the bar and will be billed to your room.  If you prefer something a little stronger we recommend you bring in duty free as most alcohol and spirits are not permitted in this part of Papua.

    Finally, our Dive Center is located at the far end of the beach and inside you will find your own personal storage area where your dive equipment will be kept during your stay.

    Join one of Bali’s best photographers and explore some of the great photographic areas of Ubud and the surrounding volcanoes away from the tourist trail. Sunrise over Mount Agung and the rice fields.

    Visit ancient temples, traditional markets, dramatic landscapes and photograph rural Balinese life, including traditional ceremonies and dances (subject to temple schedules).

    They cater for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and it’s great for non- photographers too.

    It’s a very good idea to book these tours, activities and classes in advance as they get booked up quickly.

    Villa Markisa

     

     

    Villa Markisa is an exclusive resort located on the north east coast of Bali. Nestled at the foot of Bali’s most famous volcano “Gunung Agung”, our private bungalows offer individual service and great attention to detail. Dive Bali’s most famous site, Tulamben’s USS Liberty shipwreck just minutes away with our high speed tender boat. For scuba divers who prefer critters, “Seraya Secrets” is directly in front of their beach.

    The main building of the esort includes a library with many books in several languages as well as a wide variety of identification books.

    You can choose from an array of beautiful accommodations:

    • Villa Markisa
    • Deluxe Bungalows
    • Master Bedroom
    • Deluxe & Basic Room
    • Villa Sonea
    • Restaurant – Bar
    • Garden – Pool – Spa

    Website : https://www.villa-markisa.com/index.php/en/