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.
It is a macro-photographers dream, as the slopes are teaming of all sorts of fascinating critters and the black sand reduces back-glare.
Lembeh also has some fascinating ship wrecks. They are covered in both corals and creatures making them fantastic to explore. Lembeh is also surrounded by sites with small walls and slopes full of soft corals.
The dive sites in Lembeh are generally sand, rock, muck, or rubble, but there are a couple sites with nice corals and walls. Marine life is generally prolific from 3-4 meters depth down to 25 meters depth.
We have been open since 1994, in 1995 people started looking for another location with diving comparable to the Lembeh Strait but to this day, none has succeeded. We have been compared to many but none have passed the test. Therefore, we have concluded that the Lembeh Strait, which is located in the center of Bio-Diversity for the World’s Oceans, is truly a unique place with one of a kind diving and as such, deserves a “Bucket List” designation on your places to dive list.
Being the first resort in Lembeh gave us some unique advantages, the most notable being our location. KBR is located in its own Private Bay, with year-round calm waters. We are isolated from the sounds of Indonesian Village Life which can be intrusive at times. Our Bay is also home to the only, fully protected and exclusive dive site in North Sulawesi which has been guarded by KBR for the last 20 years (and it shows). Only our guests can dive and snorkel our beautiful house reef. Don’t miss it, plus it’s free!
KBR is the only Sea level Luxury Resort in the Lembeh Strait, 16 of our 17 rooms are Waterfront. It is nice to have an easy stroll back to your room between dives, no sitting on a boat all day, no steps to climb up and down, or waiting in line for the Electric Car to give you a ride up to your room. We have a saying at our resort: “The only climbing you will do at KBR is back into the boats after a dive or up the stairs to Capt. Billy’s Bar for a cocktail”, it’s on the second floor.
KBR’s octagon shaped, over the water main building has become an Icon in North Sulawesi. It is home to our Resort Lobby, the Main Dining Room and Capt. Billy’s Bar. Here you can literally dine over the coral reef and colorful reef fish of our bay, all the while enjoying the great views of the Strait and the surrounding Tropical Islands. Our Main Dining Room is open 24 hrs and is Full Menu Service. We serve “International Cuisine” with dishes coming from many parts of the world. Capt. Billy’s Bar is a social center for the resort. It is a great place to relax with a “Sundowner” at the end of a great day of diving. Capt. Billy’s also serves great “American Bar Food” to accompany our Delicious Drinks. Enjoy them both on the second floor balcony overlooking our Bay.
KBR’s other facilities include our Full Service PADI dive center complete with Camera Room, Equipment Rental, Instruction and, we have NITROX from our “Membrane System”. Enjoy Lembeh’s only Waterfront Infinity Pool, which is also home to our Tepi Laut (Seaside) Day Spa. You can choose from our many Tours to some of North Sulawesi’s biggest attractions to add some culture to your stay. Stay with us and you will see why a trip to KBR is truly a complete vacation!
- 10 days / 7 nights
- Ex Canberra
- All meals included
- 6 days of diving, 4 boat dives per day
- Unlimited house reef diving
- WiFi access