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Lembeh Dive Centre - Lembeh (North Sulawesi), Far East & Australia

The Lembeh dive centre is situated in the heart of the world famous Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The location offers the opportunity for a unique experience of 'muck diving' on black volcanic slopes and critter spotting on coral walls. There are plenty of opportunities for photography both out at sea and on the shore. PADI course are available to book for all abilities.
The onsite dive resort is based at the Hairball Divers Resort Lembeh, North Sulawesi offering day boat diving, equipment rental, camera facilities and courses.

Facilities & Services
The Dive centre has a beachfront loacation that offers unlimited house reef diving every day from 07.30 to 18.00. The dive centre gives you direct access to two of the Lembeh Strait’s top dive sites, Hairball and AwShucks. Aw shucks also offers great snorkelling. All of the fibreglass dive boats are twin engines and designed so that everybody has their own dive space for dive gear and cameras. Emergancy oxygen, life vests, drinking water, fresh towels and GSM contact with the resort is standard. The dive centre has a large, dedicated camera room individual, camera work stations. Camera rinse tanks, gear rinse tanks, showers and a guest dive locker room are all on site. A full range of dive equipment is available for rent, when booked in advanced. There is an experienced PADI instructor on site offering a large selection of PADI courses. Nitrox 32 is available.

The Lembeh Strait is situated in the Coral Triangle. The Coral Triangle is a large area in Asia that offers one of the largest variety of fish and coral species to be found anywhere on the planet. The dive centre offers 3 day time boat dives per day with a choice of over 50 different dive sites in the Lembeh Strait. The dive sites offer a range of diving from black volcanic slopes to coral walls and pinnacles to World War II wrecks. A night dive is available everyday and only requires a minimum of 2 divers. Sunset dives to go and see Mandarin Fish mating are also on offer. The fast dive boats return to the resort after every dive allowing you to spend your surface interval by the pool or making any adjustments to your camera set up. Travel time to the dive sites is between 2 to 15 minutes. A 3 guest to 1 dive guide ratio ensures that you get the most out of your dives. All of the dive guides are specialised in finding the weird critters that are hiding in this underwater wonderland, such as Frogfish, pygmy seahorses, mimic octopus, nudibranchs and many more.

Diving Packages



Price from

2-5 Days diving*


6-13 Days diving*


*Diving packages include 2 guided dives per day by speed boat.


 Additional dives and night dives (minimum 2 persons) £POA

 Please note: diving is not permitted on arrival day. Solo diving is not permitted.

Dive Courses


Price from

Discover Scuba Diving (Pool and Open Water)


PADI Open Water


PADI Advanced Open Water


PADI Enriched Air Diver Nitrox (EANX) £115


Private Boat and Guide (7:30am-7:30pm)



Fact File

Diving Conditions

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Best Time: Year round.

Average Air temps: 26-30°C

Average Water temps: 27-30°C

Visibility: averages 25m.

Top Dive Sites:  Choice of over 30 dive sites in the Lembeh Strait - especially recommended Nerana West for branching corals, Nudi Falls a beautiful mini wall dive, Retak Harry & Hairball One for muck diving, California Dreaming, Yiko Yance plus Kapal Inda and Mawali & Bimoli - Japenese WWII wrecks.

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Great Reasons to Dive in Lembeh (North Sulawesi)

  • World class macro diving
  • Specilist centre for Photography and Underwater Videography
  • Dive both Bunaken National Park and Lembeh Straits
  • Purpose built resort for divers
  • Ideal for groups
  • Variety of diving, gentle to drift, coral gardens, walls, pinnacles, caverns & wrecks.



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.