10 nights exploring Indonesia's fantastic reefs in Lembeh and Bunaken.

‘Best Of Indonesia’ with Duxy

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5 nights at NAD Lembeh Resort and 5 nights at Bunaken Oasis

3rd October to 15th October 2022

Join our professional underwater cameraman ‘Duxy’ on this 10-day adventure to Lembeh Island and Bunkanen. This two-centre holiday allows you to experience some of the best dive sites that Indonesia has to offer.

Located in the middle of the “coral triangle” this underwater adventure holiday will include wall dives, macro and muck dives and pristine coral reefs.

5 nights in NAD Lembeh

Lembeh lies east of North Sulawesi, Indonesia and is separated by a long, narrow channel known as the Lembeh Strait.

Lembeh is famous as one of the best places in the world to see extraordinary critters, some of which are found nowhere else on earth. Get your macro lens ready hairy frogfish, mimic, coconut and wunderpus octopus, pygmy seahorses, bobbit worms, stargazers, harlequin, tiger and emperor shrimps, ghost pipefish, a plethora of nudibranch species, mandarinfish and the endemic Banggai cardinalfish. Also have a go at ‘black water diving’ to see the many nocturnal species too.

NAD has a fantastic reputation for sublime diving and customer service.

5 nights of pure luxury in Bunaken Oasis

Bunaken Oasis redefines diving in Bunaken.  Positioned very much at the luxury end of the spectrum, the aim is to provide a 5-star luxury diving experience whilst keeping our ecological footprint to a minimum.

Bunaken has over 80 dive sites all reachable by boat, some sites are within 3 minutes and some within the hour. All of the sites are very diverse from deep walls, shallow reefs, drifts, and sandy macro sites. The centre tends to allow the groups to decide locally what they’ll do each day. 

A major focal point of the resort is a free form infinity pool, with sun-loungers and easy access to the bar, for those who want to spend time above, rather than below, the water.

Meet Duxy

Paul ‘Duxy’ Duxfield. As well as being a really nice chap, he is an accomplished expedition diver, one of the best know underwater photography trainers in the UK, and often has his photos published in the UK dive magazines. He runs underwater photography workshop holidays around the world, and this is your chance to spend 10 becoming an accomplished photographer.

Why not enter our underwater photography competition?

Pricing

The exact price will be dependent on the cost of flights once they are published. We estimate that the price will be £4,515pp and includes return economy flights from London, transfers, 5 nights accommodation in a twin/double room on a full board basis with 10 dives, 5 nights at the Bunaken Oasis in a twin/double room on a full board basis with 10 dives, 1 free spa treatment and 1 free night dives. Accompaniment by Duxy for 10 days with daily photography workshops. A minimum of 7 people are required for Duxy to travel with the group.

Single room supplements, upgrades and additional nights can all be quoted.

Book Your Space Today

With a maximum of 12 divers, this trip is likely to fill up quickly. Please call 0800 699 0243 or e-mail info@oysterdiving.com to book your space.

Payment Schedule

Deposit£1,000
January 2022£2,000
July 2022£balance

Overview

Join us on this extraordinary adventure to Indonesia, one of the world’s most beautiful locations. Let Duxy guide and teach you how to take the perfect underwater photos and have memories to last a lifetime.

NAD-Lembeh

NAD-Lembeh Resort features 10 Beachfront Rooms and 5 Seaview Bungalows with an extra day room/ office attached. All our rooms offer ocean view, air-conditioning, hot water, wifi, including full board. Our resort has only few steps, which makes our layout extremely convenient to get from your room to the restaurant, camera room, bar and floating jetty.
Our dive team consists of 15 full-time guides with over 100 years of combined experience. We guarantee a 2:1 guest to guide ratio which is unique in Lembeh, if not the world! This makes for a private dive experience and lots of time for everyone to take pictures. Air as well as Nitrox and various cylinder sizes (both DIN and Yoke) are available onsite.

Bunaken

The resort offers 12 large, traditionally-built villas, including one family villa with two bedrooms, and one villa near the Long House for those who may have difficulty walking. A major focal point of the resort is a free form infinity pool, with sun-loungers and easy access to the bar, for those who want to spend time above, rather than below, the water.

Book Your Space Today

With a maximum of 12 divers, this trip is likely to fill up quickly. Please call 0800 699 0243 or e-mail info@oysterdiving.com to book your space.

Payment Schedule

Deposit £1,000
January 2022 £2,000
July 2022 £balance

Hotel Details

NAD Lembehe

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 Photography, Nitrox, Rebreathers – we do it all.

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

NAD is 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. This also makes us different from any other resort we know – we still go on diving holidays. Our dive team is second-to-none, with 15 full-time dive guides who between them have over 100 years of experience diving in Lembeh.

Bunaken Oasis

Bunaken Oasis was conceived with one overriding aim in mind: to create a dive resort whose every aspect meets the owners own exacting requirements for quality and service, both on land and on the sea.  Distilling their experiences from luxury (and not-so-luxury) resorts around the world, our refusal to compromise means that every guest – whether scuba diving, rebreather diving, snorkelling, taking underwater photography, or simply relaxing by the pool – can enjoy the treasures of Bunaken from a luxury diving resort which anticipates and meets just about their every need.

Bunaken Oasis redefines diving in Bunaken.  Positioned very much at the luxury end of the spectrum, our aim is to provide a 5-star luxury diving experience whilst keeping our ecological footprint to a minimum.

The resort offers 12 large, traditionally-built villas, including one family villa with two bedrooms, and one villa near the Long House for those who may have difficulty walking.

A major focal point of the resort is a free form infinity pool, with sun-loungers and easy access to the bar, for those who want to spend time above, rather than below, the water.

In addition to a chill-out cocktail bar and a full-service restaurant serving Indonesian and international cuisine, guest amenities also include an air conditioned library, a fully-equipped classroom in the Dive Centre with 4k flat-screen TV, especially useful for photographic groups, and a spacious camera room with more charging points than you will ever need.


NAD Resort

Bunaken

NAD-Lembeh Resort

Lembeh Strait are famous all over the world for the peerless macro and muck diving. NAD-Lembeh is expert in Photography, Nitrox, Rebreathers – they do it all.

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

Bunaken

Lekuan 1, is a very popular wall dive with crayons and overhangs with giant barrel sponges, sea fans and sea whips. Turtle heaven, silver & blacktip sharks, batfish, banner fish. At around 5 meters its like an aquarium.

Sachiko’s point dive site, located in Bunaken marine Park, is a steep wall with a good concentration of big fishes and with large massive corals. You can see large tunas, damselfishes, large angelfishes, banner fishes, sweet lips and large emperors as well as turtles. Whitetip sharks are usually resting in caves in the deeper parts and blacktip reef sharks are swimming around looking for their next meal

Mandolin dive site is a wall going deep down with large steps. On the bottom on the wall there are numerous small caves where many fishes live but always be careful with the current like everywhere around Bunaken Island, it can be quite strong on this dive site! The top of the reef is very interesting and it is like heaven for macro photographers, perfect to finish this dive on shallow water

Itinerary

3rd October 2022 – Depart UK (all UK airports can be catered for)

4th October – Arrive Indonesia, and transfer to NAD Resort for 5 nights and meet your host “Duxy”

5th, 6th, 7th and 8th October – 2 morning dives and 1 afternoon dive per day

9th October – Transfer from NAD to Bunaken Oasis Resort for 5 nights

10th, 11th, 12th, 13th October – 11 dives, plus 1 nights and 1 spa treatment

14th October – Depart Bunaken for London

Please note dates are approximate until the flights have been announced by the airlines.

Cost includes

  • Bunaken:
  • 3 meals a day
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited tea and coffee in the cottages, and on the dive boats
  • Free laundry service
  • High-speed wi-fi
  • Free Nitrox, for Nitrox-qualified divers
  • 1 free Spa treatment
  • 1 free night dive
  • NAD:
  • 3 meals per day
  • Free Wifi
  • Snacks and drinks on the boat
  • 2:1 guiding
  • 10 days with Duxy who will be doing daily workshops to improve your photography skills.

Cost excludes

  • Equipment hire

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

‘Best Of Indonesia’ with Duxy