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Black Sand Dive Retreat

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Kasawari Kel. Kasawari, Bitung 95513 Indonesia See on map
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30 Sep1 Oct
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

My wife and I love to travel and as you know, there is a big world out there with a lot of places to visit so we rarely return to the same place again even if it was really good; however, we broke this rule...More

Thank Brown C
Response from Bruce M, Owner at Black Sand Dive RetreatResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks So Much Brown & Eileen. It was a distinct pleasure to host you again and having such enthusiastic guests is a bonus. We enjoy not only meeting our guests, but learning from them about life and the world around us and you both had...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018

I had the pleasure of staying at Black Sand Dive Retreat with my wife and one of our friends a few months ago (and I must apologize for only writing this review now!). Everything from the easy pickup at the airport to our drop-off at...More

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Response from Bruce M, Owner at Black Sand Dive RetreatResponded 15 April 2018

Thanks a lot "Scallywag". We always welcome positive reviews. Better late than never. We glad to have made your visit with us a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This was my second stay at this beautiful resort and it won’t be my last. Everything was perfect, the weather in early February was fantastic , just a few hours rain in two weeks. The dive sites and resorts all seemed really quiet and the...More

Thank ire123
Response from Bruce M, Owner at Black Sand Dive RetreatResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks soooo much Geraldine. You certainly brought your own great luck with your great diving attitude. It was a pleasure to host you and we know that we'll see you again, so we'll come up with some new desserts for next time.

Reviewed 27 February 2018

A dive buddy and I stopped here on our way to Raja Ampat on the recommendation of Raf from ChaCha resort in Bunakken. This was a great start. Lembeh diving is quite unique but mostly fairly easy compared to some of the diving that came...More

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Response from Bruce M, Owner at Black Sand Dive RetreatResponded 18 March 2018

Thanks to the both of you for your review. We're happy that your introduction to both BSDR & Lembeh went so well. We're different than Raja Ampat & Bunaken, so you certainly got great variety on your journey. We hope to see you again. Go...More

Reviewed 21 February 2018

I am hesitant to give a great review for selfish reasons -- I would hate to see Black Sand get so popular that I can't get in. But Bruce and Fung really deserve it. They have built a paradise in a place that is already...More

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Response from Bruce M, Owner at Black Sand Dive RetreatResponded 25 February 2018

Thanks Craig for your great review. We look forward to hosting your groups later this year. There will be singing.....

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Black Sand Dive Retreat is an exclusive 6-bungalow quality dive resort located on Lembeh Strait offering personal attention above and below the waterline. Our coconut wood cottages are spacious and comfortable, ...More with a/c, hot water, room safe and unlimited water, coffee and tea. Our speedboats get you to most of the dive sites in the strait within ten minutes with a maximum of 4 divers per speedboat. Our BSDR House Reef is one of Lembeh's best sites and guests can stretch their diving dollar with free self-guided shore dives in calm and current-free conditions off our fine black sand beach. Our open and elevated property offers not only great views over the water, but catch seasonal breezes, so it's cooler and there are less mozzies. Come dive with us! Less
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Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bitung
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"All rooms are great. They are each an individual bungalow on the side of the hill overlooking Lembeh Strait..."
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"All rooms with views at the strait, well separated from each other to guarantee privacy."
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"All rooms are excellent...private...decks overlooking both nature and water."
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