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Black Sand Dive Retreat

Kasawari | Kel. Kasawari, Bitung 95513, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another visit to Black Sands and another twenty dives in Lembeh Straight, this time we managed to see both Wonderpus and Mimic Octopus - about the only thing left on our bucket list for Lembeh. Also dived some new dive sites, and found surprisingly good coral and nice reefs as well as the usual muck diving. Still excellent - small... More 

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Perth, Australia
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As a very rare 'non-diver' visiting a dedicated dive resort can sometimes be a bit of a let down with everything geared to the divers and not much for the non divers to do. Although catering almost exclusively to a hardcore dive clientele, in this instance Black Sands was a very pleasant place to spend a few days relaxing whilst... More 

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Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Small dive resort which allows for personal service. Rooms are very nice and clean. Wifi in dining room. The food is very good and plentiful. Orders for lunch are taken at breakfast and dinner at lunch. Selections to suit all. Dive boats are small, which is a good thing, so no cattle boats. The diving is mainly muck diving and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our second visit to Bruce & Fung Moore's amazing dive retreat - and it was as excellent as ever! The accommodation is clean, spacious and so comfortable, the food is delicious and varied, the staff so friendly and helpful - what more could one ask for? The dive centre is extremely well run, and the dive guides incredible - how... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were there during September 2014 , our second time .Excellent service and food and rooms - with aircon :). The diving is great and the dive guides are fantastic and find all the critters .Fiona ,Rob ,Neil and Rose . We will be back .

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Singapore
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stayed here in March 2014. The resort definitely has a more "upmarket" feel to it, but is not nearly as expensive as some of the other "upmarket" resorts in the area. So I felt like I got good value for money. The Good: The bungalows are big, spacious, clean, comfortable, and have amazing views of the famous Lembeh Straight.... More 

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We really enjoy staying in this resort. Everything perfect from the beginning to end. The room is quite spacious even with extra bed still offer plenty space for three of us. Each room is equipped with water dispenser. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. The manager - Kim and Rustam, will do their best to make all guess... More 

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Jakarta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Staying for the second time at Black Sand Dive only gets better. The staffs are very friendly, the managers, Kim and Rustam always at your service; and the owners Bruce and Fung make sure that you are enjoying your vacation. The resort has 100m long black sand beach with clear water. Children can play there while parents go for their... More 

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San Diego
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Our March to April 2014, 3 weeks stay was wonderful. Bruce & Fung are the owners here. Bruce is such a kick to talk to. He has been so many places in this world & has so many stories we could sit & chat for hours with him. Turns out Rustam, the manager, is an old acquaintance from 16 years... More 

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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24 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We just came back from great diving trip in Lembeh and we stayed at Black Sand Dive Retreat. This is my third time to stay here and we already planning to go back again next year. We made reservation via email … direct with Fung/Bruce (the owner of the resort). They, as ever, quick to response to my email. So... More 

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Address: Kasawari | Kel. Kasawari, Bitung 95513, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bitung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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