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Black Sand Dive Retreat

Kasawari | Kel. Kasawari, Bitung 95513, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bali, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is our third time with BSDR and as before my wife and I truly enjoyed our stay and diving. Bruce and Fung run an incredible boutique dive resort with the enjoyable experience starting upon arrival and continuing until departure. The diving remains the best in Lembeh with the small (4 max) guest divers per boat which equates to no... More

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Male. Maldives
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I stayed at Black Sands for 9 days this month. I have nothing negative to say what so ever. I went for the diving solely and can say I was not disappointed, the guides are incredible and the house reef is fantastic! Black Sands is very close to the main diving area in Lembeh with sites like hairball, TK1,2,3, Jahir... More

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed at Black Sand Dive Retreat for the first time (Nov.20-25, 2012). It was our second time to Lembeh and it was a wonderful stay. (You know things are starting great when the resort driver shows up 10 minutes early in Manado!) We loved that it was a smaller resort (only 6 bungalows), which meant things were relaxed and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed at Black Sand for five days in October and had a wonderful time. The staff were very friendly, the cottages were beautifully appointed and spotless, and the food was great. Especially impressed with the beautiful bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes, as well as lovely big balconies. The dive centre was very well organised, and our guide was an expert... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Professional service, great food great peoples! Good location, usable house reef, photographer friendly, nice roo ms. Lovely atmosphere. Really good diveguides. Free internet, nitrox and camera room. Higly recommend!

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Warwick Parish, Bermuda
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21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

What a wonderful stay with great staff. We stayed Oct 2012 for 6 nights and it all went far too quickly. The chalets are beautiful and spacious and with great storage facilities. I also liked the outdoor shower at the back of the room. Food was tasty! You select your lunch and dinner options at breakfast time. Based on the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stayed here for the second time in twelve months in September 2012. If anything it was better than we remembered. Nice accommodation, outstanding staff and great food (not too fancy but well presented, tasty and a choice of three dishes for each meal)provide for a very comfortable and economical stay. However if you are reading this you are probably most... More

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Driebergen, The Netherlands
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18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Excellent bungalows with a nice balcony and a lot of space inside. In the windy season you can not always stay on the balcony because of yhe strong wind, but there's a nice and large garden where you can sit out of the wind. The staff brought my wife a sunchair when they saw her sitting in the grass. Food... More

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Nieuwrode, Brabant, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Over the last 15 years, my husband and I stayed at various places all over the world (both land based and on liveaboards) to enjoy our diving holidays. Comparing these accommodation and places, for us, Black Sands Dive Retreat in Lembeh was by far the best value for money. The resort has been strategically build on a breezy hill which... More

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Moscow, Russia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

At the first I can not say any bad words but just for me it is place for one-time visit. Local staff are very friendly and careful. Diving is comfortable. Almost sites are sand bottom. Our guide Henke did them interesting - find for us many amazing creatures (mimic octopus, seahorses, baby cattlefish, baby frogfish and etc.). It is very... More

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Address: Kasawari | Kel. Kasawari, Bitung 95513, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bitung
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