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Black Sand Dive Retreat

Kasawari | Kel. Kasawari, Bitung 95513, Indonesia
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although i'd been to Manado and the islands offshore, i'd never been to Lembah or 'muck-diving' before. I'm a relatively inexperienced diver (more a snorkeller) but wanted to see what the fuss was about - preferably in a small resort with a more personable atmosphere where the diving would be geared towards my inexperience. And i'm so glad I ended... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

My time at Black Sand Dive Retreat was nothing short of spectacular. I spent five days with them over the Balinese holiday of Nyepi this year. It felt like the entire staff went above and beyond to make my stay there really special. I was warmly welcomed by their operation manager, Rustam, upon arrival and shown to my bungalow that... More 

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Erpe, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

This is a superb price/quality resort and dive center. The owner is also an experienced diver with knowledge and he can inform you on the interesting things to find. The resort only accommodates around 12 people so it's never overcrowded. The bungalows are spatious, comfortable and clean, the bathroom in balinese style. Choice out of three menu's of a 3-course... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Bruce, Fung, Max and Ben made us feel like welcome family as we were pampered three time a day with three courses of tasty, healthy local cuisine as well as our own spacious cabin with front porch and Balinese open air bathroom. Not only is owner Bruce Fung a friendly engaging host, but he is a walking encyclopedia eager to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The diving: we were new to muck diving but loved it, 30+ sites all within 10 mins (most within 5) lots of new weird and wonderful critters to see and the night dives were very special; the diving operation is well organised and slick, your gear is put on the boat for you and taken off after....all very easy and... More 

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Bruce and Fung leads a friendly small resort at a very nice place in Lembeh. The best dive sites are close and the stuff takes care for all your needs. Nice panorama is from te bungalows. Aircon somtimes could be stronger during the day, but if somebody (everybody) dives, it is not problem. The fodd was very good.

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Windsor, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

For a diver this can't be beat. The air condoning is marginal so during the day you need to be in the water, but that is what you are there for. The staff are as good as I have ever seen, everyone is exceptional. The coral in Lembeh is getting better and better. There are more things to see in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

OK, another review on Black Sands but for a diver this place is hard to beat. Still great diving, great staff, very nice accommodation and good food - all for a very reasonable price - make for a great dive trip. This time had seven days of diving. managed to squeeze in 27 dives. Water much colder than previous trips... More 

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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We just finished our stay at Black Sands, run by Bruce and Fung Moore. This was our third visit and it still is one of our favorite places. Rooms are spacious and very clean (all rooms have airco and fan and a large bathroom, which is partly outdoors, with a lot of privacy), food is good and the diving is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Black Sand Dive Retreat is a true gem. Bruce and Fung have done a great job of creating an upscale but homey feel in paradise. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, all with great views over the bay. The diving is absolutely beautiful - we were mesmerized by the number of critters we saw on each dive and the dive masters... More 

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Address: Kasawari | Kel. Kasawari, Bitung 95513, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bitung
Price Range: $161 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Sand Dive Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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