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Froggies Lembeh is a laid-back, comfortable resort offering an à la carte scuba diving service. With flexible dive packages and a choice of hillside or waterfront accommodation, this resort strives to accommodate every diver’s needs and offers a fantastic holiday experience.
Froggies Lembeh is a relaxed, modestly-sized resort, designed to provide maximum flexibility to guests. Located in the centre of Lembeh island, this resort is between 5 to 30 minutes away from the famous dive sites of Lembeh Strait and offers up to four dives per day. The local culture of the Manadonese people, with plenty of music and singing, enriches the service provided and creates a family-like atmosphere - expect to be welcomed with a warm smile.
The resort occupies a gentle hillside which slopes into a small private bay with a jetty. Hand-crafted Minahasa-style buildings are set amongst the trees and offer comprehensive views of the entire Bitung area. Local guides boasting hundreds, if not thousands, of dives around Lembeh, aim to provide guests with a unique and memorable experience and happily welcome photographers of all levels.
Located on the hillside, the 5 Minahasa-style wooden bungalows overlook the treetops and offer sweeping views of the entire Bitung area and Lembeh Strait. A large veranda increases living space and comes equipped with a seating area and hammock. The Bali-style bathroom includes a hot-water shower and European toilets. Complete with rich wooden furnishings, these bungalows are both spacious and cosy. Each room is fitted with both air conditioning and a ceiling fan. A water dispenser offering hot and cold water, minibar and safety box are also provided.
The 5 standard bungalows sit on stilts directly above the water, delivering unobstructed views of the entire Bitung area. Located just a minute’s stroll to the dive centre and camera room, and with fewer steps than the superior bungalows, these rooms are great for those seeking a relaxing trip. The Bali-style bathroom includes a hot-water shower as well as European toilets and a veranda provides additional seating space. Each room is fitted with both air conditioning and a ceiling fan. A water dispenser offering hot and cold water, minibar and safety box are also provided.
In the centre of the bay and adjacent to the office, Froggies Lembeh’s restaurant invites guests to socialise with other visitors from around the world, sharing their common passion for diving. Guests can enjoy delicious meals inspired by Indonesian cuisine, and prepared with fresh local ingredients, while overlooking the small beach area, floating jetty and Bitung behind. Accommodation includes 3 meals a day, with the choice of either buffet-style or Asian breakfast, and unlimited drinking water. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated although prior notice is appreciated.
Froggies Lembeh provides 24/7 electricity and free WIFI is available throughout the resort. It is also possible for laundry items to be washed, dried and ironed free of charge as a courtesy to guests. A massage and spa service, tours of North Sulawesi and snorkelling from the dive boats can all be arranged at an additional cost. Transfers to and from Manado Airport can be arranged at any time, taking around 90 minutes by car to Bitung, and 10 minutes by boat to Lembeh.
Located on the water’s edge with a floating jetty, Froggies’ dive centre provides an ‘à la carte’ scuba diving service. Guests are able to choose how many dives they intend to do during their stay and simply add more if desired. Froggies Lembeh offers up to 4 dives a day, with over 30 sites regularly visited. Most of Lembeh’s famous sites are between 5 and 30 minutes from the resort. The dive schedule comprises of 2 morning-dives, 1 afternoon-dive, and 1 night-dive. A minimum of two divers is needed for night dives. Each boat is equipped with first aid kits, oxygen and life jackets and staff are regularly trained in their use. Photographers of all levels are welcome at this resort which encompasses a clean, well-lit and air-conditioned camera room.
Additional features designed to enhance guests’ experience include unrestricted dive times on day dives, EAN 32% and both 11-litre and 13.4-litre tanks. All tanks accept both DIN and yoke regulators. Dive groups are kept small, with a maximum of 4 guests per guide, and mixing of certification and experience levels is avoided. Regularly inspected and maintained equipment is available to rent at an additional cost. PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses are available. The nearest hyperbaric chamber is located in Manado hospital.