Holiday Reference: TRP 38272

Holiday information

  • Boutique resort on Lembeh island itself - garden and deluxe room options available
  • Unwind at the spa!
  • Selection of local wildlife tours available locally - experience more of the local environment and visit villages
  • Lembeh's premier underwater photography resort
  • Average Water Temp: 26-27C
  • Average Air Temp: 30C
  • Average Visability: 15-30m
  • Good for: Rare critters and stunning reef wide angle
  • Suitable for beginners: Beginners and intermediate photographers
  • With an action packed 26 guided boat dives (includes 2 dives on the way during transfer between resorts) and 12 Self Guided House Reef Dives and free nitrox, Martyn Guess' Manado workshop will enable you to you will hone and advance your key photographic skills at Lembeh resort and Murex Bangka.

Resort Details

The Lembeh resort is a boutique style diver's resort on Lembeh island itself, making it arguably is one of Manado's best known dive hubs, Life here revolves around the diving and is especially popular with underwater photographers - muck, critter, ma ...

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The Lembeh resort is a boutique style diver's resort on Lembeh island itself, making it arguably is one of Manado's best known dive hubs, Life here revolves around the diving and is especially popular with underwater photographers - muck, critter, macro and wide angle.... the Lembeh resort has it all! Experience critter diving in Lembeh Strait that is second to none!

There are 3 different room grades at the Lembeh resort - deluxe ocean view cottages or garden view rooms and the cliffside suite, new in 2016. All have air con, en suite bathrooms, king size double or twin beds, a water dispenser, tea and coffee, fridge and electronic safe. The deluxe cottages have 2 styles, and are either built in the traditional Minahasan style or modern cliffside. The 9 of the deluxe cottages are fully detached with glorious sea views and open air showers, the further 2 have larger double bungalows (semi-detached). They are traditional in design with a covered wooden veranda. 4 of the deluxe cottages can sleep up to 4 people, with a separate living and bedroom area. There are 4 deluxe cottages that are nestled in the cliffside and are a touch more modern. In 2018 several of the traditional cottages underwent a thorough renovation. Enjoy spectacular views over the Lembeh Strait with open air showers. The newer garden view rooms are located close to the dive centre, surrounded by the tropical gardens in resort. The rooms share a veranda. These are smaller than the cottages but ideal for single travellers. Or why not treat yourself to the best views in the resort with the Cliffside suite, boasting a bedroom, lounge, plus private pool and terrace, as well as room serivce and a butler!

If you are not underwater at Lembeh resort, you are relaxing! The restaurant serves a mouth watering mix of local and international dishes, all freshly prepared. Tuck into pastries or home made bread at breakfast, a tantalising buffet at lunch and al la carte evening meals - all included in your holiday package! The spa is a must for aching muscles or if you are feeling adventurous, a wide range of land activities can be arranged locally. Tour the island or visit the Tangkoko National Park to see some of the land life! Above and below the water, prepare to be blown away by the Lembeh resort!

It is easy to enjoy both the walls of Bunaken and the critters of Lembeh in one single trip. Siladen resort is the perfect complement to a stay at Lembeh resort. Start of end your holiday here! You can even enjoy a boat transfer with diving between the 2 locations - forget hours in the car travelling by land. the diving transfer allows you to really see how the marine ecology changes as you leave the muck diving of Lembeh and discover the drama of Bunaken.

The resort welcomes non divers and can arrange a fabulous stay for non divers or snorkelers.

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Workshop Details

With an action packed 26 boat dives plus unguided, house reef dives and free nitrox, Martyn Guess' Manado workshop will enable you to you will hone and advance your key photographic skills at Lembeh resort and Murex Bangka. ...

Best of Manado with Martyn Description

Photo workshop in Lembeh and Bangka


Indonesia is regularly voted as one of the best dive destinations in the world, and for photographers, it is an undeniable treasure trove. Manado, North Sulawesi is beloved not only for the subject matter - from big to small - but both the resorts visited on this workshop are experts at supporting underwater photographers. Martyn's workshop will get you using your camera and kit to its optimum. The dive guides are arguably the best spotters in the business and have hundreds of hours working with photographers. Their non intrusive, eco friendly approach is the ideal compliment to the subjects on show. Get into the zone and prepare to take some of your best pics yet!

Goals of the trip


This is a varied workshop, with both muck, macro and wide angle photo opps. With an action packed 26 boat dives plus unguided, house reef dives and free nitrox. you will hone and advance your key photographic skills in one of the most productive destinations in Indonesia. All under the oh so knowledgeable eye of photo pro Martyn Guess.

Murex Bangka is where the workshop commences and you will enjoy the complete contrast to Lembeh macro. This is the place to work your wide angle. Bright colours, hard and soft corals, schooling fish... these are lavish, lush reefs that will make your photos pop!

Move to Lembeh resort is where the critter action begins. Some of the most elusive critters can be photographed here. Hairy frogfish and star gazers are always popular, but don't overlook the myriad of stunning nudi branch, blue ringed octopus and pygmy sea horses. The dark sands and dense subject matter on very dive make this a rewarding location to photograph in.

Martyn provides hands on instruction through group image reviews and evening presentations, as well as underwater instruction for those needing it everyone will have the opportunity to return with a great portfolio!

Who is this workshop suitable for?


With only 8 participants, this workshop delivers quality instruction as well as a large number of dives. It trip is aimed at intermediate underwater photographers upwards. You will have some experience with a camera underwater and ideally will be using a mirrorless or DSLR camera set up. You don't have to be a pro already! But you will be looking to expand on your existing skills as well as learn some new ones. Go beyond the simple fish ID record shots. Martyn will help take your photography to the next level.

Want to know more about Best of Manado with Martyn?

Best of Manado with Martyn contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

With an action packed 26 boat dives plus unguided, house reef dives and free nitrox! Martyn Guess' Manado workshop will enable you to you will hone and advance your key photographic skills at Murex Bangka and Lembeh resort. The workshop will spend 5 nights at Murex Bangka followed by 7 nights at Lembeh resort, both on a full board basis (2 people sharing). Or why not talk to your travel consultant about upgrading your room? Free wifi operates throughout the resort. Flights are with Singapore airlines from Heathrow via Singapore but there is also a Manchester departure option with the airline. UK passport holders can obtain an FOC tourist visa on arrival in Manado. Local extra include additional dives, kit hire of private guiding, spa services, alcohol. Some special dives incur a small local charge (eg Mandarin dives, remote sites).

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


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