TRAVEL GUIDE: HOW TO GET TO DIVERS LODGE LEMBEH

Divers Lodge Lembeh is situated on the South Western tip of Lembeh island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia; The nearest airport “Bandara Sam Ratulangi Manado/Menado” (MDC) has daily flights from all big cities in Indonesia and three/four flights a week from Singapore. Transfer from Manado airport to Divers Lodge Lembeh takes about 1 hour by car then 15 minutes by boat.

If you are travelling from Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, and other countries the most convenient way is via Singapore. You can book the flight ticket at the website of Singapore Airlines or if you use other flights company to go to Singapore, you can book flight Singapore to Manado with Silkair – the sub company of Singapore airlines. The Silkair/Singapore airlines flights from Singapore to Manado are always scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturaday. Arrival time at 13.05 pm. Departure time 13.50 pm. Distance is about 3 hours.

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If you are travelling from other cities in Indonesia (Jakarta, Bali, Jogjakarta, Makassar, Sorong, Ternate, etc..) there is everyday flights with either Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya, Express Air and other companies. However it is not always possible for you to book domestic flights on the internet because almost all Indonesian airlines does not accept credit card which was issued outside Indonesia/Asia. We can take care of booking your domestic flight tickets with a reasonable handling fee. Just provide us your itinerary, full names as on the passport and your birth date. We are a Garuda airlines agent but can also book other airlines.

Please inform us in advance of your flight details –  date and time – so we can arrange to pick you up. If you come from Bunaken/Siladen/Tomohon/Tangkoko/Bangka or another area nearby, please inform us the name of the resort you are staying with. Usually if you are coming from Bunaken/Siladen they will bring you to the harbour in Manado where our driver can easily pick you up. Please ask the resort staff to contact us so that we can discuss pickup details further – the harbour name or other meeting point, and the time.

Transfer cost from the Airport or Manado city to Divers Lodge Lembeh is IDR 450.000 per car (max 3 persons) including the boatransfer. A surcharge of IDR 150.000 is applied for transfers before 07.00 and/or after 19.00 and for pickups from Tomohon or outside Manado city.

One of our guest pickup vehicles

If you prefer to use local transportation (not so convenient, especially if you carry more than 1 bag), you need to go to Terminal Paal Dua (Paal dua station in Manado) and ask for the Bus to Bitung city. The bus will arrive at Terminal Tangkoko (Tangkoko station NOT Tangkoko National Park) where you need to get the Blue mini bus called mikro/mikrolet to Ruko Pateten harbour. Here our boat will pick you up. You will need to inform us when the bus leaves Manado. One time boat transfer are free. Other boat transfers are IDR 150.000 each.