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 13.05 pm. Departure time 13.50 pm. Distance is about 3 hours flights.
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If you are travelling from other cities in Indonesia (Jakarta, Bali, Jogjakarta, Makassar, Sorong, Ternate, etc..) there is everyday flights from 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 to book your domestic flights ticket with reasonable handling cost charges. Just provide us your itinerary, full name as on the passport (first and last name) and your birth date. We are a Garuda airlines agent but can also book other airlines.
Please inform us in advance your flight, date, and time so we can arrange to pick you up. If you come from Bunaken/Siladen/Tomohon/Tangkoko/Bangka or other area nearby please inform us the name of the resort you are staying with. Usually from Bunaken/Siladen they will bring you the harbour in Manado where our driver will pick you up. Please ask the resort staff to contact us for the harbour name or other meeting point and the time.
Transfer cost from the Airport or Manado to Divers Lodge Lembeh is IDR 450.000 per car (max 3 persons) including boatransfer. Surcharge of IDR 150.000 is applied for transfers before 07.00 and/or after 19.00 and for Tomohon or outside Manado city.
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 Bus to Bitung. The bus will arrive at Terminal Tangkoko (Tangkoko station -NOT- Tangkoko park) where you need to get the Blue mini bus called mikro/mikrolet to Ruko Pateten harbour. There our boat will pick you up. You need to inform us when the bus leave Manado. One time boat transfer is free. Other boat transfer are IDR 150.000.