February 2010 Archives

Meet Eco Divers at 3 dive shows in March & April

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Eco Divers is exhibiting at three upcoming shows where we'll do our best to answer every one of your questions:

12 - 14 March:
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Manado City Booth - 31A.

26 - 28 March:
Beneath the Sea, Secaucus, New Jersey.
Booth #202.
Meet our US Representatives, Allan & Barbara Jones (pic right).

09 - 11 April:
Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), Singapore.
Booth #IN05.


See you there! Or for more information on the shows and how to get there, just email info@eco-divers.com

 

New Lembeh boutique Cottages - amazing value

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lembeh-cottages logo sm.jpgNEW FOR 2010 - Book a fantastic value-for-money 6-night All-Inclusive Dive Package and enjoy five nights in Kima Bajo (3 days diving) and one night in our Lembeh Cottages (2 days diving) and up to six Lembeh day-dives plus a FREE night dive!  All for just US$1060 per person, based on twin share.

Lembeh Cottages RetouchRGB_sm.jpgEach of our two boutique cottages accommodates just six guests in comfort and is the best value available anywhere in Lembeh. Elegantly furnished and air-conditioned throughout, each double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with western-style toilet, shower and hot and cold running water. The cottage has a cosy living room with large TV and DVD player, a separate dining room and an indoor camera room for photographers. In August we are adding a third Cottage. This will take us to a maximum capacity of 16 guests. The last room is for the live-in Lembeh Cottages Manager, Tania van Aert.

We know how important food is on your holiday. That's why we've spared no expense in ensuring that our cooks provide you with a delicious and varied menu of western and Indonesian specialities. Each Cottage has its own personal chef serving guests with delicious a la carte breakfast and dinner from an extensive menu. A hot buffet lunch will be served on-board the dive boat each day. The 7-day lunch menu is also attached.

When it comes to your diving, it gets even better! Our highly experienced Lembeh guides know every inch of the Strait and will show you where the best critter action can be found. You'll dive off the most comfortable dive boat anywhere in North Sulawesi - Eco Divers own purpose-built vessel fitted with seated dive deck, dive tender/skiff, two toilets, showers, charging racks, sundeck and full safety features. We even serve a hot buffet lunch on your dive boat! Although the boat is able to carry many more divers, the limit will be just twelve guests with a guaranteed maximum guest-to-guide ratio of 4:1. Nitrox is available and we also offer full photo & video support services.

Lembeh Combo Dive Package includes:

  • 5 nights' accommodation at Kima Bajo Resort & Spa in a Longhouse Room
  • 1 night's accommodation at Eco Divers Lembeh Cottages
  • 3 days' boat day-diving in Bunaken National Park (max. 3 dives/day)
  • 2 days' boat day-diving in Lembeh Strait (max. 3 dives/day)
  • 1 FREE night dive in Lembeh Strait
  • Airport transfers and round trip Lembeh road transfer Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Tax & service
Start the ball rolling and book today. Email info@eco-divers.com

New Visa regulations for Indonesia

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In a dramatic change to the current immigration rules, starting on January 26, 2010, foreign tourists from countries eligible for 'visa-on-arrival' will now be given a 30 day visa that can be renewed for an additional 30 days. As part of the new changes the 7-day visa at US$10 has been abolished, with the 30-day US$25 visa (renewable for an additional 30 days) being the only visa that can be issued to eligible tourists.
A warm welcome to the newest member of Eco Divers' management team, Tania van Aert. Tania joins us in mid-April as Manager of Lembeh Cottages, taking over that responsibility from Cary. A PADI Instructor (MSDT) with almost 3000 dives under her belt, Tania recently managed the dive centre at Lembeh Resort. Previously she gained work experience in several places around the world from Egypt to the Maldives, Thailand to the Philippines. Belgian by birth, she speaks Dutch/Flemish as her mother tongue but is also fluent in English, German and French.

Before getting into her diving career she worked for eleven years in banking in Luxembourg. Tania's role will be to ensure that the diving service is smooth, safe and organized; that your meals are mouth-watering and that your accommodation is immaculate and comfortable. Most of all, she'll be your host to welcome you to the famous Lembeh Strait and to manage the team so your holiday with Eco Divers is memorable for all the right reasons.

Lovely new boutique accommodation at Lembeh Cottages

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Living room

Our first two Lembeh Cottages are now fully furnished and ready to accept our first guests. Our third Cottage will be available from August, bringing our capacity from 12 to 16 guests.

As you can see, we've appointed them in 'Indonesia Contemporary' style. Each Cottage accommodates just six guests in great comfort. Air-conditioned throughout but if you don't like air-con in your bedroom, then switch to the ceiling fan. All rooms are en-suite shower, toilet and sink with hot and cold running water.


Living room

Each Cottage also has a dining and living room where guests come together for breakfast and dinner and to relax at the end of a great day's diving. The 32" LCD TV has many sport and movie channels and there's free wireless internet for all guests. There is also a dedicated camera room withcharging racks and PC for downloading (PhotoShop installed).


Lembeh Cottages bedroom

These boutique cottages are something of a first for Lembeh and we look forward to welcoming you to a unique and memorable experience.

Supervising the housekeeping and food service in the Cottages is Merlyn who previously worked as Restaurant Supervisor at Kungkungan Bay Resort.


» Click here for a floor plan of the cottages

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