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Black Sand Dive Retreat

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Reviewed yesterday

I am hesitant to give a great review for selfish reasons -- I would hate to see Black Sand get so popular that I can't get in. But Bruce and Fung really deserve it. They have built a paradise in a place that is already...More

Thank Riofan1952
Reviewed 3 days ago

Mid Januari the hubby and I returned to Black Sand Dive Retreat. Yep, for the third time! (previously in June 2012 and November 2016). In the 20+ years that we've been diving, in about the same number of different countries, there was only one other...More

1  Thank Katrien V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely small resort with only 6 bungalows with views from the hill on Lembeh strait and personalized service. Small boats with max. 4 guest divers each, usually 1 dive guide per 2 guests. During my stay we were not more than 2-3 divers total on...More

1  Thank roberteichler
Response from Bruce M, Owner at Black Sand Dive RetreatResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much Robert. It was our pleasure to host you and you certainly brought great luck with the critters you encountered. Since you don't get much time to go diving every year we're glad that you had a memorable time at Black Sand.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and stayed at BSDR for one week and completed 3-4 dives per day. Linda is the manager and is extremely helpful with all aspects of the resort. If you need anything, ask Linda. The resort is thoughtfully designed with each bungalow set apart...More

Thank Doug F
Response from Bruce M, Owner at Black Sand Dive RetreatResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Doug & Cindy for your great review and we appreciate the support. We're looking forward to hosting you again in the future. Different visits bring new critters, so we'll be happy to show you creatures that weren't around on your last visit.

Reviewed 29 October 2017

This October we visited for the second time Lembeh Strait to do some extra-ordinary muck diving. For many years we use Diving Holidays in the Netherlands as our agent and they suggested Black Sand Dive Retreat, a small resort with only six villas. Although initially...More

1  Thank ErAndFr
Response from Bruce M, Owner at Black Sand Dive RetreatResponded 4 November 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words. Positive feedback is always gratifying. As a small resort, we can give more personal attention and we are glad that it shows. We're looking forward to seeing you back here again.

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"All rooms are great. They are each an individual bungalow on the side of the hill overlooking Lembeh Strait..."
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"All rooms with views at the strait, well separated from each other to guarantee privacy."
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"They all are great and face the bay area."
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"All rooms are excellent...private...decks overlooking both nature and water."
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