We spent five great days diving and relaxing at Lumba Lumba! The dive center was run very professionally. The gear was in good shape and was prepared for us before every dive, so we just had to jump on the boat. We left for the dives on time and were given a proper briefing of the sites and conditions before every dive. We came to Lumba Lumba as newly certified open water divers so it was important to me that they took our limited experience into consideration. They did a great job dividing the divers according to experience so we all got the most out of our dives. I believe they put max. four people per guide, sometimes my husband and I got a guide on our own. The guides are locals who speak English and know the dive sites like the back of their hand. They were excellent at reading the currents and made sure we dove safely every time. All the staff was very knowledgeable, helpful, and still as enthusiastic about the underwater life as we were as new divers. We thought that diving on Pulau Weh was absolutely worthwhile! There is a huge variety of fish and lots of corrals but not so many anemones. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see big rays or sharks but that was also partly to our experience level as the big fish generally hang out in the strong currents. We particularly loved the fields of giant gorgonian fan corrals!
Accommodation was great too. We stayed up on the hill and could watch the sunrise through the palm trees from our bed!
Unfortunately we thought the food and service at the restaurants at Gapang beach was average at best. It usually took a long time and sometimes we got the feeling they would rather be closed. Most of the time we ate at the warung up on the main street. They serve Indonesian food from a buffet (go for the chicken curry!) and in the evening you can have fried noodles too. It’s super cheap, fast and delicious!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt safe and well taken care off on our dives at all times. We would recommend diving with Lumba Lumba! Thank you to all the staff who made our stay an unforgettable experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a professional Dutch-Indonesian dive operation in a great dive shop. Open since 1998, Lumba Lumba Diving Centre has become a meeting point on Gapang Beach, a hub of activity from where the diving starts, a friendly and welcoming place where you can feel at home. Still being an insiders’ secret, and off the beaten track, Pulau Weh offers unspoiled and uncrowded divesites. Add our team’s dedication, experience and love for the ocean and you’ll get unforgettable dives, from spectacular full-adrenaline dives to long slow relaxed macro spotting dives. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lumba Lumba Diving Hotel Pulau Weh