Fwd: Reservation 2 rooms: c/i. Friday 15th - c/o. Sunday 17th May 2015

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From: "Lumba Lumba Reservations" <>
Date: 27 April 2015 19.01.16 WIB
To: "'Natalia Pinesti'" <>
Cc: "'Lumba Lumba Diving & Living'" <>
Subject: RE: <Natalia> Reservation 2 rooms: c/i. Friday 15th - c/o. Sunday 17th May 2015

RE: <Natalia> Reservation - 15 to 17 Mei 2015

Hi Natalia,


Here's to confirm that we have reserved 2 Living rooms Cottage for you for the period check in Friday 15th till check out Sunday 17th of May. Please note that the rooms don't have AC and no TV.


May we know how many people will be coming?


The room price is 31.50 Euro per room per night, for 2 pax  per room. It is possible to do triple share in the rooms, which make maximum 6 people in this 2 rooms. Price for 1 extra bed is 8 Euro per night.


To confirm the reservation into a booking in this period, we prefer to have 50% deposit of the rooms. We have account at Mandiri, BII, BCA and CIMB. Please let us know which bank is best for you to make the deposit, so we can send you the details.






From: Natalia Pinesti []
Sent: 27 April 2015 11:13
To: Lumba Lumba Reservations
Cc: Lumba Lumba Diving & Living
Subject: Re: <Natalia> Reservation - 15 to 17 Mei 2015



actually we're not divers.

But we are interest to book the room in here, is it possible?


We plan to stay at one complete cottage with 2 separated rooms and had veranda in it.


How much is the rate for the complete cottage for 2 nights (May 15, 2015 until May 17, 2015)?




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On 27 Apr 2015, at 09.03, Lumba Lumba Reservations <> wrote:

Hi Natalia,

Terima kasih atas emailnya, mohon maaf terlambat dibalas karena emailnya masuk ke junkmail.

Boleh saya tahu apa anda diving? Kami ingin sedikit menjelaskan, bahwa tempat kami bukan hotel atau resort biasa, melainkan diving centre yang menyediakan akomodasi untuk tamu yang diving dengan kami. Kamar yang kami miliki sangat terbatas dan tidak ada fasilitas AC.

Berikut informasi lebih lengkap mengenai diving, akomodasi dan tempat kami. Saya harap anda tidak keberatan jika kami balas dalam bahasa Inggris, jika ada yang kurang jelas silahkan di tanyakan.

About the diving:  Our daily diving for certified divers is very flexible; each dive is a separate boat trip, coming back to the beach for relaxed surface intervals. On our dive planning-board you can see where we plan to go, and you can join the dives you like in terms of timing and/or dive location.

We usually plan 2, sometimes 3 boat dives a day. Following the local fisherman tradition, there is no diving possible from Thursday night 19:00 till Friday afternoon 14:00. So our first dive on Fridays is just after 14:00 but then we still have a second dive later in the afternoon.

We always make small groups with their own experienced guides, to cater for the differences in the divers experiences and interests!

On top of the scheduled boat dives, you can always add some dawn, noon, late afternoon or night dives on the house reef.  Easy going and great for nightdives! A must for UW photographers.

Below the signature we've attached more info about the diving in general and our rates.  

We are an official PADI Resort offering a full range of courses and specialties. And we installed Nitrox facilities, so now we also offer diving with Enriched Air and Nitrox courses.

For beginner to try out diving, we offer the introduction dive, the Discover Scuba Diving, which consists of a half day program. After a short theory session, in which the necessary basics of diving will be explained, one of our PADI instructors will take you first into the shallow water to practice some skills and then guides you on your first real dive!! It's a safe way to experience the wonderful underwater world and to catch the unique feeling of scuba diving. The price is 45 Euro. If you like it (and that's the dangerous thing about trying it ;-) and want to continue with the course, this introduction is for free and the dive counts as the first dive in the PADI Open Water Diver Course.


If you already know you want to learn diving, you can start with the PADI Open Water Diver course straight away. This course we normally do in three to four days making sure we've got enough time for everything, to give you the most solid base for all your future dives. The course consists of theory sessions, confined water training and open waterdives.


The price of the course is 299 Euro, which includes the PADI Open Water Diver manual and dive table, the use of all diving equipment needed, boat use, a Lumba Lumba logbook, instructor fees and PADI certification costs. We offer 19 Euro discount for Indonesian citizen.

We are an official PADI Dive Resort, and we have a good team of experienced instructors, so enough capacity to start the course when you arrive.

Accommodation-wise: we offer the option of a stylish Living Room (cottage) @ 31.50 Euro, a budget Living Colours room with private bathroom @ 19.50 Euro or a Living Colours room @ 13.50 Euro with shared facilities, for 1 or 2 persons/per night, hotel tax included.  

At the moment we still have space available for the period you requested from check in Friday 15th till check out Sunday 17th of May 2015.

We need to explain; we are not the usual hotel or resort, but primarily a diving centre. As a facility for our diving guests, we have built our own cottages. We only have a limited number of rooms with fan (no aircon) and usually we do bookings beforehand for divers and their (non-diving) partners. We accept walk-in non-divers if we have vacancies at that moment. Even though we have a well-equipped, high standard diving centre, we don't have the facilities as other resorts, like a restaurant or spa.

The comfortable Lumba Lumba Living Room cottages are spread out in the atmospheric garden behind and next to the dive centre. The large garden is directly bordering the beach and has lots of nature/wildlife- butterflies, fresh water turtles, kingfishers and more.

The diver-friendly Living Room units are very spaciously set up with warm wood and clean ceramic, with a living area, choice of a King bed or Twin beds, a wall fan, a desk, an en-suite bathroom with western toilet & hot shower (some with bath) and a small kitchen area with a water kettle, a fridge, cups & plates and a large wooden veranda with a bench and a hammock. Mosquito nets can be put up on request.

It is very popular for families/friends to reserve 1 complete cottage and have the 2 units connected with a large open veranda, so you can all sit together outside, but still have separate bed and bathrooms. The rooms is very spacious, so it is possible to add an extra bed or mattress for triple share. It is 8 Euro per night for extra bed and 5 Euro for extra mattress.

The cozy Living Colours Rooms are in a longhouse a bit higher up the hill overlooking our garden and the beach. The colourful rooms have 2 twin box spring beds, a mosquito net, a wall fan, a cupboard, 2 chairs and a table and a private balcony with hammock.

Pictures on or in the  Album Living on Facebook

The rooms don't have AC, but are quite cool with the good fan above your bed and the nice seabreeze we have here. All rooms have free wireless internet access and plenty of electricity sockets to charge batteries. Free wireless internet in the rooms and for electricity black-outs, we have a silent back-up generator.

For cheaper basic bungalows or rooms (Rp 70-200.000 ~4.50-13 Euro) you can have a look around, for example at Dang Dang Na next to the divecentre or the newer bungalow-rooms at Bringeen guesthouse in the middle or the cheap bungalows of Zero Café or Mama Jungle at the end of the beach. They don't do reservations, with them it is just come and see what is available.

Our dive centre is nicely set up for divers, and people usually feel very at home. Next to the area for all diving equipment, there is plenty of space to sit, socialize, read, browse through our fish books, internet (free for our divers) or just hang in a hammock to stare over the ocean.

In our diving & living packages food is not included, as we don't have a restaurant. Diving has always remained our main focus, that's why we got "stranded" here in the first place!

Gapang Beach is a middle sized beach, with white sand halfway around the bay. It's got a special atmosphere, because partly the beach is surrounded by large overhanging trees; the 'Gapang' trees. You can lie on the beach in the sun or sit in the shade of these old grand trees.

The small community of Gapang consist of a few Indonesian families with their restaurants and a souvenir shop right on the beach path.


This offers flexible food options with 2 restaurants on either side of the diveshop and a few more spread out along the beach path. For lunch take-away you can also try the popular local food-stall with cheap, very tasty authentic food just up the road junction. And the famous mama Donut walks the beach to sell her sweet and savoury treats from her blue basket.

Read more about the restaurants here below.

To get an idea of how to get here, check flight and ferry schedules, have a look at

FYI, Garuda airlines started a new route from Medan to Sabang (Pulau Weh) on 3 days a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, leaving from Medan at 08:50 and  arrive on the island at 10:10 AM already and with a short taxi ride arrive on Gapang Beach!

It saves so much time that you don't have to get the taxi from Banda Aceh airport, to the ferry port, wait till the ferry leaves, the ferry ride… and arriving at the beach at 6 PM.

From Jakarta you can take the very early morning flight of Garuda at 5:35 AM, Medan in transit and fly to Sabang on Pulau Weh island.

Have a look at the extra info below, hopefully it will get you even more in the mood. Please send another mail if you have other questions, thoughts, remarks and/or to reserve a comfortable Living Room or cozy Living Colours Room with the dive course or a flexible dive package.

Greetings from Gapang Beach,

MARJAN / HENNY @ Lumba Lumba Reservations




Gapang Beach, Pulau Weh

23518  Sabang,  Aceh,  Indonesia

Tel/SMS (diveshop):  + 62 811 682787






LUMBA LUMBA LIVING: Our beachfront resort has seven comfortable (duplex) cottages offering 11 stylish units of 41.60 sq meter each to rent out. They are situated behind and next to the divecentre, spread out in an atmospheric garden directly bordering the beach. The diver-friendly rooms are very spaciously set up in warm wood and clean ceramic with a living area, good springbeds (choice of Twin (2 single) beds or 1 King (1 double) size bed), mosquito nets available on request, a desk/table, a good wall fan, a spacious, clean bathroom with western toilet, hot shower plus an indonesian style mandi (convenient for testing camera housings ;-). Further a small kitchen area with a water kettle, a fridge, cups, plates & cutlery and rinsing basin, a large wooden veranda with sliding doors, facing the sea/beach with a bench and a hammock. There are plenty of electricity sockets to charge yourl torches, camera's and all other mobile devices.

The prices for our divers (King or Twin beds) are 31.50 Euro per room per night. (Hotel tax included)

For families/friends we can reserve 1 complete cottage and the 2 units can be connected by opening the wooden partition between the veranda's, so you can all sit together outside, but still have separate bed and bathrooms.
The units are very spacious, therefore it is also easy to add an extra springbed @ 8 Euro to triple share or for kids to add maximum 2 mattresses @ 5 Euro each.

We also offer budget accommodation LUMBA LUMBA LIVING COLOURS:

The Living Colours Rooms are in a longhouse higher up the hill in the back of our land. The colourful rooms have 2 twin springbeds, a mosquito net, a wallfan, a cupboard, 2 chairs and a table, and a private balcony with a hammock. There are 4 rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities and 2 rooms with attached bathrooms.

Price: 13.50 Euro (shared bathroom) and 19.50 Euro (private bathroom) per room per night (1 or 2 people), 10% tax included.

There is a shared shower and separate a shared toilet. A second toilet is downstairs. Behind the diveshop there are also 2 showers and 2 toilets.  

Free wireless internet in the rooms, a big silent back-up electricity generator, new sun lounge area. More facilities coming up.

Pictures on and picture updates in the albums on the new Facebook page


THE DIVING, in general:

Most of our 15 - 20 main dive sites here on Pulau Weh are just a 5 to max 30 min boatdrive away with our fast boat. Usually we operate each dive as a separate boat trip, spending surface intervals relaxed back on the beach, allowing for maximum flexibility in programming dives according to everyone's wishes. So our logistics are really easy going. We standard make two boat dives during the day. Because most of our dive sites are best to start at some depth (20 - 30 m), and then followed by a long multi level profile, and currents are often around at the top sites, each dive already offers loads to see, but they're also a bit more demanding than shorter and shallower dives as in many other places. Of course we adjust our location, timing and buddy groups according to the certification and experience level of our different diving guests. As stated, all boat dives are usually multilevel dives, prolonging bottom time safely up to a maximum of around an hour (dive profile and air supply permitting, - bigger tanks available as well. During specially arranged multiple-tank (exploratory) daytrips to more far away dive sites like for example Meuduro in the south of Pulau Weh, we provide a packed lunch on the boat, another beach, or a lunch in a restaurant, depending on the destination (weather and number of participants allowing).

To give an impression of the diving: the landscapes on all sites are magnificent and different from each other. Average visibility is 20+ meter, with often enough peaks to well over 30, especially deeper down. As for the "standard" marine life, you'll find that the variety and numbers are quite stunning. On ONE average dive, you can easily log a dozen of morays (of maybe even five or more different species, including honeycomb morays and blue ribbon eels), loads of lionfish, beautiful sea fans, trevallies, neon rivers of fusiliers and a couple of stingrays and maybe an octopus or two. And depending on the location, time and current, it's quite likely to add tuna, barracuda, sharks (white tip, black tip and occasionally a grey reef or thresher shark), Napoleon wrasse, bump head parrotfish, big groupers, giant reef ray or, quite frequently here, devil or eagle rays to your list! The most colourful nudibranches, ghost pipe fishes, symbiotic shrimps and squat lobsters can be spotted when going 'macro'.


Turtles we have too, most of them the smaller Hawksbill, of which two are resident on our beach. Just SNORKEL with the turtles directly of the beach, in only a couple of meters deep water. Especially the house reef dives are perfect for long explorations of all the interesting close-up/macro stuff we have.



Individual package prices for our boat dives, including tank, weights, boat and guide, are as follows:


 1 boat dive :   26 Euro

 2 boat dives:   47 Euro

 5 boat dives:  105 Euro

10 boat dives: 195 Euro

FULL RENTAL EQUIPMENT; Aqualung regulator with gauges, BCD, SMB, wetsuit. mask, fins/boots.

 1 boat dives rental equipment:  31 Euro

 2 boat dives rental equipment:  57 Euro

 5 boat dives rental equipment:  125 Euro

10 boat dives rental equipment: 230 Euro

***** Divers with a professional instructor level and when bringing own (full) equipment, can expect additional discounts for the boat dives.

House Reef Menu:

Dives without a guide, including full rental equipment: 12 Euro. When you use your own equipment, a tank plus weights is only 7 Euro.

Guided dives, including full rental equipment: 17 Euro. Own equipment: 12 Euro.

Additional costs for dawn or night dives.

Torch rental 4 Euro.

For rental equipment we only use the top-model Aqualung Regulators, guaranteeing enough air also on greater depths and in currents (-of course we adjust our depths and locations according to the training level and experience of our guests). We offer a wide range of masks, including masks with prescription lenses, full foot and open heel fins, new wetsuits, shorties and long body.

We have rental Suunto & Mares dive computers for customers available.


We have a guaranteed clean air station, using a Bauer Verticus Compressors, equipped with fully automatic Securus filter monitoring. Our new Nitrox filling station is separate.


* Notes:


- Tank fillings for housereef dives are billed separately, so do not count as a boat dive for package prices.

- Dawn dives by boat additional 3 Euro.

- Night dives by boat additional 10 Euro (with a minimum of 4 divers).

- For experienced (deep) divers we can organize special 2-tank daytrips and spectacular wreck dives. For the special daytrips we charge 12 -15 Euro more. The Sophie Rickmers Special consists of a Deep Preparation Dive @ 5 euro surcharge and the Decompression Dive to the wreck itself has a 12 Euro surcharge. 

-Tec Diving on the wreck has different rates!

- Nitrox fillings or certified Nitrox divers: 4 Euro (Note: not all divesites are suitable for Nitrox diving)

- Prices are subject to change without prior notice




Here more about the MONEY MATTERS:


Lumba Lumba Living and dives can be paid in cash Euro, Rupiah or other major currencies (only new series good looking Dollar bills are accepted in the local banks) by bank transfer to either the Rupiah account in Indonesia, or the Dutch account in Euro, the Malaysian account in Ringgit, the Singapore account in SIN Dollar or the Australian account in Aus Dollars or in Rupiah by VISA and MasterCard (with a 2.5 % surcharge).


We base the Rupiah/Euro exchange rates on the day of payment on the (0%) interbank rates we find on WWW.OANDA.COM (Universal Money Converter).

Today's rate is: Rp 14,089 / 1 EURO

For the Dollar/Euro or other currency exchange rates we look at the Typical Bank Cash rate (4%) on


To pay for food and for other accommodation than Lumba Lumba Living on Gapang Beach, you need cash Indonesian Rupiah.


To bring cash Rupiah it is easiest to take money with a bankcard with pincode (and usually cheaper than Credit Card).

You can find ATM's on Banda Aceh's airport, in Banda Aceh city centre and in the ferry port.

Usually you can withdraw up to 5 million Rp per day, if you leave your card in for multiple transactions. Look for an ATM machine, which dispenses Rp 100.000 bills to be able to get a larger maximum amount per transaction.


On Pulau Weh, there are ATM machines in Iboih village, a 7 minutes and Sabang town, a 30 minute drive away from Gapang Beach. Bank Mandiri accepts bankcards and creditcards connected to VISA & MasterCard and Maestro.


We have a safe in the dive shop where you can deposit your important papers like tickets, passports, wallet.






On Gapang Beach there are around 5 restaurants to choose from. There's choice from local Acehnese food, more general Indonesian dishes, tropical fruit salads and some basic Western food such as pancakes, sandwiches, French fries and Kentucky fried chicken for example. Also it's possible to order other special meals beforehand, such as BBQ Fish. Cheap and tasty original Acehnese "family food" is available in the warung on the road junction and at Mama Jungle's local family restaurant on the beach.

There is also a local foodstall serving noodles and noodle-bakso soup at the entrance to the beach.


All meals, tea, coffee and soft drinks on one day, on average, will cost most people 10-15 € in total. For example, a Pancake, a big plate of fruit salad or an egg-cheese sandwich all costs around Rp 15.000. A can of Coca Cola is Rp 10.000, a Fresh fruit drink Rp 15.000, a 1 ½ l mineral water Rp 9.000. In the warung, the local rice, vegetable, fish or chicken curry lunch or dinner costs between Rp 15.000 and Rp. 20.000. Achenese seafood curry's are around Rp 30.000. A big BBQ-ed fish dinner is around 50.000 - 60.000 Rp. Spaghetti 25 to 30.000 Rp, and once a week Barracuda Restaurant has Pizza Night with for example mozzarella Margarita pizza, prawn pizza or other flavours priced Rp 40.000.


In the dive shop you can refill your 1 1/2 l drinking water bottles for Rp 3.000. Less money, less plastic!


Cans of Bintang beers are available in our diveshop and can be brought to the restaurants on the beach; prices currently Rp 30.000 per can. Sometimes we also have some stock of spirits like gin, rum, vodka, whisky and bottles of red and white wine. 

In Aceh alcohol is not sold over the counter in the minimarkets and shops. You can bring yourself from a tax-free shop for example, with Customs allowing to bring 1 liter of alcohol per person when entering Indonesia, also at Banda Aceh airport.



-----Original Message-----
From: Natalia Pinesti []
Sent: 24 April 2015 19:44
Subject: Reservation - 15 to 17 Mei 2015

Dear lumba2 resort,

Saya mau melakukan reservasi untuk 2 kamar pada tanggal 15 mei 2015 sd 17 mei 2015 (2 mlm)

Berikut detail contact saya:

Natalia Pinesti

No hp 08129920741



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