Karen & Tom will be joining us in Lembeh for their 5th trip 4-11 November. Although they are keen muck-divers, they are dead keen to do some exploration diving as well. We are therefore opening an invitation to anyone else who also wants to join us!
We will be running normal diving during this time, but as Karen & Tom want to do as much exploration as possible, we will also be be running exploration trips almost every day!
The trips will be to Bangka Island and Batu Kapal dive sites to the North, and also Pulau Dua and some more of the dive sites on the South and East Coast of Lembeh. All of these dive sites are good for both macro photography as well as wide-angle shooting, and offer a change of scenery from the dives inside the Lembeh Strait.
What can we expect from these dive sites?
We have explored Pulau Bangka on a number of trips before and we find amazing soft coral gardens full of colourful reef fish. On the reefs you can find Moray Eels, Giant Frogfish, Nudibrachs and Octopus and passing by we have seen Devil Rays and Mata rays before, plus Bangka is a known site for spotting Dugongs! Everyone comes back from this day trip amazed by the colour of the reefs.
Batu Kapal is a site to the North of Lembeh where we can see strong currents, but these currents bring in schools of fish including Barracudas, Oriental Sweetlips and Jackfish, plus there’s the chance of seeing Tunas or sharks passing by in the blue!
The diving on East Lembeh is quite different compared to the diving inside the Straits, there are still some black sand beaches but there are also beautiful soft coral reefs, horseshoe bays and coral canyons, plus the island named “Pulau Dua” so called because it resembles two islands from a distance. On the island there is a beautiful coral wall, sloping reefs and a white sandy bank providing a few different types of dive site.
South Lembeh is really un-explored by us so we will be conducting some exploratory dives in this are too! Who knows what we will find there??!!
How do these day trips work
We will be making these trips as full-day trips from our resort in Lembeh, and there will be supplements on top of the normal price of diving.
We normally leave at at 7am, and have breakfast on the boat trip on the way to the dive site, with lunch after the first two morning dives. Surface intervals will be taken on the boat and we provide water, tea, coffee and snacks as standard. After three dives you will return to the resort between 4- 4:30pm to log your dives and check out your photos! All of these trips are subject to good diving conditions with regard to weather, wind and waves.
How far away are the dive sites
Bangka is around 2 hours away from the resort; Batu Kapal around one hour; South Lembeh is around 30 minutes and east Lembeh and Pulau Dua are around 45-60 minutes away.
What to do if you are interested in joining us
Just send us a normal enquiry email, stating that you are interested in the Lembeh exploration trips in November 2012, and we will contact you with details. Places are limited by our accommodation limits!