If you talk to any underwater photographer or marine life aficionado about their favourite diving destinations it won’t take long before they mention the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia. Lembeh isn’t a regular diving destination – it’s a whole lot more!
Lembeh is famous for it’s muck diving which may not sound glamorous but on Lembeh’s volcanic black sand sites you’ll find a treasure trove of some of the world’s rarest and most unusual marine life.
The art of muck diving is very different to other types of diving. It’s about covering a smaller distance and really looking hard to find the good stuff! Compared to reef diving where you can look around you and admire the whole reef scene, muck diving takes a much more focused approach. In Lembeh it’s usually just a matter of minutes into a dive when you hear your dive guide signalling that he’s made his first great find… and then they just keep coming!
Lembeh’s range of weird critters is unrivalled by anywhere else in the world. Did you know there are 8 different species of frogfish alone in the Strait? Do you love seeing octopus? Great, because we have blue-rings, coconut, starry night, hairy, mimics and wunderpus too. There’s no shortage of cephalopods in Lembeh with flamboyant cuttlefish, pygmy cuttlefish, bob-tail squids and even more to be discovered – anything is possible here.
For underwater photographers this is a macro mecca with nudibranch clinging to the corals, pygmy seahorses hiding out in the sea fans and a plethora of other minute wonders just waiting to be discovered.
In Lembeh it’s not just the vast array of these “critters” which makes it a special place to dive, it’s also the abundance in which they are found here. Log book entries after dives in Lembeh tend to start looking like shopping lists if you write down every species that you spot on a dive!!
Lembeh Diving Blog
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Reefs & Wrecks
For those divers who are not convinced about muck diving, Lembeh has so much more to offer from stunning reefs at the north end of the Strait through to wrecks in the harbor but once you’ve tried the muck diving you’ll soon discover how addictive it is! Don’t say we didn’t warn you…….
Combo with Bunaken
Did you know that Lembeh is just a short ride away from Bunaken? Dive at both of our North Sulawesi resorts and you’ll experience the best muck diving on the planet combined with world class wall diving, turtles, sharks and vibrant reefs at our beautiful Bunaken Island resort.
So are you ready to dive in to North Sulawesi with us and check it out for yourself? Fill in the contact form below and we’ll get right back to you!