The night dives in Lembeh are commonly peoples favourite dives here! They are filled with anticipation and often amazement. These dives add something a little different to the usual routine. Aside from being dark, the main difference is the type of animals you might see out and about. Critters which usually hide in the daylight hours are much more likely to be seen around and potentially even hunting. The usual cast of chephalopods can often be seen such as long arm octopus, big fin reef squid and (my personal favourite) the bobtail squid. You also get a whole host of different shrimps and crabs. The ocean floor is just full of these little crustaceans scurrying about away from your dive torch. If you are truly lucky you may get to see the more rare Algae Octopus or even the Starry Night Octopus! Ambon scorpionfish are more commonly found during the day and the horrifying Stargazer and Bobbit Worms are almost exclusively found after the sun has set.
All this means that on almost every night dive they commonly produce some fantastic creatures and this weeks dives have been no exception.
With a night dive almost every night this week we have been lucky enough to see multiple octopus, coconut and long arm specifically as well as a surprise sighting of a day octopus!? An abundace of devil scorpionfish and Ambon scorpionfish have been added to the mix as well as consistent Bobtail squids and Reef squids.
A special mention to Wei, completing her night adventure dive for the advanced course. She was lucky enough to see not one, but two Stargazers on her very first night dive! As the number one critter on her list to see it was surely a memorable outing.
the most special sighting however came yesterday. After convincing some guests to do their second night dive of their trip they were not disappointed. Aside from the usual wonders they were also shocked to come across a Guitar Shark! Not only are these incredibly rare in Lembeh, they are rare across the entire world!
With all this excitement going on then you’d be missing out if you didn’t experience a night dive in Lembeh on your next visit!