Lembeh is known for being special due to all the weird and wonderful animals that we see here on a near daily basis. But the conditions of Lembeh isn’t just good for special creatures, it is also good for special divers!
The fantastic practicality of the long sandy slopes means that almost any dive site can be used for almost any training dive for specialty courses.
Obviously it isn’t appropriate for all specialty dives such as cave, altitude or ice diver (although some people would let you believe in the winter its closer to 0 degrees than the actual 27-29!)
Due to our resident PADI instructors we can cover most popular specialty dives and the conditions make it the perfect opportunity to conduct these. One of the most commonly requested specialty course is the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.
This focuses on improving you weighting, weight distribution, trim and movement in the water and of course important buoyancy skills such as the hover. Lembeh is perfect for this as with all muck diving there is an increased emphasis on having good buoyancy so not to stir up the bottom.
The Deep Dive specialty consists of extra training at depth. This course increases your total allowed depth down to 40m. This is the maximum depth for recreational diving and as such this has a big appeal to those who want to keep exploring what’s below you in a safe and responsible manner.
Another sought after certification is the Night Diver specialty. These 4 dives improve your diving skills and navigation at night which is no easy business.
This course is always very interesting in Lembeh as night dives here are always very highly rated. Where else could you complete a course like this and over the duration of the course see multiple Bobtail Squid, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Reef Squid, Waspfish, Devil Scorpionfish, Lembeh Seadragon and Algae Octopus!
This course really is perfect for Lembeh!
Finally the most common specialty course taught in Lembeh is the Enriched Air/Nitrox course. When you are diving on regular air you will notice while searching for the critters at depth that you are running low on bottom time.
This can be manipulated by using air which is enriched with oxygen. This means you can spend even longer looking at the amazing creatures such as Pygmy Seahorses!
If you are interested in developing your skills as a diver then check out Lembeh and the full range of PADI Specialty Courses we have on offer.