Lembeh Strait - North Sulawesi
28th July - 6th August 2024
If you love muck diving and critters then Lembeh Strait is an absolute must! Arguably one of the best places in the world to see weird and wonderful macro life. On a typical dive you’re likely to come across a whole range of colourful nudi’s, funny little frog fish, intricate shrimp, and vibrant manderin fish. Diving can be done here any time of the year. There are around 30 dive sites to choose from, all between 5-30m deep. Perfect for any recreational diver! And the low currents make it perfect for those keen to take critter photos.
The Critter Capital of the World, a Muck Diving Mecca and the Twilight Zone are just a few of the names that have been given to Lembeh over the years due to its high density, and diversity, of rare and unusual marine life. Diving in Lembeh is unlike diving anywhere else as every dive reveals countless species of critters which have made their homes on Lembeh’s famous muck diving slopes.
Lembeh isn’t just home to frogfish. It’s home to 8 different species of frogfish, 12 species of octopus, numerous crustacean species that cannot be found anywhere else on earth, 3 species of pygmy seahorse, countless numbers of nudibranch species and new discoveries are continuously being made. Some of Lembeh’s most iconic species include the Hairy Frogfish, Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse, Wunderpus, Mandarin Fish, Mimic Octopus, Rhinopias Scorpionfish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Blue Ring Octopus, and the list goes on.
Muck diving is at its best in Lembeh, where the sheer abundance of biodiversity and unique critters is greater than it is anywhere else. For beginners, the marine life found by your guide is simply intriguing, unique, and downright weird all at once.
For more experienced divers, the exhilaration of making “special finds” for yourself gives a rush of adrenaline that can’t be matched.