GENERAL INFORMATION : Lembeh Strait offers a variety of diving, including some coral reefs and wrecks; however it is best known for the small and difficult to find critters that inhabit the world of muck. Lembeh Strait has a reputation that’s hard to beat among discerning divers that want easy and convenient access to exceptional diving opportunities with bizarre marine life that you simply can not see in other destinations. It is “muck diving” heaven. Many species of frogfishes inhabit this straits including the hairy frogfish; many species of pipefishes and several species of ornate pipefishes and seahorses including the pygmy seahorses; the cockatoo flounder; spiny devilfishes, reticulate stargazers; longhorn cowfishes; Pegasus sea moths; lots of porcupine puffers and gurnards; barramundi, spotted sweetlips and pinnate batfishes (spadefishes); Banggai cardinalfishes; several species of morays and snake eels; several species of octopuses including the mimic octopus & wonderpus, bottom-dwelling cryptic octopus with similar behaviors; several species of squids and cuttlefishes including lots of flamboyant cuttlefishes and on 2007 they found Lembeh Sea Dragon there. Coffee table books, dive magazines and videos, not to mention National Geographic and BBC specials had promoted Hair Ball and Police Pier in the Lembeh Straits to become famous diving spot in the world. While Lembeh Strait is not a location to see the large pelagics, but occasionally sharks, turtles, Napoleon wrasses and humphead parrotfishes can be spotted there also
KNOWN DIVE SITES : Hair Ball, Police Pier, Jahir, Angle’s Window, Makwide, Nudi Retreat, Nudi Falls, Pantai Parigi, etc PHOTOGRAPHY : Macro BEST DEPTHE : 5 – 30 M BEST SEASONS : All year around, but prefer to go from March to December
PACKAGE : Private – Photodivetrip – 1 Diver-1 Guide (1 Pax) 4 Days 3 Night : 5 X dive : $ 700 : Yuan 4450 : 5 Day 4 Night : 8 x Dive : $ 950 : Yuan 6050 6 Day 5 Night : 11 X Dive : $ 1150 : Yuan 7300 7 Day 6 Night : 14 X Dive : $ 1350 : Yuan 8600 8 Day 7 Nigt : 17 X Dive : 1500 : Yuan 9550 HOW TO GET THERE : Indonesia’s domestic airline can be booked online to Samratulangi Airport Manado then 1,5 hours to Lembeh by car.