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Scuba Diver Sites Indonesaia - Lembeh Strait

The second area on the other side of the mainland is Lembeh Strait, and it is known as the world’s best ‘muck-diving’. There are over 30 dive site around the  Lembeh Strait, most of them are either sandy area or small reefs. Scuba Diver Sites Indonesia - Map Image

Don’t expect spectacular walls or huge reefs, here you are searching for the rare and the special. These waters are full of extraordinary marine critters, many of which are the masters of camouflage and can found nowhere on the planet. There are plenty of colorful frogfish, but also shy critters such as the mimic octopus, the flamboyant cuttlefish, harlequin shrimps,wonderpus, scheleton shrimps and many nudibranchs.

The fish at this place are also a collection of weirdoes such as ambon scorpion fish, stonefish, sea robins, stargazers, devilfish, and even the weedy scorpion fish. There also beautiful sea horses (over 7 different species, pigmy and others), Pegasus, ghost pipefish and many others.

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Hair Ball

At this dive site there is some of the world's best critter diving, a true muck dive site. A gentle slope covered with black sand and algae. Since most of the dive is sand you need a bit of patience, you might dive for a couple minutes and not find anything and then you get surprised by truly rare animals. There are occasional patch of sponges - those are the places to look for hidden animals like seahorses, frogfishes or the Ambon scorpion fish. All these animals are extremely well camouflaged; the frogfish we found was brown and gray with numerous appendages, the seahorses brown or black with algae like growth.Scuba Diver Sites Indonesia

Location: Lembeh strait
Site Depth: 10 meters
Site Visibility: 10 - 20 meters
Currents: Mild
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

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Angel's window

This dive site is a large rock with two peaks off the north coast of Lembeh Island that rises to just a few meter below the surface. There is a large swim through at about 25m, and around them are several gorgonian sea fans (Muricella paraplectana) with pygmy seahorses (Hippocampus bargibanti) and outside there are other gorgonians with the yellow Denise seahorse (Hippocampus denise). On the way along the wall there are many damselfishes mating. All around are anthias and damselfish.

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Location: Lembeh strait
Site Depth: 20 meters
Site Visibility: 10 - 20 meters
Currents: Mild
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

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Nudi Retreat

This dive site is a small and protected cove. On the top resides a pair of pegasus sea moths and a lot of different nudibranchs. You can start your dive about 50m north on a beautiful wall covered with soft corals, an other place to dive well worth it. Apart from a several species of nudibranchs you also saw Coleman shrimps which live on poisonous sea urchins - a rare find!Scuba Diver Sites Indonesia

Location: Lembeh strait
Site Depth: 20 meters
Site Visibility: 10 - 20 meters
Currents: Mild
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate


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