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Lembeh Strait is known as the Muck Diving Capital of the World, and rightly so. For macro photographers the possibilities are endless, and it should be on any diver’s bucket list.
Extra-terrestrial life forms lurk on the black sand plains of Lembeh Strait. Banggai cardinal fish, pegasus, several types of frogfish, seahorses, tons of different cephalopods and many more creatures can be found.
Average boat travel: 10 minutes
Wetsuit: 3mm with extra vest or 5mm
What to see: frogfishes, scorpion fish, octopi, nudibranchs and slugs, mandarin fish
At around 16:30 we take you to witness the Mandarin Fish emerge from the corals to display bright colors during their mating ritual. This site has restricted access on Sundays only.
At first, Hairball seems like a “boring” plain of black sand, but it’s actually one of Lembeh’s most famous dive sites. The amount of vaeriety between all the critters is simly stunning.
If you enjoy macro photography, Nudi Falls is a great way to focus your lens on anything from the titular Nudibranchs to tiny frogfish slowly moving along the sand. There’s a miniwall with an electric clam as well.
Air Perang means “water battle”, named after two villages vying for control of drinking water back in the days. This site is perfect for an exciting night dive. Spot the stargazer peering up into the darkness.
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