Critters@LembehResort is the only dive centre in the Lembeh Strait to have Marine Biologists, a Photo Pro, photography and marine life trained Dive Guides, Camera Centre, and a spacious designated Camera Room. With a full time Photo Pro onsite to answer your questions and give guidance and assistance you will be shooting your best images possible.
Critters@LembehResort Dive Guides undergo intensive training programs which include critter and underwater photography training so you can rest assured that you are in the hands of professionals. Dive groups are small so that you will receive a more personal service underwater and both Private Guide and Private Boat options are available for those who want a more exclusive experience.
A designated camera room gives each guest a workbench, plenty of plug sockets and space for charging and accessories. The Photo Centre offers photography courses, rental cameras and accessories including strobes, a purpose-built drying box for in the event of leaks, spare parts, and a 3D printer for manufacturing new items. Full time Marine Biologists are also available to help with marine life identification and to give regular presentations about the unique critters of the Lembeh Strait.
You can choose the number of dives that you would like to include in your package, and each diving day with a minimum of two boat dives also includes one self-guided house reef dive. All boat dives have a maximum 1:4 guide ratio.
The Lembeh Strait’s sheer abundance of biodiversity and rare critters has led to it being named the ‘Critter Capital of the World’, highlights include numerous different species of frogfish, octopus and crustacean that cannot be found anywhere else on earth. Three species of pygmy seahorse, countless nudibranch species and new discoveries are continuously being made. Some of Lembeh’s most iconic species include the hairy frogfish, pontohi pygmy seahorse, wonderpus and mimic octopus, mandarinfish, rhinopias scorpionfish, flamboyant cuttlefish, blue ring octopus, Banggai cardinalfish to name but a few.
The classic muck sites feature gentle slopes of volcanic sand scattered with bits of debris, sponge, algae, or rubble. If you aren’t already in the know, Lembeh will convince you that the most beautiful animals are sometimes seen in the strangest habitats! There are also many combination sites which are a mix of muck and reef diving but if muck is not your thing don’t worry because this destination also has beautiful coral reefs, walls, pinnacles, stunning mangrove areas, wrecks, white sand beaches, schooling fish, and pelagics all within easy reach.
Many of the species which the Lembeh Strait is best known for are nocturnal and become active after the sun starts to set. Night and dusk dives provide the best chances of seeing stargazers, numerous species of octopus, the infamous bobbit worm, squids and other crustaceans and cephalopods. As dusks sets in you will see a range of different behaviours on display as some critters settle down for the night and others are just coming out.