The Lembeh Strait’s sheer abundance of biodiversity and rare critters has led to it being named the “Critter Capital of the World” where every dive reveals countless “unique finds”. If you want to see the “weird and wonderful” and dive on the best muck diving sites in the world then the Lembeh Strait is the place to be.
Highlights of Lembeh dive sites include 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 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 and the list goes on.
Lembeh’s 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!
Lembeh also offers many combination sites which are a mix of muck and reef diving but if muck is not your thing don’t worry because Lembeh also has stunning reefs, vibrant corals and intriguing topographies.
Critters@LembehResort is the only dive center in the Lembeh Strait to have Marine Biologists, a Photo Pro, photography and marine life trained Dive Guides, Camera Center and a spacious designated Camera Room. With our full time Photo Pro onsite to answer your questions and give guidance and assistance you’ll 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 Center 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.