Diving Lembeh Strait

Divers Lodge Lembeh is situated in Lembeh Strait, a hotspot for underwater macro photography and critter diving. The strait offers a diverse range of marine life, with a particular focus on smaller, often rare species that are a delight for underwater enthusiasts and photographers.

Expert Guided Diving

Our team of skilled dive guides, each with extensive experience in the Lembeh Strait, provides tailored diving experiences. They possess deep knowledge of the local marine life, including rare species like the blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, pygmy seahorses, and an array of nudibranchs. They are adept at locating these creatures, offering you an unparalleled opportunity to observe and photograph them. Photos below made by Don Silcock during his stay in Divers Lodge Lembeh.

Blue Ringed Octopus, by Don Silcock - Divers Lodge Lembeh Nudibranch - Diving Lembeh Strait
Pygmy Seahorse - Diving Lembeh Strait Coconut Octopus - Diving in Lembeh Strait Nudibranch - Diving in Lembeh Strait
Mimic Octopus - Diving in Lembeh Strait Flamboyant Cuttlefish - Diving in Lembeh Strait

Unique Marine Life in Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Strait is distinguished for its abundance of unique macro critters. This includes an extraordinary range of nudibranchs, hairy frogfish, ghost pipefish, and rare species such as the blue-ringed octopus. These critters provide an exceptional experience for divers, especially those interested in macro photography.

A pair of Nudibranch - Diving in Lembeh Strait Hairy Frogfish - Divers Lodge Lembeh Resort
Ghost Pipefish - Diving in Lembeh Strait Blue-ringed Octopus - Diving in Lembeh Strait

Dive Site Diversity in Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Strait is known for its unique diving spots, featuring volcanic sandy bottoms, coral gardens, walls, and even shipwrecks. Our strategic location provides easy access to over fifty dive sites, each offering a unique glimpse into the underwater world. Divers can expect to see a variety of macro critters, a highlight of diving in Lembeh Strait.

Corals at Pulau Dua - Diving in Lembeh Strait Corals - Diving in Lembeh Strait
Mawali Wreck - Diving in Lembeh Strait

The House Reef and Mandarinfish

Our House Reef is a highlight, since the implementation of a strict no-fishing policy in 2007, the reef has become a home for a diverse range of species such as the Blue Ringed Octopus, Wonderpus, Hairy Squat Lobster, Tiger Shrimp, Hairy Octopus, and Ghost Pipefish, including the Mandarin fish. Divers can witness the unique mating dance of these colorful fish, especially at dusk. The reef itself offers a rich biodiverse environment, ideal for both day and night dives.

The dive depth of the reef varies between 2 and 30 meters, accommodating a range of diving experiences. The reef itself is a mix of coral formations and sandy slopes, interspersed with coral bommies and rubble. Patches of sea grass can be found in the shallower areas.

The reef begins at a shallow depth, suitable for snorkeling during calm weather. In certain areas, the reef extends to depths of 30-35 meters, where divers can observe schools of fish, including mackerel, triggerfish, and trevallies.

Mandarinfish mating - Diving in Lembeh Strait Mandarinfish Mating

Dive Equipment and Logistics

At Divers Lodge Lembeh, we manage all aspects of your diving logistics. Our staff will transport your dive and camera equipment from your accommodation to our dive boats. This ensures a seamless and worry-free diving experience for you. Our boats are designed with divers in mind, spacious and equipped with necessary facilities for your comfort.

Flexible Dive Schedules

With a private boat for you and your group, you can set a diving schedule that suits you best. We don’t set a time limit on your dives, provided you stay within your computer’s no-decompression limits and have enough air. We do ask all divers to respect our house rules, which include not diving deeper than 30 meters, avoiding decompression dive profiles, and not disturbing or touching marine life.

Dive Boats Tailored for Comfort

Our dive boats are not just functional but also comfortable, designed to enhance your diving experience. Some of our boats are equipped with amenities like toilets, and all are spacious enough to ensure you have ample space for gearing up and relaxing between dives. More information about our dive boats are available in the Private Boats page.

Rental Equipment and Ideal Diving Conditions

We provide top-quality rental equipment, including tanks with Int valves and a range of sizes, including Nitrox 32%. Divers using DIN regulators should bring their own adapters. The water temperature in Lembeh Strait is typically pleasant, but we recommend a 3mm or 5mm full-length wetsuit based on individual comfort and seasonal variations. For more details on rental equipment pricing you can visit our Prices page.

Swimming and Snorkeling Opportunities

In addition to our comprehensive diving services, Divers Lodge Lembeh also offers swimming and snorkeling activities. These are accessible from our private beach, providing a relaxing alternative for those who wish to explore the vibrant marine life near the surface.

A Comprehensive Diving Experience

At Divers Lodge Lembeh, we are committed to providing a comprehensive and enriching diving experience. Whether you are here for the unique macro critters, the serene coral gardens, or the historic shipwrecks, our aim is to ensure that each dive is a memorable journey into the underwater wonders of Lembeh Strait.

Updated 13 January 2024