Dive Lembeh Strait with Divers Lodge Lembeh and experience the Best of Lembeh Strait, in the Best Way. And from October – April we also offer amazing “great viz, much fish and amazing corals” on the walls of the East side of Lembeh Island.
TWO DIVERS – ONE GUIDE
Our experienced, English speaking dive guides will give you all the time you want to discover and enjoy the famous “Critter Capital of the World” at your own pace. And they are happy to show you the things that you might otherwise have missed. Tell them your wish-list: mimic octopus, hairy frogfish, pigmy seahorses, specific nudibranchs, harlequin shrimps, ghost pipefish, boxer crabs, flamboyant cuttlefish or others? They will find them, if they are around. Every guide has made at least 400 dives in Lembeh Strait. Very few places on the sea bottom are unfamiliar to them, and even fewer creatures can hide from their experienced eyes.
Our dive guides and boat crew are all very experienced and are used to work with professional photographers and movie makers. They will be happy to help you carry your video and camera gear to and from the boat every day. Please be informed that they are not resposible for any damage caused. They will discuss the dive plan with you and what critters you wish to see, assist you underwater, review your dives and identify the fish and critter you might not know. Our dive team takes pride in showing you the best of Lembeh Strait in the best way.
Because you, or you and your partner or your buddies will have you own private boat, you can make any schedule you prefer.
NO DIVE-TIME LIMIT
We do not have any dive time limit as long as you stay within your computer no decompression limits and you have enough air. We expect that all divers adhere to our house rules: not deeper than 30 meters and no deco-dive profiles. Please do not disturb or touch anything that is alive. Please also read our rules for diving.
DIVE-SITES LEMBEH STRAIT AND LEMBEH EAST COAST
Divers Lodge Lembeh offers you the biggest diversity of dive sites around Lembeh, from black volcanic sandy bottom and beautiful coral gardens to walls and wrecks. There are more than fifty diving locations within our reach. Some of the best sites are just in front of our resort. For a maximum of 14 guests we have five dive boats.
BOATS MADE BY DIVERS FOR DIVERS
Our boats are not only spacious, comfortable and (some) equipped with toilets, but also fast. Some distances in minutes: Goby a Crab (Tanjung Lampu) 8 minutes, Indah Wreck 10 minutes, Nudi Falls 15 minutes, Hairball (which is actually only 10 kilometers from our Lodge) 25 minutes. These times include launching from the resort and mooring at the site. We also safely can visit the East and East coast of Lembeh Island. Diving here is comparable with Bangka Island. Best time of the year: October – April. Distance 20 minutes. There is of course no surcharge for this dives.
While most of our guests use their own dive gear, complete sets of high quality dive equipment are available for rent – a complete set for only IDR 195.000 per day. Please inform us in advance. Note that all our tanks have a Int valve. If you bring a DIN regulator, please bring your own adopter because we only keep a few here.
Most of our dive tanks are 80 cubic feet (11.2 liter) but on request we have 7, 8, 13.25 and 15 liter tanks limited available.
We offer Nitrox 32%, but on request we can supply anything between 21 and 35%.
Water temperature in Lembeh Strait varies by only a few degrees throughout the year. From October to March it lingers around 28-29 degrees Celsius (82-84 F). Then in April, May, June and September it drops slightly to 26-27 degrees Celsius (79-81F). July and August are the coldest months, with average water temperatures of about 25-26 degrees Celsius (77-79 F).
It is recommended to wear either a 3mm or 5mm full-length wet suit depending on your sensitivity to cold and which month you will be here.
The air temperature is fairly constant at around 30 degrees Celsius (86 F) throughout the year.
SNORKELING and SWIMMING
We’ve also made it super easy for you to enjoy swimming and snorkeling from our private beach area!