Lembeh Strait offers the best muck diving on earth! For divers interested in the weird and wonderful, the Lembeh Strait is the jewel in the Asian crown.
Attracting marine experts from around the world, Lembeh Strait is home to a huge array of rare and unusual marine life with new species often being discovered. With over 180 species of fish already listed in just one small area in the bay, this is the world’s finest diving destination for anyone with a serious interest in marine creatures and critters.
There are over 50 dive sites to discover within the Strait which is easily accessible throughout the year. Although black volcanic sand sites dominate the topography, there are patch reefs, sand and rubble sites and even a couple of wrecks, all of which are home to an incredible wealth of marine life. Conditions in the Strait are generally calm with clear visibility and little current offering exceptional and unique diving opportunities for all.
The unusual, weird and wonderful marine life ‘commonly’ found here include numerous species of seahorse, nudibranch, shrimp and crabs, octopus, eels, frogfish, pipefish, cuttlefish, scorpionfish and mandarin fish. It’s a photographer’s paradise and a must visit for any diver.
Average water temperature is 27C with July and August being a little cooler coinciding with reproductive cycles of the critters hence when the greatest numbers can be seen. The best months to visit based on visibility are October to December. January and February see more rain and less visibility than others.
This stunning location attracts marine biologists, photographers, authors and muck diving enthusiasts from all over the world time and time again.
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