Lembeh Strait

Dive the world-famous Muck Diving Capital of the World

Known as the Muck Diving Capital of the World, Lembeh’s reputation speaks for itself. The variety of bizarre critters you encounter here is nothing short of amazing.

Seemingly alien life forms roam the black sands — Banggai cardinal fish, pegasus, several types of frogfish, seahorses, tons of different cephalopods and many more creatures can be found.

Average boat travel: 10 minutes

Wetsuit: 3mm with extra vest or 5mm

What to see: frogfishes, scorpion fish, octopi, nudibranchs and slugs, mandarin fish

Highlights

Mating Mandarinfish at Bianca Point, Lembeh Strait

Bianca Point

At around 16:30 we take you to witness the Mandarin Fish emerge from the corals to display bright colors during their mating ritual. This site has restricted access on Sundays only.

Flamboyant cuttlefish at Lembeh Strait

Hairball

At first, Hairball seems like a boring plain of black sand, but it's actually one of Lembeh's most famous dive sites. The amount of variety between all the critters is simply stunning.

A pygmy seahorse at Lembeh

Nudi Falls

If you enjoy macro photography, Nudi Falls is a great way to focus your lens on anything from the titular Nudibranchs to tiny frogfish slowly moving along the sand. There's a miniwall with an electric clam as well.

Stargazer at Lembeh Strait

Air Perang

Air Perang means "water battle", named after two villages vying for control of drinking water back in the days. This site is perfect for an exciting night dive. Spot the stargazer peering up into the darkness.

More diving areas

Bunaken National Marine Park

Famed for its wall dives, Bunaken is home to countless turtles, and coral reefs with an abundance of marine life.

Bangka Archipelago

At the very tip of North Sulawesi, coral pinnacles are home to squid, giant frogfish and large schools of fish.

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