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Lembeh Strait

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Address: Bitung, Indonesia

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Muck diving capital in the world!

Best spot for muck diving! There's a reason why its the muck diving capital of the world. Just too many beautiful, colorful, rare creatures... Great for UW photographers. Will... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2015
Gregory H
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Best spot for muck diving! There's a reason why its the muck diving capital of the world. Just too many beautiful, colorful, rare creatures... Great for UW photographers. Will definitely make multiple trips back here in the future!

1 Thank Gregory H
South Australia, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Excellent Muck diving brilliant photo opportunities so much to see Never enough time spent there, Lovely Friendly People A must To Do

Thank Carlo P
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Many articles have written about Diving in Lembeh. Before you go, please do some research on the various dive sites and Dive Operators that suit your budget and Diving activities Generally, Lembeh Straits bottom composition is made mostly from volcanic mud and sand. So bouyancy control is essential as you don't want to stir the bottom sediments. For Divers who... More 

1 Thank ghtay
Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2015

If you are into macro underwater photography you will not beat the Lembeh Strait. It requires some travel to get there depending on where you live, but it is worth the trip. The critters look like they belong on another planet. Every dive will surprise you!

Thank Ken E
New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Excellent location for macro photography. There are many resorts to choose from at different price points, although all are getting more expensive. Not a location for the non-diver. The north end of Lembeh Island has some terrific coral reef sites should you want a break from muck diving. Night diving is spectacular here: Nudi Falls is my favorite. Bring a... More 

Thank Cadlinella
Makassar, Indonesia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Lembeh is a one-of-a-kind-in-the-world place for diving, with creatures you literally won't find anywhere else. Great invertebrates and even the fishes are fascinating!

Thank ArneLangsetmo
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Fantastic dive company, the managers really went the extra mile. We will definitely return and that's a compliment we rarely return to the same place but will make an exception.

Thank GLTSomerset
Grafton Australia
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

I have visited Lembeh twice in the past two years and it has to have the best muck diving in the South Pacific. It is a wonder that so many rare critters seem to thrive in such a polluted place. Many plastic bags and rubbish exists on the sea floor but the critters dont seem to mind. Octopus's seem to... More 

Thank Adderx
Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

We hadn't done muck diving before. At first, it was strange because it was totally different from any other diving we did. But then we began to love the hunt for all these wonderful little critters. Lembeh Strait is the place to go!

Thank Pascal D
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Did a lot of diving in Lembeh; BEST macro dives in the world! Dive masters knew exactly where to find the most amazing creatures. Even snorkelling off the dock was incredible! Overall had a wonderful time, wish I was still there :)

Thank NicaraguaAnne

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