Indonesia / Lembeh Strait

  • Cocotinos Lembeh Dive Resort

    Cocotinos Lembeh

    • Nitrox
    • Internet
    • PADI
    Cocotinos Lembeh, A Boutique Dive Lodge, is the third property to be added to the Cocotinos name.Cocotinos is well located in the centre of the...

    Lembeh Strait

    Indonesia from 145$ / day view more
  • Lembeh Strait Diving

    Kungkungan Bay Resort

    • Nitrox
    • Internet
    • PADI
    Kungkungan Bay Resort is nestled on the site of an old coconut plantation on the Sulawesi coast of Lembeh strait. Located on the sunrise side of...

    Lembeh Strait

    Indonesia from 150$ / day view more
  • Lembeh Strait Dive Resort & Spa

    Lembeh Resort

    • Nitrox
    • Internet
    • PADI
    Lembeh Resort is nestled away in a private cove with a wealth of exotic flora and fauna in a central part of Lembeh Island. The secluded location...

    Lembeh Strait

    Indonesia from 130$ / day view more

Explore the Waters of the Lembeh Strait From The Region’s Finest Dive Resorts

Discover the weird and wonderful sea creatures of the Lembeh Strait with LDA Dive Travel. Teeming with life and rich in natural wonders like sea walls, this is a dream location for anyone keen on muck diving. With calm waters and shallow depths, it’s the perfect choice for less confident divers who are looking for an exciting holiday.

Diver level: Sites suitable for beginners to experienced.

When to visit: July to October, avoid rainy seasons of December to February.

Diving the waters of the Strait

While visibility is frequently poor due to the easily stirred black volcanic sand that carpets the Strait, the Lembeh Strait is an extremely popular spot with marine life watchers, underwater photography enthusiasts and any diver looking to see something out of the ordinary.

Unusual beauty abounds

Best seen during the dry season of July to October when the surface is calm and the water temperature a slightly lower 77-79°F (25-26°C), the Lembeh Straits should be on every diver’s bucket list. While it lacks the majestic rays and whales of other parts of Indonesia, it more than makes up for it with some of the more unusual sea life you’re likely to ever see, including several native species of sea slug.

For those keen on coral, the Strait boasts a number of impressive reefs surrounded by pristine white sands, but the key attraction here is muck diving. With aptly named spots like Hairball a common sight on every itinerary, it’s arguably one of the best spots in the world to see some out of the ordinary sea creatures. On every undersea photographer’s list is the mimic octopus, the flamboyant cuttlefish, the harlequin shrimp and the highly entertaining hairy frogfish. The truly lucky might run into the Lembeh Sea Dragon, a recently discovered and highly colourful piece of marine life. On night dives, keep an eye out for stargazers hiding in the sands and Spanish dancers passing by in the darkness.

Interested? Get a memorable diving experience with a professional liveaboard team in North Sulawesi and book a spot at one of the region’s resorts today.