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Lembeh Strait

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Diving in Lembeh Strait was fantastic

Great muck diving, 100s of things to see. Look carefully there's some really well camouflaged... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin K
heaven of critter fans

well, the headline has it all ... the lembeh strait is - I think - the heaven for all fans of... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Hans-Jürgen Seb... F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great muck diving, 100s of things to see. Look carefully there's some really well camouflaged critters there. Bobbit worm, mantis shrimp, harry octopus, blue ring octopus, mandarin fish, nudibranchs, crabs, clams, turtles... they have it all.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 7 November 2018

well, the headline has it all ... the lembeh strait is - I think - the heaven for all fans of bitter diving

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hans-Jürgen Seb... F
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Visited for 2nd time in September Was truly lovely , stayed in a refurbished bungalow which was absolutely 5 star . Food as always lovely such a wide choice anc caters for all tastes . I didn’t dive but my partner did and he has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Libby K
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Warning: if you are not a muck dive fanatic, do not go there. You will see very little corals and colorful fish. But if you are, you will be blown away! The strait stretched between North Sulawesi and the small island of Lembeh. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 475sophieb
Reviewed 20 August 2018

As a keen (but not necessarily skilled) underwater macro photographer, I really enjoyed diving in Lembeh. To enjoy diving here, you need to be a patient, slow diver, because it can take some time for the guides to find critters - they're tiny and really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Justine S
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Lembeh straight is a fantastic place to take an underwater camera. I am an amateur underwater photographer and visited Lembeh in mid-July. I was extremely fortunate in that I had a very experienced dive guide and I cannot recommend highly enough using the local dive...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Been there two times, can t wait to go back in a few years... Amazing dives even if the harbour is growing way too fast for my taste (doubled in size in just 4 years).

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Laurent0
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

To those of you who don’t know about let me give you a little history muck diving is denfintely not gong to be mostly the diversity of coral dives to the most obvious let’s point that out! It’s all be going to be black sandy...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank CheahC67
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The most amazing marine creatures on Earth. Our diving enthusiasm was only dampened by the horrific amount of underwater trash. We must ban single use plastics worldwide!!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mafarmerga
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Lembeh Strait had been on our bucket list since we became more interested in small staff a few years ago so we more or less knew what to expect. However, what we saw there exceeded our expectations - hairy frogfish, giant frogfish, coconut octopus, mimic...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Elżbieta P
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23 June 2018|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
We do this from South Africa, but I would imagine that the best and possibly one of the least expensive options from LA would also be to book a flight with Singapore airlines to Manado (I think United airlines are star... More
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Response from CheahC67 | Reviewed this property |
this place isn’t the place for you would like to take your snorkel and plunge into the water for a snorkeling holiday on paradise island. They are some sites in lembeh which has coral divings. This place is know for muck... More