April is still considered our low season here in Lembeh. However, we can’t tell by the amount of critters and especially Frogfish we’ve been spotting lately – several Hairy Frogfish on a few different dive sites, Giant Frogfish in all kinds of colours. A whole bunch of both Warty and Painted Frogfish in varying sizes have been spotted to only name a few highlights.
I was focussing on super macro at the beginning of the month. And lucky me, I was able to shoot the Little Green Shrimp. Right next to it, there was a tiny juvenile Decorator Crab and two Lembeh Sea Dragons. They like to swing around together with the water movement. The Barred Xenia Pipefish was my personal highlight because it was the first time I’ve ever seen one!
We’ve also completed our first BlackWater Night Safari in April. Safe to say it was a full success! 8 Blackwater Night Dives in a week’s diving with many of the more usual suspects. Flounders, Eels, Mantis Shrimps and Squids to mention a few. But also the more special type of creatures came to say hello just like the settling Longarm Octopus or Bobtail Squid. Overall a very busy month with many highlights. We’re looking forward to the month of May!
Why Dive with NAD-Lembeh?
NAD-Lembeh Resort is a small, owner-operated, photography-oriented dive resort in the Lembeh Strait. We are situated in a private bay on Lembeh Island, away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. We guarantee a 2:1 guest to guide ratio as standard, which makes for a private dive experience and lots of time to take pictures.
ROOMS & BUNGALOWS
All our rooms (10 Beachfront Rooms, 5 Seaview Bungalows) offer ocean view, air conditioning, hot water, wifi, including full board. Our resort has only few steps, which makes our layout extremely convenient to get from your room to the restaurant, camera room, bar and floating jetty.
Our dive team consists of 15 full-time guides, with over 100 years of combined experience! Air as well as Nitrox and various cylinder sizes (both DIN and Yoke are available onsite).
BOATS & FLOATING JETTY
NAD-Lembeh has 4 large, purpose-built dive boats. Each at around 15m long, they offer lots of space and comfort for the divers. Boats feature onboard toilets, towels, drinks and snacks and first aid/ oxygen
Our jetty allows our guests dignified and quick boat entries – all our dive boats can be moored simultaneously, so there is no wading through the shallows to get on the boat for the dive!
NAD-Lembeh Resort has been purposely built for photographers: our huge camera room features individual work spaces and we have 6 rental systems on site.
We offer 1:1 photo classes and our guides are all proficient in photography, using our rental equipment for fun dives when not diving with guests.