November is probably the best month to see the biggest variety of critters here in Lembeh. It’s also the time of the year when conditions are perfect to dive in the North of Sulawesi, around Bangka Island for example.
Departure time is 7.30 am for our day trip to Bangka and it takes us around 60 min. to get to our first dive site, a submerged pinnacle. We are the first boat on the dive site and as we drop into the blue, warm waters, we can already see schooling Blue Lined Snappers and a nice school of Fusiliers.
The pinnacle is covered in beautiful soft corals and sponges, a perfect place for a Giant Frogfish to hide. Deeper down on the site and sleeping on the sand, we spot a White Tip Reef Shark. After two more dives in the area our happy divers head back with some great wide angle as well as macro shots of Pygmy Seahorses, Nudis and different species of Ladybugs.