The season is changing in Lembeh which means the winds are now coming from the South. Water temperature has dropped by a degree or two – nothing to worry about, diving in Lembeh in 26-27 degrees celsius is still toasty for normal people.
SARGASSUM FROGFISH IN DOZENS
As a result, a lot of Sargassum sea weed, together with over two dozens of Sargassum Frogfish, has collected in our little bay a few days ago. Unfortunately, it also included a lot of rubbish and out of curiosity we’ve counted all the plastic cups which had washed up. An estimate number of 2,000 pieces must have collected on our beach in only one day!
BEACH CLEAN UP
One or two of our staff members usually clean the beach every day, but today we needed all hands on deck: after the tide had gone down, we’ve first saved around 30 Sargassum Frogfish, temporariliy put them in small bowls according to size. Our dive team and resort staff then split between glass bottles, plastic, wood and leaves. And after the big clean up, the Sargassum Frogfish were finally ready to be released into the sea again so we’ll hopefully see some diving as well!
FROGFISH ARE CANNIBALS
These weird looking fish live amongst Sargassum sea weed and float in the open ocean. They blend in perfectly with their habitat and their skin color and texture can highly vary. Some of them have a light and dark brown pattern with protrusions looking like weed, others have a smooth skin.
Sargassum Frogfish can grow up to 20cm in size. They ambush their prey (little shrimps or small fish), relying on their camouflage with the sea weed. Due to their habitat, they’re mostly found on the surface. It’s quite hard to get a proper photograph unless the sea is flat. We usually end up having a couple of Sargassum Frogfish under our floating dock. But after a few days only one survivor can be found – Frogfish are cannibals and will eat their smaller mates!
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.