WHALESHARK, RHINOPIA, SARGASSUM FROGFISH AS HIGHLIGHTS
This month’s highlights are truly special. It doesn’t happen every day that we see a Whaleshark, Rhinopia and lots of Sargassum Frogfish. Same goes for Flamboyant Cuttlefish hatching, enjoy the short video below:
BIG FISH SURPRISE
The “biggest” surprise this month was to have a baby Whale Shark swim passed us. I had just finished shooting a little crab and called over dive guide Stenli. Looking at him, I realised the Remoras surrounding him, immediately follows by a gentle giant. It doesn’t happen every day that you see a Whale Shark when diving in Lembeh! Only two of our guests were lucky enough to see the big fish at “Makawide Pier”. It was not in a rush, just cruising along next to us divers and quite close to the sandy bottom at 18m depths.
FROGFISH AND CEPHALOPODS IN ABUNDANCE
The water temperature has dropped a little which is very early this year. It has brought the Sargassum Frogfish together with the Sargassum sea grass into our bay. We’ve also spotted tons of cephalopods (Mototis, Blue-Ringed Octopus and mainly Coconut Octopus). Although we have seen less Frogfish than in the previous month, there’s still a few Hairy Frogfish around. Also Giant, Warty and Painted Frogfish. Different species of Gobies can be seen all year around. And with a bit of patience you’ll be able to get real close for some great shots!
NEW CRITTERS ON BLACKWATER NIGHT DIVES
We have seen a few more new critters during our Blackwater Night Dive Week. My personal highlight being the Bornella Nudibranch, which was free swimming in the water column. It was also the first time I got to photograph a larvae Crocodile Flathead. You just never know what you will see on your next adventure when diving in Lembeh!
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.