JUNE HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE
This month still had lots of cephalopods ready for us. Mainly Coconut, Mimic and Mototi Octopus as well as Flamboyant Cuttlefish got spotted on the dives. I’ve been shooting more video than stills this month. Therefore, here comes a short movie with our June highlights:
WATER TEMPERATURE DROPS, DIVING STAYS HOT
The water temperature has dropped to occasionally 23 degrees Celsius. However, the diving stays “hot” with lots of pretty and more unusual nudibranch species like Stiliger, Doto or Fishnet Hypselodoris. The cooler water should also restart the reproduction cycle so that we should get the greatest density in the following months.
SHRIMPS, CRABS & LOBSTERS
Different species of Crustaceans can be spotted all year round. Tiger Shrimps are always one of my favorites and so are Cryptic Sponge Shrimps, if they would only be easier to photograph! What we started calling the “Chocolate Shrimp” is an unidentified species of Anemone Shrimp. Best place to see them when diving in Lembeh is at “Nudi Falls”
There has been a whole lot of juvenile Warty and Painted Frogfish around. Some of them were smaller than the nail of my pinky finger! And of course, we also have one of the signature critters of Lembeh, the Hairy Frogfish on a few of the dive sites. Several Giant Frogfish have been spotted for the last few months and they are the true masters of camouflage!
Why Dive with NAD-Lembeh Resort?
NAD-Lembeh Resort is a small, owner-operated, photography-oriented diving 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.