HOUSE REEF DIVING
The NAD house reef is the perfect place if you would like to do an additional dive in the afternoon and be independent from the boat schedule. A lot of different species of Gobies inhabit our bay, the Bearded or Golden Coralgoby and Signal Goby being the highlights. We’ve also spotted Lembeh Sea Dragons, Psychedelic Batwing Slugs and Sargassum Frogfish on the house reef. However, right now we have some great wide-angle opportunities as well.
MEET GARY, OUR RESIDENT GROUPER
Our resident grouper Gary has been living on the house reef now for more than a year. Shy at first and only around 30 cm in size, he’s not fully grown and has not reason to hide anymore. Gary moved into our fiberglass wreck on the house reef. He’s happily living there getting cleaned by all the little Wrasses surrounding him all day.
FISH SOUP UNDER THE JETTY
Since the water is incredibly clear at the moment, we can spot the big fish schools right under our floating jetty from the surface. Big aggregations of mainly Cardinal and Glass Fish are covering the dock. On your way back from the house reef, spend a couple of minutes watching the “fish soup” moving around.
CROWN JELLYFISH – A SURPRISE VISITOR
Just as I was about to get out of the water, our compressor guys pointed out a massive Jellyfish to the right of the house reef. I put my fins and mask back on and swam over. The Crown Jellyfish or Cephea Cephea must have been at least 50 cm in diameter! It was so beautiful to watch the jellyfish’s graceful movements. A lot of little juvenile fish were swimming trough the tendrils and looking for protection.
Why Dive with NAD-Lembeh Resort?
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!
Our focus at NAD is to take your underwater photography to the next level. We offer 1:1 photo classes and our guides are all proficient with photography, using our rental equipment for fun dives when not diving with guests.
We shoot video up to 8K, along with Nikon/ Canon SLR and mirrorless setups. This gives us a rounded knowledge of all cameras. We are also the go-to location for natural history filming in the Straits.
Our newly renovated, huge camera room offers one work space for each and every guest. The spacious, individual benches with lots of power points were purposely built for underwater photographers. NAD’s dedicated camera room is also the perfect place to work on and edit your pictures.
Several rental cameras and strobes are available onsite. We have basic tools and spare parts in our gift shop in case of minor camera problems as well as a drying cabinet, and computer for you to work on and edit your photos.