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Lembeh Divesites: Angel’s Window

Even though it is not a Muck Dive Angel’s Window is one of Lembeh’s Signature Divesites. This beautiful Pinnacle Dive is the favourite Dive Spot of many of our Return Guests and situated on the northern island side of the strait. It is named after its distinctive Swim Trough Cave from which divers can look up ...

Creature Feature: Candy Crab

One of the Critters that really has a suiting name is the Candy Crab (Or if you want to use the more boring names you can also call it Soft Coral Crab or Holophrys oatesii) … it really looks like a colourful piece of Candy. These Crabs grow to about 2 cm in size but also ...

Lembeh Divesites: Tanjung Kubur

Tanjung Kubur is situated on the island side of the Lembeh Strait and is the southern side of a little Cape coming out north of the Kareeko Village. It shares that headland with Tanjung Tebal (out on the tip of the headland) and Aer Bajo 1 (on the opposite side). Tanjung means Cape or Corner and ...

Where are all the trees and where is the grass?

With the exception of a few ecosystems fuelled by the actions of bacteria on  chemical compounds, all other ecosystems are fundamentally powered by the energy from the sun through photosynthesis in plants. Most of you have probably quite early in your school career been taught the concept of food chains or food webs. Typically, at ...

A crab up your butt!

All divers interested in critters sooner or later will get interested in crustaceans. Some of the crustaceans are considered “must see” items, such as harlequin shrimp, tiger shrimp, several of the extremely small shrimp recently found here in Lembeh, emperor shrimp and a host of other shrimp. The keyword here is shrimp.  Crabs on the ...

Fluorescence and bioluminescence

When I arrived in Lembeh this time it was just after Christmas. However, I was up for another Christmas treat. Simon here from NAD had ordered a bunch of cool stuff from Nightsea, strobe filters, filters for the lens and a cool pair of yellow spectacles, which waited for me here.  I have now tried ...

The Asshole Fish and his friends.

The last few days I have been spending several hours diving in the same place freezing my ass off looking for this stupid fish, that I have named the asshole fish.  The asshole fish lives in Seriatopora Corals from 1m to 10m depth and I hate him. He gets his name because he has some ...

World’s cutest Goby

This is – what i believe – the world’s cutest Goby: The Panda Goby (Blackfin Coral Goby / Paragobiodon lacunicolus). This shy little fish grows to maximum 3cm in size and lives exclusively in Pocillopora damicornis hard corals. His sandy coloured body, with dark fins and his orange head in combination with his face expression make him ...

Creature Feature: Solar Powered Nudibranch

The Solar-Powered Nudibranch (Phyllodensium longicirrum, Solar-Powered Phyllodensium, Long-Cirri Phyllodensium) is one of the celebrities among the Lembeh Nudibranchs – everybody knows it and everybody likes to see one. The Solar-Powered Nudibranch (SPN) grows to 15 cm in size and is the biggest member of the phyllodensium nudibranchs. As other members of this group, the SPN farms ...

Joni in love with Angel’s Window

Yesterday morning we went to Angel’s Window for the first dive – a popular Coral Dive on the northern side of the Lembeh Strait. It is a Pinnacle with a cave swim-through, nice walls, good coral life and many critters such as Pygmy Seahorses, Boxer Crabs and Nudibranchs. But yesterday this dive was specially beautiful ...

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