Tag Archive for "Frogfish"

Wreck Diving in Lembeh

July 11, 2017 by Sonja Geier 2 Comments

Lembeh is world-known for muck diving and critter hunting but wreck diving?! Although it sounds hard to believe, diving the Mawali Wreck offers unique opportunities for macro as well as wide angle enthusiasts and of course those who enjoy wreck diving in general.

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Guest Gallery: Johan van Schaik

May 7, 2017 by Sonja Geier No Comment

Our guests Johan and Bets from the Netherlands have visited Lembeh in 2010 already. Compared to a few years ago, they enjoyed diving in the Strait now even more: less trash, more critters, better corals. A big thank you to Johan for some beautiful underwater pictures which he was happy to share with us in our guest gallery. Safe travels to the both of you and sampai jumpa lagi!

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Giant Frogfish: Creature Feature

July 31, 2015 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

The Giant Frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) is the biggest of the various Frogfish species you can find in Lembeh Strait. And without doubt one of the most impressive ones. This critter can grow up to 30cm in size and comes in various colours: white, tan, brown, black, grey – but also more striking colourations like yellow, red, pink, ...

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Floating Jetty at NAD-Lembeh

May 31, 2015 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

It’s now almost two years that we have a Floating Jetty at our Resort. This custom made wooden deck offers enough space for our 4 dive boats. They can be boarded at a comfortable level at any time, no matter if high tide or low tide. Getting on and off the dive boats is really so much ...

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A cool find: The Tuberculated Frogfish

May 4, 2015 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

The Tuberculated Frogfish or Bandfin Frogfish (Antennatus tuberosus) is one of the rarer found Frogfish species in Lembeh Strait. This one is actually even the first one i have ever seen here. So obviously we were quite excited when one of our guides came back to the resort and asked us to check a guests camera ...

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Muck Dives: Hot or not

November 6, 2014 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

Frogfish, Frogfish, Frogfish, Octopus and then two Frogfishes next to each other: These are moments that turn a muck dive into real Lembeh Muck Dives. The famous beautiful black sand slopes here in Lembeh usually show cycles of extreme critter density which follow after slower periods. This applies to all Muck Dives here: They might ...

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Creature Feature: Randall’s Frogfish

Among the various Frogfish to be seen in Lembeh Strait Randall’s Frogfish (Antennarius randalli) is without question one of the rarer seen species. Which does not suprise as it is a rather small species that stays well hidden and camouflaged: Randall’s Frogfish grows to about 5 cm in size and matches the colour of its ...

It’s that time of the year again …

It’s a little bit like when you see the first Christmas decoration in early December: You know it’s the start of a veryspecial season.  And its the same in summer in Lembeh. In late July early August the water Temperature drops and you start freezing (hey … it’s actually really like Christmas) – but that’s Ok. ...

Creature Feature: Warty Frogfish

The Warty Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus) is one of the most common species of Frogfish and very closely related to the Painted Frogfish (Antennarius pictus). This Frogfish grows to about 10cm in size and has two typical colour variations: White with red patches and yellow with red patches. These colours are very vibrant and attractive in ...

Creature Feature: Painted Frogfish

Of all the different species of Frogfish to be found in the Lembeh Strait the Painted Frogfish (Antennarius pictus) is the most common one – or at least the most frequently seen. The Painted Frogfish grows to about 15cm in size and occurs in almost all colours: Black, White, Red, Orange, Pink, Yellow, Green, Cream, ...

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