There are plenty of different species of goby that can be found here in Lembeh. We’re going to focus on one of the most recognisable species today, the Pink Eye Goby!

Its scientific name is Bryaninops natans, but it is more commonly known as the Pink Eye (or hovering) Goby. The reasons for that are clear, as the eyes are a vivid shade of pink and are usually seen hovering over their hard coral homes.

Pink-Eyed Goby (Bryaninops natans)

They are widely spread throughout the tropic waters of the Indo-Pacific, but have also been found as far as the Red Sea. They can reach up to 2.5cm in size and their bodies stay translucent throughout their life. The visible insides of the Pink Eye Goby are bright yellow, which makes for a beautiful colour contrast in photos!

Pink Eye gobies can be seen all year in Lembeh. They are most commonly found in relatively shallow areas and form groups over Acropora Coral. They like to hover and sit on the tips of the coral which, although due to their small size and darting movement, gives you a nice opportunity to photograph. As long as you have a nice position looking up and manage to lock onto them with the focus you should be able to get a good shot!

Pink-Eyed Goby (Bryaninops natans)

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.


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).


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.