The Blue-Ringed Octopus stands out from other octopus species primarily due to its highly venomous nature and distinctive warning coloration. As with many other species of octopus, they are one of the real highlights of diving in the Lembeh Strait.

The Blue-Ringed Octopus possesses one of the most potent venoms in the animal kingdom. Its venom contains powerful neurotoxins that can quickly paralyse and kill its prey. Even a small amount of this venom can be lethal to humans.

This Octopus has striking and vivid blue rings that appear on its body when it feels threatened or agitated. These bright blue rings are a visual warning to potential predators, signalling the octopus’s venomous nature. This type of warning colouration, known as aposematism, is rare among octopuses and makes the Blue-Ringed octopus easily distinguishable.

They are generally solitary and exhibit cautious behaviour. They tend to be more dismissive of a divers presence and less likely to display the same level of curiosity and interaction with divers that is often seen in other octopus species.

These unique traits make it a fascinating and iconic member of the octopus family and one that will forever be a favourite amongst underwater enthusiasts.

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.