In the Lembeh Strait, we come across many different species and varieties of Goby…..all of which are no strangers to interactions with various parasites.

Gobies, known for their shy nature and vivid colours, often become hosts to a diverse array of parasites. These parasites can range from external organisms that attach themselves to the fish’s body, to internal creatures that affect their internal systems.

Parasites can affect Gobies in several ways. They may attach themselves to the fish’s body or gills, causing irritation and damage. This can lead to physical discomfort, impaired movement, and compromised overall health. In some cases, heavy parasite infestations can weaken Gobies, making them more susceptible to secondary infections or predation.

Additionally, parasites can disrupt the normal physiological functions of Gobies. They may feed on the host’s blood or tissues, depriving the fish of vital nutrients and energy. This can result in reduced growth rates and general health. Furthermore, parasites can alter the behaviour of gobies, influencing their feeding habits, reproductive success, and interactions with other individuals.

Next time you spot a Goby, play close attention to see if there are any parasites. Their size and shape can vary dramatically but they will always make an interesting photo.

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.