We were excited to still be seeing some fantastic critters whilst out diving in March. Nudibranchs, gobies, cephalopods, frogfish and a rare scorpionfish were just a few of the critters that made appearances. The Blackwater Dives were especially busy with plenty of sightings of the “special” creatures you may be lucky to come across. Juvenile Wonderpus, Paper Nautilus, Long Arm Octopus and other juvenile fish are just a few of the weird and wonderful critters we’ve seen drifting around.

We hope you enjoy a small selection of photos from day and night, of critters that have been spotted in March 2020.

Bornella Anguilla
Melibe Colemani
Yasha Goby (Stonogobiops Yasha)
Mototi Octopus (Octopus Mototi)
Hairy Frogfish (Antennarius Striatus)
Filamentous Scorpionfish (Hipposcorpaena filamentosa)
Juvenile Wonderpus (Wunderpus photogenicus)
Female Paper Nautilus (Argonauta Sp.)
Male Paper Nautilus (Argonauta Sp.)
Long Arm Octopus (Abdopus Sp.)
Larval Scorpionfish
Spiny Turbot (Psettodes sp.)



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.