We had some really good summer months in Lembeh Strait. From a critter lover’s point of view that is equal to colder water temperatures. From July until middle of October the temperature was around 25-26° C. This means, that you’ll need a thicker wetsuit and also a hood and/or a vest. But in return you will see more nudibranchs, more frogfish, more octopus … basicly more of everything.
Now since about two weeks the water temperature went back up to a more normal 27-28° C. But the action has not stopped yet. All the critters that resulted from the supercharged reproduction cycle during the cold water times are still around. And many of them are even still mating. Here are some photos from this week … a mating couple of Flamboyant Cuttlefish and three mating Bornella Nudibranchs.
The other cool thing that is happening right now is the start of the crazy season for Blue Ringed Octopus and Hairy Octopus. Both of them are going into their mating season and it is the best chance in the year to see the super rare Hairy Octopus. In fact we have seen several this week 😉
So to put things short: It is not so cold anymore but diving is really really good … if you have time: Come quick!