DIVING IN LEMBEH STRAIT
Exploring the strangest square mile on Earth with Critters at Lembeh Resort
The Critter Capital of the World, a Muck Diving Mecca and the Twilight Zone are just a few of the names that have been given to Lembeh over the years due to its high density, and diversity, of rare and unusual marine life. Diving in Lembeh is unlike diving anywhere else as every dive reveals countless species of critters which have made their homes here on Lembehs famous muck diving slopes. Our Critters at Lembeh Resort dive guides are experts at spotting the unique marine life which resides here.
Lembeh isnt just home to frogfish, its home to 8 different species of frogfish, 12 species of octopus, numerous crustacean species that cannot be found anywhere else on earth, 3 species of pygmy seahorse, countless numbers of nudibranch species and new discoveries are continuously being made. Some of Lembehs most iconic species include the Hairy Frogfish, Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse, Wunderpus, Mandarin Fish, Mimic Octopus, Rhinopias Scorpionfish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Blue Ring Octopus, and the list goes on. Take a look at our Critter Log to see the weird, wonderful, and bizarre species that await you – there are simply too many to list here.
Muck diving is at its best in Lembeh, where the sheer abundance of biodiversity and unique critters is greater than it is anywhere else. For beginners, the marine life found by your Critters at Lembeh Resort guide is simply intriguing, unique, and downright weird all at once.
For more experienced divers, the exhilaration of making “special finds” for yourself gives a rush of adrenaline that cant be matched. And for underwater photographers, a great photograph speaks many millions of words.