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Lembeh Strait offers the best ’macro diving’ on earth! For divers interested in the weird and wonderful, the Lembeh Strait is the jewel in the Asian crown.

Attracting marine experts from around the world, Lembeh is home to a huge array of rare & unusual marine life with new species regularly discovered.

With over 180 species of fish already listed in just one small area in the bay, this is the world’s finest diving destination for anyone with a serious interest in marine creatures and critters.

This stunning location attracts marine biologists, photographers, authors and muck diving enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: pygmy seahorse, giant frogfish, mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, coconut octopus

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

Walls, Schools & Critters

Bunaken Marine Park and Lembeh Strait together offer a fantastic variety of enchanting dive sites right in the heart of the best marine biodiversity in the world – a fabulous combination!

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,875 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Learn to Dive Indonesia

Learn to dive in the warm, clear waters of Indonesia and you'll be amazed by the biodiversity of marine life and relaxed, friendly way of life. Sulawesi, in particular, offers a spectacular underwater world for new divers.

  • When to go: May-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,985 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Sulawesi in Focus: Photography Workshop

Join Jane Morgan and friends in northern Sulawesi, diving Bunaken, Lembeh and more. Aimed at underwater photographers of all levels, this exclusive trip includes personal tuition and informal workshops.

  • When to go: Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,595 pp
  • Trip type: Group trip
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Kungkungan Bay Resort

Located on the sunrise side of the peninsula, this intimate resort - known as KBR - lies in the heart of the Lembeh Strait, home of muck diving. It has its own house reef and access to 50 dive sites within a short boat ride.

Eco Divers Resort Lembeh

Eco Divers is the only operator in Lembeh to offer you all the comfort of a resort combined with the convenience of a liveaboard. A great choice for divers wanting to get the best out of Lembeh Strait's macro heaven.

Hairball Resort

Located in Kasawari Bay, this intimate dive resort offers panoramic views of Lembeh Island and easy access to the muck dive sites of Lembeh Strait, two of which are the house reef.

Our suggested liveaboard is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Tambora

The luxurious Tambora has been engineered for a minimum of noise and vibration and aims to take you on an exhilarating journey through the Indonesian archipelago, unique in diversity and home to the world’s best dive sites.