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Lembeh Strait

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Best in the world for macro and muck diving. Strange critters unseen anywhere else. Tiny but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Awesome muck diving

Also, nice walls with corals. But the muck variety is to die for. Critters galore. Ghost pipe fish... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
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Bitung, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best in the world for macro and muck diving. Strange critters unseen anywhere else. Tiny but colorful. See it to believe.

Thank ScubaDy
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Also, nice walls with corals. But the muck variety is to die for. Critters galore. Ghost pipe fish, scorpions, frogs, and many more all waiting to entertain visiting divers. Eco-divers led us on 11 great dives.

Thank JandKCool
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is one of the world's premier muck diving spots so, unless you are a diver who likes staring at the bottom for the tiniest of critters, don't bother to come. Resorts on Lembeh Island are full service and self contained. Dive resorts are supposed...More

Thank MasafiOne
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you think you saw alot while diving, this place will teach you different. Very special and one of a kind diving experience. Best place for underwater photography and makro lovers. Not many corals, alot of sand and garbage combined with mediocre visibility, but a...More

Thank Chillor1291
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Wow, what a great spot, I snokled and saw so much, the accommodation was fantastic, and all staff were excellent, bit of a journey to get them but well worth it .

Thank JayneAR
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Super place for muck diving. It was amazing to see so much macro life. Too bad there is so much garbage floating in the Strait, but I guess this normal for straits.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 7 February 2017

A very good dive area for dive beginner or a professional UW photographer. For dive beginner, only small current is in this area, a suitable dive practice place for beginner. For UW photographer, this place is a critters paradise, you have unlimited photos to take.

Thank KF C
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Amazing stuff to see! Just when you think you've seen it all, there's something new and equally fascinating! We took over 1200 amazing photos, not including all the ones we quality checked and removed. Totally unique experience, unlike any other diving anywhere else in the...More

1  Thank Julja B
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Very good diving, I would recommend you go to aer perang to do a night dive and police pier to do a mandarin dive. Stay at Bastianos.

Thank kevinhandojo
Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you are looking for blue water diving with pristine reefs then this is not the place for you,it is the weird and strange aquatic creatures that live amongst the rubbish that you will encounter

Thank Sharon A
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17 February 2016|
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Response from jwawondatu | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Ella try contact Critters at lembeh they open for day dive, but what you mean by free dive? If you mean diving with no oxygen tank its prohibit in that area.