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The Lembeh Strait is known as diving on top of one of the worlds healthiest coral reefs creating one of the richest biodiversities.

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The Lembeh Strait can be found at the northern tip of Sulawesi and is considered to be one of the world's best places for macro scuba diving. It is diving with some of the brightest and healthiest coral you have ever seen. Its underwater marine life is vivid and extremely diverse. The visibilities are outstanding and with its black sand it is a haven for photographers. There are excellent Japanese WWII wrecks, shallow reef dives at Batu Kapal swarmed with pelagic and deep high current drop-offs the more you enter the strait. You can dive at limestone walls, lava flows and volcanic arches. But most divers agree that its wide diversity of critters is the main reason to make you love this area. Mandarin fish, all kind of species of frogfish, nudibranches, wonderpus and seahorses are gems in other places but can all be seen at the same dive site in Lembeh. In the middle of the "Coral Triangle", it is muck diving at its best, spotting macro life you have never seen before.

The Lembeh Strait (Selat Lembeh) can be dived year-round in waters of 27 degrees Celsius, which is slightly cooler than elsewhere in Indonesia. Most divers enter the busy fishing port of Bitung which is only a long one hour drive from Manado and has a 12 meter tall replica of the Eiffel Tower. The Trikora Monument is a one hundred meter high monument built in the 70s to remember the Indonesian military success in Irian Jaya, reached going down the strait. In the middle of the straits you can find some smaller islands Batu Sandar, Sarena Kecil and Kai-nah, which are uninhabited but can be excellent dive sites. You can visit Lembeh Island and find monkeys, lizards, tropical birds and other interesting animal life in its green wilderness. It is hard to predict which time is best to go to this beautiful place since there is not really a rainy season. Up to August, Visibilities will be reduced up to August because of the amount of plankton in the water, but off course this will increase the amount of critters. September and October are generally considered to be the two best months of diving the Lembeh Strait.

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- Blue Bay Divers, Sahaung Island, Manado

Blue Bay Divers

Blue Bay Divers
 Sahaung Island



- Manado Safari Tours, Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 178, Manado - North Sulaw...

Manado Safari Tours

Manado Safari Tours
62 431 857637
 Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 178
Manado - North Sulawesi

North Sulawesi Tour Planning, Hotel & Scuba Diving Package Reservations - Manado, Bunaken, Lembeh Strait, Gangga & beyond.

The mission of Safari Tours & Travel is to be able to provide you, the consumer, a one stop shopping website for all your travel needs in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Whether you are interested in scuba diving in Bunaken National Park in Manado, North Sulawesi, Lembeh Straits in Bitung or you need hotel reservations in the Minahassan Highlands, Safari Tours & Travel in the heart of Manado will be able to provide you quality service at affordable & competitive prices.
- Pulisan Jungle Beach Resort, East Likupang District, North Sulawesi,...

Pulisan Jungle Beach Resort

Pulisan Jungle Beach Resort
+62 811430744
 East Likupang District, North ...

Did you ever want to get away from it all? Leave the rest of the world behind you?If you can do without aircon and luxury, then certainly Pulisan Jungle Beach Resort is the place for you to go.Our eight beach bungalows built in traditional Minahasa wood cottage style nestle in below high cliffs on the top end of a 1.5 km white sandy beach. From your window you have a spectacular view to Mt. Tangkoko National Park and Lembeh Strait. No one will disturb your privacy here as the nearest village and road are 15 minutes away... It feels like being on a remote island.

Scuba Diving around Pulisan is still an outstanding experience not easily to be found elsewhere. You dive in groups not more than three per guide. There are more than 40 dive spots between Lembeh Strait, around the Cape Pulisan and Bangka Island. There's more than Bunaken in North Sulkawesi!
- Mimpi Indah resort, Bangka Island, Lihunu / North Minahasa / North S...

Mimpi Indah resort

Mimpi Indah resort
+62 811432264
 Bangka Island
Lihunu / North Minahasa / Nort...


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Indonesia Liveaboard

Welcome To where you can find details of liveaboards to all areas of this vast divers playground.

Indonesia scuba diving offers diving adventure in the most bio diverse waters in the world. Indonesia has 20% of the world's coral reefs and more recorded fish species than anywhere else. The Indonesia diving options are many and the area is vast, with thousands of islands and over 50,000 km of coastline. The best way, often the only way, to get to the best Indonesia dive sites is on a liveaboard dive safari.Liveaboard dive trips allow divers to get off the well travelled path away from the crowds. Indonesia diving also represents very good value diving compared to many other world dive destinations.
- Wallacea, PO box 136, Luwuk-Sulteng

62 461 324 068
62 461 324 068
 PO box 136

Dive Liveaboard in Indonesia, offers dive cruises in Sulawesi and Papua Barat.


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