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Hairball 1, 2 and 3 are some of the best muck dive sites on Lembeh with critters to be found everywhere.

Name Dive Site:Hairball 1, 2, 3
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Hairball is the most famous of the muck sites and deservedly so. The sand slope here can be exceptionally productive. The position on a point means that the mix of currents brings more nutrients than on most other nearby sites. In the cooler summer season, the shallows can be covered with cotton candy-like algae, drawing "hairy" critters such as hairy frogfish, ambon scorpionfish and filamented ghost pipefish which blend right in. Other inhabitants such as cockatoo waspfish and seahorses can also get "hairy" as the algae grows on them.

Hairball 2 can be found right around the corner but is usually not as rich as Hairball, but still a very popular alternative when Hairball is overcrowded. It is another sand slope, good for octopus, sea horses and the like. A few coral bommies in the shallows often harbor frogfish.

The sand slope continues into more sheltered waters directly in front of the resort, where you find Hairball Three. There are coral and orange rope sponge gardens occupying sections of the slope, which translates to variety. So besides some schooling fish, moray eels, leaf scorpionfish and other coral inhabitants, divers may spot hairy frogfish, sand octopus or other muck critters.



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