Lembeh Strait offers a variety of diving, including some coral reefs and wrecks; however it is best known for the small and difficult to find creatures that inhabit the world of muck. The world renowned Lembeh Strait lies off the northern tip of Sulawesi, 1.5 hours from the center of Manado city, is a completely different type of diving from that of Bunaken National Park or Bangka Island.
Considered as the diving Mecca for critters and macro marine life this area has rapidly gained popularity amongst macro photographers. The extremely diverse marine habitat in this stretch of water offers a plethora of macro species, many of which can found nowhere else on the planet. Diving here is
the ultimate experience for photographers in search of the unusual and unseen. It is often referred to as a muck divers paradise as most of the sites are either sandy areas or small reefs, there are no spectacular walls of drop offs here. With over 30 dive sites to choose from and even a WWII wreck all within a short boat ride over calm waters from the resort it is no surprise that the Lembeh Strait is a world class dive destination.
Lembeh is diveable all year but the conditions do vary from month to month. January to June sees variable (but still fine) conditions and fewer divers. August sees the poorest visibility but the richest numbers of critters and September to October are probably the best two months overall. The Lembeh Strait has over 30 dive sites so since the topography and marine life is very similar.