Most of our guests coming to the Lembeh Strait are here for one main purpose – photography.
Located in the diving hotspot of Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia, the Lembeh Strait is an unassuming body of water that separates mainland Manado from Lembeh Island. Despite the Strait looking very ordinary, the diving is anything but. The areas volcanic dark sand hosts a diverse collection of life that can only be described as odd or unusual.
Lembeh is often referred to as the “Critter Capital of the World” because many of the Indo-Pacific’s most bizarre and captivating small critters are found in high abundance there. It’s considered one of the best, if not the best, places in the world to find highly desired macro subjects such as the mimic octopus, pygmy seahorse, flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish and rhinopias. Muck-diving is what Lembeh is known for and be prepared to do a lot of it.
It’s worth pointing out that on most dives there is little else to photograph but the strange critters. Almost all the dives sites are muck dives, meaning most of the diving is done over seemingly barren dark sand, and there are times when garbage is more plentiful than coral. Do not expect brilliantly colored soft corals, large sea fans or big animals in beautiful blue water.
For a macro photographer, however, there are few places in the world that can match Lembeh in terms of its abundance of unique small subjects, which is why it has become one of the most highly rated and visited underwater photography destinations in the world.
To have all your camera gear convenient at one place we offer a dedicated Camera Room. After every dive your guide will bring your camera in front of our Camera Room if you need to change your batteries or make your adjustments. Before the dive your guide brings your camera from this table to the boat.
We are used to handle heavy equipment and will take care that you don´t have to care.
Plenty of space with Universal Sockets, Surge Protection, Humidity Control, Air Stations/Guns and all other essentials to ensure your equipment is looked after and well maintained.
At night time our Camera Room will be locked and our security will inspect all the resort regularly.
Our guide to photographers ratio is 2;1