Lembeh Strait is one of the most famous diving locations globally, and an absolute must-visit for those venturing to Indonesia. Over time Lembeh became a hotspot for underwater photographers due to the plethora of critters found here. In particular, many divers flock to Lembeh with the hopes of finding rare creatures seldom found in other parts of the world, such as hairy octopus.
Lembeh is an excellent diving location for divers of all experiences due to mild currents, low surge and shallow dive sites; whether you’re a beginner or a veteran photographer the conditions are very pleasant the majority of the time. The water temperature varies depending on the time of the year, from October to March the temperature is roughly 28-29 degrees Celcius (82-84 Fahrenheit), whereas in July and August temperatures drop to 25-26 degrees Celcius (79-81 Fahrenheit). We typically recommend divers bring a 5mm wetsuit, especially if planning on doing several dives within a day; however, we do have wetsuits for rent if additional layers are needed.
When it comes to visibility, on average it is approximately 10m; however, when it comes to muck diving visibility is not as important when compared to reef diving.