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Underwater Photo Location: Lembeh Straits

Underwater Photo Location: Lembeh Straits

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Muck diving! There are some small walls inthe Lembeh straits and some reefs, but mainly it's about the muck. Vast plains of black or white sand. This is the Serengeti of the underwater world. Nowhere to hide but under the sand. In this environment, it's hide, eat, look really deadly or be eaten. There are creatures here that are too weird - things you would expect from deep sea creatures or other planets. It may not be strong current adreneline diving, but you gotta camera, there's lots to photograph.

I dived with NAD, which was a small resort with only beer being the only alcohol - there's no bar, but it's small, friendly and the guides are great - especially Nan. Rooms are comfy, but the roof runs along the length of all rooms, so there can be some noise. Food is buffet style and very nice.

I then dived with Lembeh Resort - twice the price but rooms, food, drinks nicer. Still, diving's still the same, so depends on your budget and comfort needs. colourful deeper walls full of macro life and walls against the shore covered in invertebrate life right up to the surface. At night these walls are an explosion of colour and its the best night dive site I have ever dived
Facts about Lembeh Straits
  • It is in Indonesia
  • Lembeh Straits is in the Molucca Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types
Liveaboarddayboatshorewallnight

Marine Life
smallcoralstinging

Diving facilities
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Photo facilities
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by Chris Carroll
This white humpback scorpionfish was sitting on the sand, clear as the day, must feel extremely confident that nobody's going to mess with him. Shot with Canon Powershot G9

by Chris Carroll
Cuttlefish hunting. I was taking pictures of this guy for 10 minutes as he hunted. Camera not quick enough to get a good shot of his tentacle shooting out in focus, so with a little greyscale, came up with this interesting shot

by Debi Henshaw
Halgerda malesso with a tiny passenger taken in Lembeh

by Debi Henshaw
"Tango" Imperial Partner Shrimp changes its colour according to its host. D200, 60mm +4 diopter

by David Henshaw
Profile image of White Scorpionfish. D200 and 60mm lens.

by Debi Henshaw
Paddle flap Scorpionfish aka Rhinopias eschmeyeri

by David Henshaw
Portrait image of the simple Anemonefish ...

by David Henshaw
Porcelain Crab in Lembeh. Taken with D200 and 60mm lens.

by Debi Henshaw
"Chokin" Yet another anemonefish with a tongue parasite

by David Henshaw
Portrait image of Pygmy Seahorse in Lembeh

by Debi Henshaw
"Skunk Anemonefish"

by David Henshaw
"Eyes of the Night" - Mantis Shrimp in Lembeh

by David Henshaw
Whip Coral Goby (with eggs) D200 with 60mm lens +4T diopter.

by David Henshaw
Laid back Painted Frogfish portrait

by David Henshaw
"Colour Co-ordinated" - Candy Crab taken with D200 and 105mm lens

by Debi Henshaw
"Green eyed Monster" (Pontonides unciger)

by David Henshaw
Juvenile Crocodile Fish

by David Henshaw
Hairy Frogfish in Lembeh

by David Henshaw
Landscape study of a Spider Crab (Hoplophrys oatesii) often known as a Candy Crab

by David Henshaw
Portrait of a Little Dragonfish - Pegasus Seamoth (Eurypegasus draconis)

by David Henshaw
"Hairy Scary" - Hairy Frogfish in Lembeh

by Debi Henshaw
Don't SHOUT at me!

by David Henshaw
Shoal of feeding Catfish

by David Henshaw
Landscape image of a Crinoid Squat lobster

by Debi Henshaw
"Mello Yello"

by Debi Henshaw
"Speedy Gonzales"

by David Henshaw
Big Fin Reef Squid

by David Henshaw
Portrait of a Little Dragonfish (Pegasus Sea Moth)

by Soren Egeberg
Little white froggie hangout in the coral.

by Soren Egeberg
Yawning froggie on nitedive at Jahir, Lembeh Straits

by Soren Egeberg
Gorgeous pink paddleflap Rhinopias in Lembeh!

by Debi Henshaw
"I'm Hungry"

by Debi Henshaw
"Sit up and Beg!"

by Tony Makin
Don't come any closer

by David Henshaw
Pegasus Sea Moth - taken with Nikon D200, 60mm lens +4T

by David Henshaw
"Spiral" (Rhinomuraena quaesita) Free swimming Blue Ribbon Eel in Lembeh

by Debi Henshaw
"Ocean Flower"

by David Henshaw
Portrait image of Nudibranch (Chromodoris magnifica)

by Tunc Yavuzdogan
A Sad Little Puppy :)

by John Hill
Nicely cloloured feather star shrimp. Canon G10 plus Inon Macro lenses

by Dray Van Beeck
Batfish 1

by Dray Van Beeck
Toby.

by Dray Van Beeck
Pygmy pipehorse and goby.

by Debi Henshaw
Caught in the Act!!

by Jackson Wong
Jawfish Yawn

by Dray Van Beeck
urchin

by Reidar Opem
Tiger

by Marchione Giacomo
Face to face to pipe Nikon D200, 105 micro,twin strobo Lembeh 2010

by Marchione Giacomo
The lion roar Nikon D200 , 60 micro, twin strobo Lembeh 2010

by Marchione Giacomo
Blu ring portrait Nikon D200, 60 micro, twin strobo Lembeh 2010

by Marchione Giacomo
Electric eyes Nikon D200 , 60 macro, twin strobo Lembeh 2010

by Marchione Giacomo
Red fashion Nikon D200 , 60 micro, twin strobo Lembeh 2010

by Dray Van Beeck
Hairy-squat-lobster

by Tunc Yavuzdogan
Mini Cuttlefish :)

by Marchione Giacomo
baby Nikon D200, 105 micro, twuin strobo Lembeh strait

by Marchione Giacomo
Tiger shrimp Nikon D200, 60 micro, twin strobo Lembeh strait

by Marchione Giacomo
Imperator Lembeh strait Nikon D200. 105 micro nikon, two strobo

by Marchione Giacomo
Lovers Lembeh strait Nikon d200 , 105 micro , twin strobo

by Marchione Giacomo
Worm Nikon D200, 60 micro , twin strobo Lembeh strait

by Budy Lukman
Robust Ghostpipefish Face

by Tony Cherbas
Juvenile Batfish

by Tony Cherbas
On a Bubble

by Marchione Giacomo
Hair Nikon D200, 60 micro , twin storbo Lembeh strait

by Tony Cherbas
Frogfish

by Tony Cherbas
Nudi Face

by Tony Cherbas
Coconut Octopus found in a coconut shell of all places :)

by Tony Cherbas
Catfish, Lembeh Strait

by Tony Cherbas
Stone

by Tony Cherbas
Baby

by Tony Cherbas
Another wonderful dive in Lembeh

by Marchione Giacomo
Night Bat Nikon D200 , 60 micro, twin strobo Lembeh strait

by Tony Cherbas
Starfish Killers.

by Tony Cherbas
Gift Wrapped Octopus

by Tony Cherbas
Orange

by Tony Cherbas
Protector

by Tony Cherbas
Porcelain Crab

by Tony Cherbas
Zebra Crab

by Tony Cherbas
This Flamboyant Cuttlefish was not very flamboyant so I decided to get creative with lighting.

by John Hill
I only got one shot of this Banded Boxer Shrimp with eggs. Original photo showed both claws (just) but i think this crop brings out the egss and the hairy arms slightly better. S-95 plus stacked 165's.

by Tony Cherbas
I don't know what kind of crab this is (if someone does let me know) but I think it's a new favorite. One of many "firsts" for me in Lembeh.

by Tony Cherbas
This small Flamboyant Cuttlefish was just the right size to fill the frame of my 60mm.

by Tony Cherbas
FEED ME! Bobbit worm goes after some bait that our guide prepared to entertain us with. The whole thing was a little weird, but since I've never seen a Bobbit Worm before, and was quite entertained by the baiting, I didn't protest :)

by Tony Cherbas
"Puff the Magic Dragon"

by Tony Cherbas
Eyes like Galaxies

by Tony Cherbas
Anemone Crab

by Tony Cherbas
Before a Dark Entrance

by Tony Cherbas
Pygmy

by Tony Cherbas
Box Baby

by Tony Cherbas
Tiny Naked Decorator Crab

by Tony Cherbas
Love at first....rhinophore?

by Tony Cherbas
Scorpionfish in a Barrel Sponge

by Tony Cherbas
This Giant Frogfish was not spotted, it swam right into the middle of our dive group on accident. Then, startled by all the attention it received, proceeded to find the nearest coral cluster to make like a sponge.

by Tony Cherbas
Purple

by Tony Cherbas
Waiting

by Tony Cherbas
Lizardfish Basking

by John Hill
Seahorse with Backlighting. Finally found one in the right position in the right surroundings for this type of shot, unfortunately alot of sediment in the water, so had to remove a fair amount of backscatter after the dive.

by Tony Cherbas
Orangutan Crab acting like the tiny underwater ape that it is.

by Tony Cherbas
Nudi new to me. Tulamben, Bali

by Tony Cherbas
Purple Race Track

by Tony Cherbas
Snake Eel with Shrimp

by Tony Cherbas
Crocodile Snake Eel

by Marchione Giacomo
Bobtail squid Nikon D200, 60 micro , two strbo Lembeh strait

by Lance Teo
Nudibranch cruising. Lembeh straits. G12 w 1 strobe first photo i entered... feedbacks appreciated.

by Tony Cherbas
Bangai Cardinal Fish

by Lance Teo
Bobtail squid taken in lembeh straits. Canon G12 w 1 strobe.

by Lance Teo
G12 with 1 strobe. Closeeeeeee up of this mean looking fella

by Lance Teo
Crab Camouflaged

by Tony Cherbas
Mimic Octopus Eyes

by Tony Cherbas
Black/Red

by Tony Cherbas
Mimic

by Tony Cherbas
Hypnosis

by Tony Cherbas
Small Crab on Sea Pen

by Tony Cherbas
Lookout

by Tony Cherbas
Soft bed of Scorpions

by Tony Cherbas
Fusiliers Recede into Blue

by Tony Cherbas
About 90% of this was lit from strobe positioning and 10% from Lightroom editing.

by Tony Cherbas
Plates-O-Plenty

by Tony Cherbas
Rose Petal Bubble

by Tony Cherbas
Blend in

by Tony Cherbas
El Diablo

by Tony Cherbas
Nudi with Eggs

by Tony Cherbas
Spectre

by Tony Cherbas
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall... :Egg Shell Anemone Shrimp

by Tony Cherbas
Crossing over

by Tony Cherbas
Threadfin Hawkfish

by Tony Cherbas
Thorny

by Dray Van Beeck
mandarine

by Tony Cherbas
Tiny Shaggy Octopus: Lembeh Straits

by John Hill
Juvenile Lionfish. It was slightly under and between a rock outcrop which partially blocked my strobe giving an almost "snooted" effect. :)

by Beth Watson
This nudi is a glossodoris cincta. The image was taken at Lembeh. Canon 5D Mark II, 100mm macro 2.8L, f/32, 1/200, ISO 100, strobe settings TTL

by Linda Cappello
This pocket size froggy was taken at lembeh straits in Jan 12.

by Linda Cappello
I think this beautiful Nudi is a Janolus sp - absolutely stunning - found at Lembeh Straits.

by Eugene Lim
Pygmy Seahorse - Lembeh Straits, Indonesia

by John Roach
Coral Crab

by Tony Cherbas
Coral Resident: Hermit Crab

by Alessio Oddo
Pregnant Pygmy seahorse

by Marchione Giacomo
Fly Squid in the lembeh night Nikon D200 , 60 micro, twin strobo

by Georges Boudron
intrigued?

by Sherry Hsu
Bullock's Hypselodoris @ Lembeh Strait

by Alan Johnson
small starfish shrimp , looks like an Alien Landscape.!

by Alex Varani
New born... (Metasepia pfefferi)

by Alex Varani
Soft coral crab on pose

by Alex Varani
Hairy frogfish portrait (Antennarius striatus)

by Alex Varani
Red crab on soft coral

by Elaine White
Flabellina swaying in the current Snoot lighting

by Marchione Giacomo
Squid Nikon D800E , 105 micro Nikon , Two strobo Lembeh strait

by Massimo Giorgetta
two behavior

by Massimo Giorgetta
looking up

by Alan Johnson
little porcelain or soft coral crab

by Nadya Kulagina
Baby

by Elaine White
Porcelain Soft Coral Crab, Lembeth

by Massimo Giorgetta
not colors

by Ali Binthalith
Porcelain Crab, Lembeh Strait

by Elaine White
Passing through

by Francis Lau
Hurry Up.......

by Marchione Giacomo
Porcelain crab Lembeh straith Nikon D800E, 105 macro Nikon, two strobo

by Marchione Giacomo
Periclimenes Imperator Nikon D800E, 105 bmacro Seacam Housing , two strobo

by Marteyne Van Well
Boxer Crab

by Hon Ping
Pygmy seahorse

by Brent Barnes
A lizardfish feeding in the Lembeh Strait of Sulawesi, Indonesia

by Aja Radl
Enjoying the view! (Undetermined Crinoid Shrimp)

by Aja Radl
Tiny Crinoid Cuttlefish

by Aja Radl
Whip Coral Crab (Xenocarcinus)

by Aja Radl
Hitchhiking Emperor Shrimp!

by Lars Oliver Michaelis
brown eyes

by Marina Kudrya
Demon stinger (Inimicus didactylus) is also known as Goblinfish, Spiny devilfish and Bearded ghoul and belongs to Synanceiidae family. It is mostly found lying on a sea floor, but sometimes it moves using its side "fingers" to crawl.

by Lilian Koh
S P E C I A L Anemone Clownfish

by Irwin Ang
C A N D Y Candy crab (Hoplophrys) Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.
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