Lembeh Strait Dive Sites
This is yet another great Lembeh Strait dive site featuring a gentle reef slope that starts from a sheltered cove on the Sulawesi coast and descends gradually to a depth of 28 metres. Offering more coral than many of the dive sites you will find on the Lembeh Island side of the strait, healthy soft coral and anemones abound, playing host to probably the world's most popular fish, the anemone fish.
Typical of the muck dive sites of Lembeh, there are always many weird and wonderful critters for your holiday snaps. For short periods of the year you will be able to capture the much sought after blue ring octopus. Although care needs to be taken as their venom can be deadly, a picture of this diminutive creature will be a rare and a once in a lifetime trophy.
Other walk-ons in your underwater show are dragon sea moths (also known as Pegasus sea moths) moving along the sandy bottom and boxer crabs hiding among corals. A real treat is coming face-to-face with a juvenile flamboyant cuttlefish. Their colours are a lot brighter than their parents making for great photo subjects. Take care near the coral because the resident scorpionfish can change their colours to be almost invisible while they await their prey. Don't let your stray hand be the prey!
If you are drawn to this site with the goal of spotting nudibranchs, then you will not be disappointed. As the name suggests, the corals are bejewelled with many different varieties of these tiny stars.
Nudi Retreat Reef Basics: Sandy bottom, hard and soft coral
Depth: 5 - 28m
Visibility: 15 - 20m
Surface conditions: Calm
Water temperature: 26 - 30°C
Experience level: Beginner - advanced
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: All year round
Distance: ~2.5 km from Bitung Harbour (10 mins)
Access: Lembeh and Manado resorts and liveaboards
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