Dive Lembeh Strait Sites
Teluk Kambahu - TK 1
A manageable name for a site which translates as that of the local village bay. Another entry off the boat into shallow water will see you descend over a dark sandy bottom, sloping gently down to 25 metres. To dive here is to snoop through the rubble and in and around sunken bit of wood and nets. Your possible discoveries could run into ridiculous numbers.
Hopping along the floor with clawlike fins, a sea moth will probe with its long nose for food in the soft muddy bottom, levitating briefy to scout for territory. Helmut's flying gurnards glide slowly until they unfurl their fins like wings and streak down a sandy slope. Resplendent in art nouveau camouflage, leaf scorpionfish will yawn as you approach, confident in the effects of their deadly spines.
Normally we at Dive The World try to avoid boring you with lists of fish but the temptation here is too great. Apart from lots of wrasses, pufferfish, anemone fish and the more normal creatures you might encounter, here is a list of what you can expect to see on this Lembeh muck diving site extraordinaire:
Mandarinfish, Banggai cardinalfish (endemic to this region), white devil scorpionfish, spiny devilfish, juvenile harlequin sweetlips, giant frogfish, painted frogfish, porcelain crabs, purple commensal shrimps, finger dragonet, yellow barred jawfish, razorfish, snowflake moray eels, ribbon eel. The list of likely nudibranch sightings is longer still!
TK 1 Reef Basics: Muck dive
Depth: 5 - 25m
Visibility: 5 - 20m
Surface conditions: Calm
Water temperature: 26 - 29°C
Experience level: Beginner - advanced
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: All year round
Distance: ~3 km north of Lembeh resorts (10 mins)
Access: Lembeh and Manado resorts and liveaboards
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