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Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Strait is a sea separates the island of Sulawesi and Lembeh Island in Bitung City, North Sulawesi, has a length of 16 kilometers, width of 800 meters to 2 kilometers and has more than 90 spots muck diving for watching paradise biota is very pretty and rare on the floor sandy sea volcanic deposits colored blackish gray, flat and wide.

Diving in Lembeh Strait as entry into the world of macro photography in form of giant aquarium where the fish can not escape from view. The divers are still able to watch more than 300 rare sea animals from number of endemic species and unique is Pigmy seahorse, hairy frogfish, Mimic Octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Ghost Pipefish, Seahorses and Nudibranchs.

Tinuku Travel Lembeh Strait muck diving in Bitung City exploring giant aquarium where fish can't escape from view Travel Lembeh Strait muck diving in Bitung City exploring giant aquarium where fish can't escape from view

The Lembeh Strait is unique diving spots dominated by deposition of volcanic sand is gray-black and only small portion of white sand. Most of the seabed is a flat plane, especially around the coast and in central part in form of gentle slope and spacious. Strait has strong currents and visibility of 10 meters, but when the water is calm over 25 meters.

The divers must apply muck diving technique is exploring the sandy sea bottom, no coral reefs and minimum air pressure. Narrow straits and directly in front of Pacific Ocean generates strong underwater currents. Every touch on the sand quickly water will cloudy and visibility is reduced.

Location: Lembeh Strait, Bitung City, North Sulawesi.

Activity: Diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, trekking, hiking, camping, hammocking. Explore the flora and fauna. Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Rental dive gear, snorkel gear, boats, camping equipment. Restrooms, restaurants, homestays, hotels and resorts. Lembeh Strait muck diving in Bitung City exploring giant aquarium where fish can't escape from view

Tinuku Travel Lembeh Strait muck diving in Bitung City exploring giant aquarium where fish can't escape from view

Reach access: 48 km from Manado city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manado City. Then use car to Bitung City.

Advice: For safety bring a professional diver or instructor to accompany diving in Lembeh Strait. Ask for details of pricing for diving equipment, boat, resort and others before making a decision.

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