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Lembeh Straits Snorkeling

Listed under Snorkelling in Bitung, Indonesia.

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Lembeh Strait is in an ideal spot, in the cross currents of the Moluccan Sea and the Sulawesi Sea, to attract unusual marine life. There is plenty of food here and the soft corals and anemones are an explosion of life and colour full of varied texture and hiding places for all kinds of animal, including the intricate looking feather stars, flamboyant cuttlefish, mandarin fish and the rare, but very popular for divers and snorkelers, pygmy seahorses. The exotic creatures are shown up in their full colour against patches of the dark grey sands that parts of Indonesia are famous for. Visibility isn’t always good against the volcanic ash that clouds the water like dust, but frogfish and others love it so it allows you to get much closer to them. Several WW2 wrecks have grown over with corals where you can see shrimps, crabs and several species of octopi. A bit further out in deeper waters you can see nudibranch, wrasse, scorpion fish, pipe fish and small sharks.

Come May to June to avoid the monsoon.

Written by  Daniella May.

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