The typical dive sites here start near to shore and slope gently into the depths with a fine sandy bottom and the occasional coral bommie. The list of animals that may be encountered is endless. For many folks, The Lembeh Strait is considered the “Eden” of macro photography.
The vast majority of the sites feature little to no current and the best subjects are found relatively shallow. The dedicated staff of dive guides are always on hand to show you the cast of critters, many of which are difficult to spot due to their cryptic nature.
At NAD-Lembeh they pride themselves in being able to offer you as much freedom as possible on your dives as opposed to the 45 and 60 minute time limits often found in other locations. The diving groups are limited to a maximum of 4 people to one dive guide.
Schedule typically consists of a two tank morning trip and an afternoon one. Mandarinfish and night dives are available every day for folks who are interested in an evening dive. Fantastic house reef is available to all their guests free of charge (without a guide) throughout the day.
The Photography Area at NAD is integrated into the restaurant, and features 2 separate rooms for your toys. They have a wet camera room with large, open, padded camera tables – and a slightly smaller air-conditioned ‘dry’ room where there are 2 computer workstations to edit your photos and access our free internet.
Inside the dry room there is a collection of books on photography, fish ID, and Simon’s old Marine Biology course books for those with a keener interest. Inside the smaller camera room is also where they conduct their one-on-one photography and videography classes, which have been taught here by ScubaDiver Australasia Field Editors Simon Buxton and Mike Veitch since 2008.