Lembeh – Sangihe Talaut – Manado

Entering Manado we will start our journey in the Lembeh straits, Arguably the best muck diving in the world and a heaven for macro photography & videography. Home to many critters that are seldom seen anywhere else on earth, including the, hairy frog fish, pygmy sea horses, larger sea horses like the thorny seahorse and estuarine, mimic octopus, wunderpus ,flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy shrimp, Lembeh Sea Dragon and hundreds of Nudibranches. The type of diving in Lembeh is called muck diving. Black sand mixed with silty bottom, perfect buoyancy is needed so the silt doesn’t get stirred and create a limited visibility for you or your fellow photographers.

Day 1 : Lembeh Strait
Located at Northern of Sulawesi, best muck diving place in the world and heaven for marco photography. The dive side in Lembeh are generally sand, rock, muck or rubble, but couple of side has a nice coral and walls.
Dive : 1 day dive

Day 2 : Biaro & Tagulandang Island
Biaro island is the first island in Sangihe Chain, a large flooded caldera which open to the sea on the western side provided a beautiful sheltered spot. There are a very best dive side around them such as Zaccharias and Bomb Rock. Tagulandang is at the north of Biaro, the larger one but all the dive side lie around Ruang. Ruang has 2 big lava flows. New lava has a huge schools of fish and black lava rock that make stunning contrast to the abundant coral growth and marine life.
Dives: 3 days dives

Day 3 : Mahengetang Island
Unusual dive side, Mount Mahengentang is one of the active underwater volcanoes in the world.  At the surface you will feel cool , but if you down to the sea will feel a different sensation is completely different. You will feel hot water instead of cold water. The average temperature is ranging around 37-38 degree.  You will expecting to see a lot of hard coral, barrel sponges, bumphead parrotfish, boxfish and butterfly fish. Enjoy your diving…
Dives: 3 days dives + 1 night dive

Day 4 : Siau & Makalehi Island
Karangetang Volcano in Siau is the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. At night you are able to see the volcano is glowing. This is going to be more impressive dive site with marine life and beach hot spring. We will anchor at small island call Batu Lehi, Thousand of species you can find here and the hot spring water is relaxing you because it comes directly from volcanic spring. Makalehi island is located at west of Siau surrounding by fringing reef. Here  provide dive side with pinnacles of beauties (strong current), school of jacks, fusiliers, bannerfish and a lot of needle coral.
Dives: 3 days dives + 01 night dives

Day 5: Bangka and Gangga Island
Bangka island located at north of Sulawesi. They are quite exposed and often get strong currents which come from all direction. From all the dive sides you will expecting to see a number of steep pinnacles rising up from the depth, Top sheltered from waves with many colorful of soft coral , Napoleon , morays and scorpion fish.
Dives: 3 days dives + 01 night dives

Day 6: Bunaken National Park
The island of Bunaken in the Bunaken National park is related in the top 10 best dive side in the World. Diving at Bunaken National Park you will witness some of high level of biodiversity in the world, with variety of fish, world class walls, the clear and warm water contain astonishingly high number of species, whether corals, sponge or fish. Water temperature all year around 26-29 degree
Dives: 2 dives

Day 7: Belitung Habour
Time to say Good Bye with our lovely guests; we will disembark at Belitung habour. Our representative will send you to the airport or Hotel. We are very  appreciated if  you can give us your value comment throughout the trip.

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A heaven for macro photography