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Tom’s little red Smurf octopus

Octopus Luteus

Our many time repeater guests Susan and Tom are having their last dive day today. And Tom did his last night dive yesterday at Nudi Falls. And what he really still wanted to see, was a Starry Night Octopus (Octopus Luteus) … or as Tom said it: “The little red Smurf”. Well anyway: Last night he did get to see one and he really enjoyed his last Night dive. The other highlight for him was, that he found a Hairy Shrimp by himself – something that he always wanted to achieve. Congratulations Tom. You have sharp eyes! We whish Tom and Susan a safe trip back home and hope to see them again next year.

Nightdiving Nudi Falls

It’s not a secret but it can’t be said often enough: Night Dives at Nudi Falls are just fantastic! Just as yesterday, when we went there with 3 Guests and 2 Guides. We saw loads of different crustaceans, slugs, flatworms, nudibranchs, Squids, Cuttlefish and of course also fishes. For exemple 2 big Tigershrimps with black-blue eyes (normally the eyes are rather orange), a very uncommon Janolus Nudibranch, several species of cuttlefish (Crinoid Cuttlefish, Banda Cuttlefish, Broadclub Cuttlefish), Bobtail Squids, Reef Squid, Soft Coral Cowries and so many other things, that it is impossible to remember them all.

About Nudi Falls: Nudi Falls in a Dive Site in the middle of the Lembeh Strait that is located on the mainland side. It is a combination of  a wall, rocky coral areas, sand, rubble and a beautiful rubble / soft coral field. It is always a good dive – it just has to be timed well with the current. Critters that can be found at Nudi Falls: Blue Ringed Octopus, Wonderpus, Hairy Octopus, Shaggy Octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, various other Cuttlefishes, Pygmy Seahorse (Bargibanti / Pontohi), Seahorse, various Ghostpipe Fishes, Frogfish, Pegasus, Lembeh Seadragon, millions of Nudibranchs, Flatworms, Cowries and crustaceans, Tiger Shrimps, Harlequin Shrimps, many Gobies and and and. It is a definite MUST DIVE, when you come to Lembeh – specially at Night.

 

New Year’s Dive at NAD Lembeh

Our Guests Kai and Alex are going for a midnight night dive on new years eve

Happy new Year everyone! We are already awake again. Here is a shot of our Guests Kai and Alex going for a midnight dive on yesterdays new years eve. These guys take their diving serious – Alex even took his camera 😉 Anyway: they came savely back and everybody is diving this morning. Now we’ll all have a strong coffee and off we go.

NAD Night Safari in 02/2012

Porcelain crab on Seapen / Night dive in lembeh Strait

Lembeh offers not only excellent Muck Diving the whole day long – the night dives are actually the most spectacular ones. And they are versatile: Coral, Rubble or Muckdive … there are lot’s of different styles of Night diving to experience here in Lembeh Strait. With so many critters to see – either things you don’t get to see in the daytime or things that are easier to take pictures of at night. Crustaceans, nudibranchs, cephalopods, fishes, and other weird creatures in the sand, in sponges, in coral, in seapens, in anemones or just floating in the water column. So actually people often not even have enough nights here in Lembeh to experience all the different Night dive sites …

That’s why we are repeating our “NAD Lembeh Night Safari”: One week of diving only when it is dark – with 3 dives every Night. This event will take place in February 2012 and some few spots are still available.

Orange Bobtail Squid in Sarena Besar / Lembeh Strait

Schedule:
18th Arrival Day: 6pm Night Dive19th Transition Day. 3pm Afternoon Dive, 5pm Dusk Dive, Dinner, 10pm Night Dive
20th Dusk Schedule: 5pm Dusk Dive, Dinner, 10pm Night Dive, 1am Night Dive
21st Night Schedule: 6pm Night Dive, Dinner, 10pm Night Dive, 1am Night Dive
22nd Super Night Schedule: 10pm Night Dive, 1am Night Dive, 4am Night / Sunrise Dive
23rd Night Schedule: 6pm Night Dive, Dinner, 10pm Night Dive, 1am Night Dive
24th Transition Day: 11am Day Dive.
25th Departure Day: Departure or continuation on a different package.

Total Dives included: 17

Breakfast will be whenever you wake up after the night diving nights (from last years experience, around 12noon). Lunch is usually with the other guests that are on the typical day schedule. Dinner is planned to be with the other guests at the typical time. On the Boat we serve snacks and tea / coffee between the twin tank dives. On returning from the dives in the middle of the night there is a light snack available (toast, noodles, etc – let us know what you prefer).

Dives will be conducted throughout the Lembeh Straits, on both Black Sand sites and Coral Sites because we are doing twin tank Night Dives in the middle of the night we will go further and explore the less (night) dived areas – where it will be VERY unlikely to meet other divers!

How and How much:

Book directly with NAD at info@nad-lembeh.com.

Price per person based on twin sharing in an Airconditioned room: $1056USD. Bungalow: $1122USD

Housereef Reunion

This week Guido from Italy was our Guest here at NAD Lembeh – and already when he stepped from the Boat he was quite familiar to Serge our Dive Manager. After some minutes they finally figured out, that they know each other from Maldives where Guido had complained, that the 60 minutes Dive time was not enough for Photographers. The Baseleader asked then Serge (who worked as Instructor on Maldives at that time) to take Guido on a housereef dive – and as Serge also has a weakness for long dives they ended beyond 2,5 hours divetime. That was in Winter 2005/2006. So now they met again after 6 Years: And of course they wanted to go for another Housereef Dive – here at NAD Lembeh. They found several Lembeh Seadragons, Bobtail Squid, other Squids, Various Nudibranchs, Baby Estuarine Stonefish, some cool Sponge Carrier Crabs, Skeleton Shrimps, strange Shrimps and many other things. Unfortunately they could not go for another record, as Serge’s torch stopped working after 90 minutes … still a very good Night Dive at NAD Lembeh Housereef.

Lembeh Night Safari

 

We love Critters, we love unusual behaviour, we love night diving – and this is why we will have another Night Safari in 2012 – a week with a rather extreme dive schedule for extreme encounters!

What to Expect:

A Weeks stay at NAD-Lembeh Resort; with Night Diving as the main focus. In 2011 it was a great success and this year we hope to explore even further up the straights looking for unusual critters through the night. For Lembeh Addicts this is ideal as you are diving at less dived times of day. On the Dusk Dives we will look for Picturesque Dragonets, Mandarinfish, Mating Flasher Wrasse, Mating Lembeh Sea Dragons and other specific dusk behaviours. During the middle of the night we hope to see different / more critters than normally observed on the earlier night dives. There is also the advantage of having the dive sites to ourselves (more than likely) without other resorts being in the water.

When:

18th to 25th February 2012.

18th Arrival Day: 6pm Night Dive

19th Transition Day. 3pm Afternoon Dive, 5pm Dusk Dive, Dinner, 10pm Night Dive

20th Dusk Schedule: 5pm Dusk Dive, Dinner, 10pm Night Dive, 1am Night Dive

21st Night Schedule: 6pm Night Dive, Dinner, 10pm Night Dive, 1am Night Dive

22nd Super Night Schedule: 10pm Night Dive, 1am Night Dive, 4am Night / Sunrise Dive

23rd Night Schedule: 6pm Night Dive, Dinner, 10pm Night Dive, 1am Night Dive

24th Transition Day: 11am Day Dive.

25th Departure Day: Departure or continuation on a different package.

Total Dives included: 17

Breakfast will be whenever you wake up after the night diving nights (from last years experience, around 12noon). Lunch is usually with the other guests that are on the typical day schedule. Dinner is planned to be with the other guests at the typical time. On the Boat we serve snacks and tea / coffee between the twin tank dives. On returning from the dives in the middle of the night there is a light snack available (toast, noodles, etc – let us know what you prefer).

Where:

Throughout the Lembeh Straits, on both Black Sand sites and Coral Sites because we are doing twin tank Night Dives in the middle of the night we will go further and explore the less (night) dived areas.

How and How much:

Book directly with NAD at info@nad-lembeh.com.

Price per person based on twin sharing in an Airconditioned room: $1056USD. Bungalow: $1122USD