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Bubble Shell out at daytime

Micromelo undata

Some Critters can be seen at daytime but others only at night – like for example the Bubble Shells: They are burried in the Sand during the day and come out at night. But this Wavy Lined Bubble Shell (Micromelo undata) must have been doing overtimes … our guide Paulus found it on yesterdays’s morning dive at Nudi Retreat out on the sand. Even seen at night, Bubble Shells are not very common, but finding one in the daytime is rather special. A cool find for our guests Tyra and Dustin that finished one week of diving with Paulus as their private guide. Have a safe flight home guys and see you 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.

 

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

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