Welcome to Pulau Lembeh & the Lembeh Strait

Lembeh attracts hardcore underwater photographers and geeky types intent on ticking off long lists of the bizarre sea creatures that live here in profound, but dwindling numbers. Whether it's the commercial traffic, or near constant harassment by groups of spotlight-wielding photogs, some repeat visitors report a noticeable decrease in critters.

Above land, the strait is an attractive scene reminiscent of every pirate movie you've watched – you just have to replace the container ships with frigates and the ugly concrete port of Bitung with an ugly wooden port of yore.

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Pulau Lembeh & the Lembeh Strait in detail