Lembeh Island lies directly opposite the port city of Bitung, which is the 2nd largest city in Northern Sulawesi after Manado. Between Bitung and Lembeh Island you find the Lembeh Strait, internationally famous for its amazing muck diving conditions.
Muck diving is all about spotting tiny underwater critters, species that you would normally not look for or find easily during a regular dive. Diving at Lembeh Strait means you are on the lookout for numerous weird but amazing looking species such as the frog fishes, various octopuses and cuttlefishes, sea snakes, eels, mandarin fishes, crabs, shrimps, nudibranches and many, many other species. For obvious reasons is Lembeh a real paradise for those that are into underwater macro photography.