Lembeh Islan, The Another Hidden Treasure
Lembeh island is part of Bitung administrative area in North Sulawesi. The island is separated from the mainland of Sulawesi Island by the Lembeh Strait.
Lembeh island is famous for those who like to dive, because Lembeh island is the best diving spot after Bunaken. The divers recognized Bunaken as the Sea Garden in the Earth, but Lembeh is such a virgin island. It is untouched and almost to be the perfect diving spot. There are so many unusual habitats and exotic organisms live under Lembeh island, like, the coral skeletons, colorful nudibrachs, mandarin fish, gosh pipefish, frog fish, rhinopias, shrimps, blue-ringed, mimic octopus and rare pygmy seahorses.
It is a fantastic dive area for underwater photographers and the diversity of smaller creatures ensures many memorable photo opportunities.There are several undeveloped beaches on the shoreline of Lembeh Strait which are excellent for swimming and snorkeling.
The only transportation to Lembeh island is using small boats, which is called as taxi from the small port of Winenet for about 30 minutes drive. The taxi is ready in one hour on every departure with maximum capacity of 10 person. The most inhabitant in Lembeh island in Sangihe tribe, the sub-tribe from the Minahasan.
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