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Diving in Lembata Island

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When to go to Lembata Island

Diving is possible throughout a year with confirmed liveaboards, meanwhile the prime season is from March to December. The average water temperature is 28-29C/82-84F. The average air temperature vary at 25- 30C/77-86F. The visibility is up to 12-30m/39-98ft. From May through September the visibility may reduce due to the plankton blooms. The currents are moderate with stronger mood in October-December period. What to see Sperm whales, pegasus sea moths, mimic octopi, sea horses, orcas, sunfish are likely to be seen in the waters of Lembata Island.

Scuba diving in Lembata Island

Lembata Island belongs to the Solor Archipelago, the East Nusa Tenggara region of Indonesia. The place is famous for whaling (Lamalera village), though the local culture is also very interesting with the manufactures of weavings made from homegrown cotton so important in traditional ceremonies. The Lembata Island is a true unspoilt paradise with beautiful natural sceneries and special local mood. ‘Ile Ape’ volcano, palm fringed bays, bustling local markets conquer a heart of a visitor. Diving at Lembata means examining the local reef and wall with plethora of marine life. This destination is more suitable for advanced divers. The average diving depth is 12-40m/39-131ft. The North side is especially good for diving to drop offs, nice corals and pelagics. Most dive areas are presented by submerged pinnacles and reefs located near local Lamalera village and neighborhood islands of Solor, Adonara, Flores, Alor Strait.