Lambeh Straits

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KeithBoll
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Lambeh Straits

Post by KeithBoll » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:32 pm

Hello All!
I haven't written on this forum for almost a year! I moved from Federal Way to Vancouver, WA - so I dive mostly now at Hood Canal sites. However - I was able to spend 10 days this last Spring in the Lambeh Straits and in Raja Ampat on a liveaboard. This was my first trip to Indonesia - and I was truly blown away by the sheer amount of critters (especially Nudies!) that you see on every dive. Here are some of my favorite pics.

Enjoy! Keith
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Mandarin Fish Mating (1 of 1).jpg
Mandarin fish mating
Wonderpus Octopus (1 of 1).jpg
Wonderpus Octopus
Thorny Seahorse (1 of 1).jpg
Thorny Seahorse
Soft Coral Crab (1 of 1).jpg
Soft Coral Crab
Reef Manta Swimming Upward (1 of 1).jpg
Hairy Frogfish (1 of 1).jpg
Hairy Frogfish
Juvinile Frogfish on the Move (1 of 1).jpg
Peacock Shrimp (1 of 1).jpg
Peacock Shrimp
Peacock Mantis Shrimp with Eggs (1 of 1).jpg
Peacock mantis Shrimp with Eggs
Painted Frogfish (1 of 1).jpg
Nudi 6 (1 of 1).jpg
Nudi 5 (1 of 1).jpg
Nudi 8 (1 of 1).jpg
Nudi 7 (1 of 1).jpg
Colorful Nudi Two (1 of 1).jpg
Colorful Nudi One (1 of 1).jpg
Bubble Coral Shrimp (1 of 1).jpg
Bubble Coral Shrimp
Pygmy Bargibanti Seahorse (1 of 1).jpg
Pygmy Bargibanti Seahorse
Denise's Pygmy Seahorse (1 of 1).jpg
Denise's Pygmy Seahorse
Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse (1 of 1).jpg
Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse

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Re: Lambeh Straits

Post by ScubaJess » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:30 am

WOW amazing pics., I love the seahorses!!! Looks like a really fantastic place. I'm so excited to go to Indonesia this Feb.
Thanks for the report! :)
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Re: Lambeh Straits

Post by Gdog » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:35 am

Really Awesome! I particularly love that hairy frogfish!

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Re: Lambeh Straits

Post by YellowEye » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:48 am

Awesome!
Lovin' that black manta in particular!

Keep on posting and hope to see you at God's Pocket in Oct (if not hood canal sooner?)!

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Re: Lambeh Straits

Post by Tangfish » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:57 pm

Fantastic photos, Keith! Especially loving that hairy frogfish and the wonderpus. Bravo!

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Re: Lambeh Straits

Post by Tom Nic » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:15 pm

Such beauty and diversity!

[Trying to figure out how I could do this without breaking the bank.]

In the meantime, back to Bonaire this Summer.... surprise, surprise.
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