"Indonesia's most famous diving site" Pulau Bunaken by xty

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National Marine Park

Bunaken is one of Indonesia's national marine park which located in North Sulawesi, consists 5 islands where 5 km long Bunaken island itself as the main one, with total of nearly 50 snorkelling/diving spots. The islands are Bunaken, Manado Tua, Siladen, Mantehage, and Nain.

Those islands offer great beaches and shallow wide reefs platform with various species of live corals and sea animals/fishes. About 200-300 meters offshore Bunaken island, lays one long drop-off coral cliff/wall that drop from 5 meters deep to 300-1500 meters deep, good spots for shallow and deep sea diving.

Location and transportation

Bunaken island is located about 15 km from Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi. It's about 15 minutes rides by speed boat. See Transportation section for more info on how to go to Bunaken island.

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  • In a nutshell:One of Indonesia's most beautiful marine park
  • Last visit to Pulau Bunaken: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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