Beauty is being able to Scuba Dive along with other creatures of the sea , moving to the rhythm of the waves? In the Bunaken Marine Park, you will encounter that beauty, and you can also get a glimpse of amazing sea life here.
Bunaken is an 8 km² island in the Bay of Manado, situated in the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken forms part of the administrative city of Manado , capital of North Sulawesi.
The marine Park around Bunaken is part of the National Park that also includes the ocean around the island of Manado Tua – or Old Manado, Siladen and Mantehage. Within the Bunaken Marine Park, visitors can see various unique and colorful marine life along its sea bed. To reach this park, you can take a motorboat.
The journey from Manado takes about 40 minutes. Entrance fee is 25,000 rupiahs per person per visit. The translucent waters of the Bunaken seas enable people to clearly view numerous sea life. There are 13 species of coral reefs in this park, dominated by edge ridges and block ridges of rocks.
The most attractive view is the steep vertical sloppy coral reef that plunges down as deep as 25-50 meters. Feast your eyes on 91 types of fish found in the Bunaken National Park.
Divers may also meet mollusk like the giant kima , goat head and nautilus. With about 20 scuba diving spots to choose from, divers will have the chance to swim below the sea, and frolic joyfully while admiring the sea creatures. Make sure to visit Bunaken during its best season between May to August. That way you can explore the Park to its fullest.
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Credit - indonesia.travel