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Bunaken Marine Park, Manado, North Sulawesi

25 August 2010 1,116 views No Comment

Diver Paradise

Talking about Manado, certainly can’t be separated from Bunaken Marine Park. Not only in Indonesia, that maritime tourism object is already famous all over the world. It’s the paradise for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts.

Visiting Manado, North Sulawesi, is not incomplete, if you don’t visit the Bunaken Marine Park. Although separated by the sea is from the mainland Manado and Sulawesi, it only takes a moment to reach it.

It took no more than 20 minutes from the port in Manado to Bunaken. Less than half of the course after the port, Bunaken coast came into view. The view presented is a cruise ships mingling with the fishing boats, moored in the coastal of settlement residents. Typical of the Bunaken coast is its yellow sand, differs to the other white-sand beach in general,

Diving or snorkeling can actually be done at any point on the coast of Bunaken. However, there are three points with the most most beautiful sea landscape.

In those three points, usually there are already tourists with their diving equipment. While at the surface, some people are having fun with their snorkeling equipment.

butterfly fish

Those who are not interested in diving or snorkeling, can sail with the aquarium-boat. The aquarium here is the wall of the boat which is made from glass so that passengers can see the underwater view. The aquarium-boat is ready to take tourists to the three points with the most beautiful scenery in the Bunaken marine park.


It won’t take long before we see butterfly fishes with their beautiful white-yellow colors.. White and yellow match the tiny body. Followed by angel fish pat in the water. The underwater landscape is just like a rainbow. Full color.


And it’s getting even more colorful with natural coral reefs below it. In one zone, there can be 91 kinds of fish with a variety of colors. You can imagine how lively and colorful the underwater scenery in Bunaken.


It took about 40 minutes to go around those three points. Occasionally, the a scene of fish and coral reefs is interspersed with the divers playing with the fishes.

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