Who does not know Bunaken? foreign travelers were agreed, Bunaken is the perfect place to dive. There are a variety sorts of fish ornamental and coral reefs who charming in this place. so, Dive into the beauty!
Bunaken at Manado Bay, with an area of 8.08 km ², located on the northern island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken is part of the government city of Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi. The around of Bunaken marine park is part of the National Park. You can take it with a speed boat from Manado at a cost of Rp 25,000 per person for 40 minutes.
In the Bunaken Marine Park, visitors can see an amazing colorful variety of marine life.
Marine Park waters, allowing people could clearly see the variety of marine life. There are 13 types of coral reefs in this marine park which dominated by marine rocks. The most interesting sights is the coral cliffs that rise vertically downwards as deep as 25-50 meters.
Not only are coral reefs, there are 91 species of fish that are ready to accompany you. The types of fish such as local fish gusimi horse (Hippocampus), white koi (Seriola rivoliana), lolosi yellow tail (Lutjanus kasmira), goropa (Spilotocepsep hinephelus and hypselosoma Pseudanthias), indigo trunk (Scolopsis bilineatus), and others.
Divers can also find mollusks like giant clams (Tridacna gigas), the fish head of the goat (Cassis cornuta), nautilus (Nautilus pompillius), and tunikates or askidian.
For those of you who love scuba diving then this place is the best place. There are about 20 point dive, where divers will have the opportunity to swim in the ocean floor with an amazing variety of marine life. Sure, the underwater biota at any point of diving is different and beautiful. Do not forget to visit the Manado Tua, Siladen, and Mantehage, which has a beach that is no less beautiful.
Make sure you visit Bunaken during the best time is between May and August. In this month you can explore the whole of this beautiful marine park. The beauty of Bunaken will hypnotize you. The underwater world is well known by foreign tourists.
How to get there?
To reach Manado, there are options which airlines serve the route, both from Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar and Sorong. From Jakarta, you can choose the Garuda Indonesia, which flies twice a day, Lion Air, 3 times a day and Batavia Air, twice a day, the journey takes approximately 3 hours.
Bunaken Island is very easy to reach from Manado by motor boat. Departing from the seaport, Manado, Molas, Kalasey, and Tasik Ria Beach. Ferry boats from Manado to Bunaken depart at around 14:00 (depending on tides).