When you are diving Bunaken, Manado, you actually dive in the protected area of Bunaken Marine Park consisting of the mainland along the coast of Manado and and five islands.
Bunaken Island is about 45mins from Manado, and 50% of the dive sites are based around Bunaken Island making it the main diving destination of the area.
Diving with Two Fish in Bunaken is diving made easy: after breakfast its a short walk to the beach where the dive boats and staff are ready for you; we depart for 2 morning dives at 8am with the surface interval on the boat with refreshments and great snorkelling; after the 2 morning dives we return to the resort for lunch; after lunch you can relax or do an afternoon dive; night dives are organised whenever you want to go!
Bunaken’s walls were officially voted the best walls in Asia* because they offer:
In Sept 2012 dive sites of Bunaken were ranked among the top in the world for marine diversity. The survey also described North Sulawesi as more diverse than Komodo and West Thailand. Read the story here.
*voted by Asian Diver magazine in 2004.
To take advantage of the abundance of reef life at shallow depths, we generally encourage our guests to dive no deeper than 25 meters & spend longer at shallow depths, meaning that dives are frequently more than 60 minutes.
If you wish to dive deeper – no problem, just let us know beforehand so we can schedule it in.
The coast off Manado offers an alternative to the beautiful walls in the form of sandy slopes.
These offer some amazing muck diving where you can spot sea horses, giant frogfishes, various types of ghost pipe fishes and many other critters.
There is even a ship wreck, home to schools of fish as well as hard and soft corals.