When you are diving Bunaken, Manado, you actually dive in the protected area of Bunaken Marine Park. The park is made up of the mainland along the coast of Manado, and five island. 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.
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
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.
While you are here diving Bunaken, why not take advantage of our instructors and take a course?
Not yet a diver? Many of our sites are ideal for a try-a-dive or the Open Water Diver course – a beautiful start to your scuba experience among award winning walls and reefs.
Doing an Indonesian Dive Safari with us? Spread any course over our three dive centers – Bunaken, Lembeh and Nusa Lembongan, Bali.
For information and prices of all courses we offer please click here.