Bunaken

The Wonderful Diving Spot of Bunaken National Marine Park

The Wonderful Diving Spot of Bunaken National Marine Park

Bunaken – Full of natural wonders, and offers an unsurpassed level almost in marine biodiversity in North Sulawesi and has become one of the worlds eco-tourism and adventure tourism in recent years. Today, a large number of divers travel to this remote part of Indonesia, to taste some of the best dive sites can be found anywhere in the entire South East Asia.

Bunaken
Bunaken

The focus in North Sulwesi diving in two main areas these are the Bunaken National Marine Park and the famous diving spot of Lembeh Strait. There are other spot where good diving is offered in North Sulwesi, including scuba diving sites in Singheh and Bangka Island, but the dive sites in Bunaken and Lembeh that attract large numbers of divers in here year after year.

Bunaken was established in 1991, the deep waters in the park offers one of the greatest marine biodiversity where is can’t be found anywhere in the world. A home to more than 70% of all fish species are found throughout the Pacific region of the West Indies, Bunaken water is home to a fantastic array of marine life and coral reefs.

The scuba diving in Bunaken National Marine Park is mostly characterised by a vertical wall that surrounds almost marvelous the island. Along the walls, caves, array of cracks, crevices are home to a wide variety of fish life during the day and night. Diving point including Black Rock and Fukui point offers divers access to the beautiful coral reefs and an amazing array in small marine life.

Bunaken Marine Park
Bunaken Marine Park (photo source : wikipedia.org)

Then, Lembeh Strait is recognized on a large scale as arable land diving capital of the world, offering what can only be described as an experience that is truly unique in diving. Shaped dive itself from the black sandy bottom of the sea in the region, which is home to a wide variety of creatures and small marine organisms. This is why the underwater photographers usulally choose the long journey to the strait, to taste some of the best opportunities for macro photography under the water.

Map of Bunaken National park diving
Map of Bunaken National park diving

The activity of diving is possible in North Sulwesi throughout of the year, despite the fact that the best conditions can be found at the end of March to November. During the period from January to March, heavy rains and high winds can be seen throughout the region, leaving unfavorable conditions for scuba diving.

Bunaken National Marine Park (Bunaken Island, Indonesia)
Bunaken National Marine Park (Bunaken Island, Indonesia)

Diving prices here usually varies from resort to resort. One thing for sure is that you need to pay admission to enter the park, whether you dive or not. There are five main islands that you can choose to visit: Bunaken, Manado, Montehagen, Nain and Siladen. Each island is different ecological and diving experience was different. Undoubtedly fantastic dive sites of Bunaken ensure a longer journey to get here was worth it, and leave you thinking when you can just go back!

That’s all about Bunaken. It is the right place to visit on your holiday. Just enjoy your holiday with your love and your family.