Bunaken Island Manado
Bunaken National Marine Park has an area of 75.265 ha. There are five islands which been included in this national park, they are Naen Island, Manado Tua Island, Bunaken Island and Mantehage Island as well as surrounding islands. The Bunaken National Marine Park geographically included as the waters of the Golden Triangle with more than 3000 fish species that can be found in Bunaken. The Golden Triangle area is the sea water link that connected to the Philippine Sea, the Indonesian Sea and Papuan Sea as well. Because of natural wealth in Bunaken, national and even international non-government organizations working together to carry out the coral reef and mangroves conservation here. Bunaken Island Manado is a must-visit destination for divers.
The tourist destination in Manado
When you visit Manado, North Sulawesi, then you should not miss the Bunaken National Marine Park. Bunaken is the most popular tourist attraction. Bunaken has an area approximately 8 square km which been located in the Manado Bay. Around Bunaken, there is a marine park which is also included in the part of Manado Tua Marine National Park. Bunaken is one of the marine parks that offers you with the highest marine biodiversity in the world, therefore, there are many tourists come to visit this place for diving in the Bunaken.
Great diving spots
In the Bunaken National Park, there are around 40 diving sites which offer you with so many beautiful coral reefs and tropical marine fish. Tourists who are diving in the Bunaken area will be treated with views of 150 species of fish.
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Here several best diving spots in Bunaken and Manado Tua
Bunaken Timor is one of the recommended snorkeling destinations, however, keep in mind that this place has strong underwater currents. You will find a lot of species that live in this area. In addition, there are a lot of fish species live in this area. In addition, there are several types of coral reefs that also decorate this underwater charm even though it might not as fine as other. However, you are still able to meet with the sharks, turtles, eagle rays and other big fishes here.
Just like other snorkeling spots in Bunaken, the Muka Gerea is a very beautiful place that you cannot miss at all. There are so many fish in the shallow water and throughout this stretch out towards the sea walls.
Mandolin is the marine park that offers you with coral walls and peaks which were inhabited by thousands of fish live in this hoarders, such as surgeonfish, unicornfish, shooter fish and bannerfish. The fish here were so tame and it is very easy to approach as well.
Baracudda Peak is one of the furthest snorkeling spots which been located in the northwest of Bunaken. In this place, you are able to find a giant Barracuda group were swimming along between tuna and jackfish as well. Therefore this place was called the Barracuda peak.
The ship wreckage in Manado
The ship wreckage in Manado offers you with a great underwater view in the depth about 78 feet or 23 meters under the sea. It was said that this ship was once owned by German Merchant who sank in 1942 near the Molas Beach. This ship was split in the middle so that it shows off the steering wheel and cargo grip. It can be seen around 10 to 15 meter. There are many many great spots for diving or snorkeling that show you with beautiful scenery underwater. Bunaken Island Manado should be included in your list when visiting Manado.