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Bunaken National Marine Park

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Manado, Bunaken Island, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just come back from a weeks holiday in the outstanding place and enjoyed every minute it was wonderful and the wildlife was incredible - truly beautiful place

1  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bunaken National Marine Park is one of 3 island in the west of Manado, North Sulawesi. Bunaken is the most popular beside Siladen and Naen. Since the boat charter is expensive enough so that better going there in a group of 10-15 persons. Actually the...More

1  Thank rpkusumaputra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area and super diving in pristine coral reefs. The variety in coral and marine life was superb!

1  Thank firmapal08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm water with excellent visibility. Only ran into a mild current one day. All walls with deep drop off. Very Healthy corals. Turtles, Turtles, Turtles. Take you time and drift as you explore the many species along and in the wall. Shark, Turtles (did I...More

1  Thank Mike T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great snorkelling near Siladen and Bunaken Islands - turtles,wide variety of fish and coral, . Sad to see the plastic rubbish on the beaches.

1  Thank Annette C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only for diving, also for snorkling: Bunaken is a top spot! Beautiful fish, turtles and a great reef!

1  Thank jack v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Wall dives with a variety of sea life and the most turtles I’ve ever seen over the course of a week of diving. Limited pelagics and big fish but there are some.

Thank OtterWynn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed there for 4 days to snorkel, chill out and relax. The island offers peaceful and calm feeling. But beware for the resorts because there are lots of people got kicked out for staying there but use another resort's boat to dive/snorkel. Do not...More

Thank gnamira
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great dive spots, around Bunaken and Siladen, You will see many turtles, some sharks and many many colourfull smaller stuff, Sometimes they have dolphins and orca's passing by but I did not see them. Coral is very healthy and full of live.

1  Thank Erik B
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Our family of four loved diving here. We need more marine reserves like this. Lovely colourful soft corals, heaps of reef fish and wee critters. The visibility was amazing and the water was warm (28 degrees) Diving here is like meditation !

Thank Sam H
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20 May 2016|
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Response from guidejotjelala | Reviewed this property |
If you like to snorkling it is my advice that you can use local on bunaken.
22 July 2015|
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Response from Boleslav | Reviewed this property |
Bangka is a lovely island and October is a good time to visit. The only month that is not good for diving and Snorkeling is August, because of large waves and a choppy sea.