Bunaken Diving Trip
(Certified divers only)
Duration: Approximately 7-8 hours — Departure 7.30 AM
The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia’s growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 89,065 hectares, 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen.
The waters of Bunaken National Marine Park are extremely deep (1,566 m in Manado Bay), clear (up to 35-40 m visibility), refreshing in temperature (27-29 C) and harbor some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Pick any of group of interest – corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges – and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found.
You will be picked up from a Manado hotel at 7.30 AM, and then transported to a local dive center. Here, you will receive your dive equipment, then enjoy the 1 hour boat trip to Bunaken Island (conditions permitting). Lunch will be served on board.
Safari Tours Price
Includes: All transportation, up to 3 guided dives, use of equipment (tanks, weight belt, regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask and fins), use of towel, lunch, tax and service.
Not Included: Bunaken Entrance Fee IDR 150,000 (click here for info), payable to the dive center.