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Bunaken National Marine Park

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Address: Bunaken Island, North Sulawesi, Bunaken Island, Indonesia
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Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling

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Great Diving

Absolutely brilliant diving. Some of the best in South East Asia. Extremely diverse flora and fauna under the water including multiple turtle species, hard and soft corals, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Absolutely brilliant diving. Some of the best in South East Asia. Extremely diverse flora and fauna under the water including multiple turtle species, hard and soft corals, and white/black tip sharks. Water temp and visibility excellent. Suitable for all levels of divers (although beginners need to be mindful of fins!)

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Liked everything about this resort, really nothing to dislike ,staff are amazing, very polite and helpful, always happy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Likes: Underwater marine life, coral walls, a small village of Bunaken, the fun and laid back people of Bunaken island

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

TWO FISH DIVING was dangerous for the staff ie:Dive Masters only 1 day off a month, hence endangering the tourist divers.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We have dove around the world and this was the best diving we ever have had. Corals in great condition and plenty of sealife including lots of green turtles, sea snakes, and a host of other creatures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I liked the amazing diving from deep drift dives with sharks to macro on the walls to night dives and more. Only disliked one thing leaving again and again and again........

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Get yourself and your camera ready to shot amazing creatures down there, you'll live special moments underwater !! Please help to prevent pollution in the area, don't use plastic bottles, refill the one you already brought with you, be respectful and polite. Thanks

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Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

First stepped in the beach was very quiet here. The most disturbing is garbage strewn in every corner without anyone trying to clean it up. They just make a big hole in the sand and bury the garbage into. Very concerned about the situation in which we should keep the nature of garbage and plastic waste attack. They said that... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

For those keen on marine conservation, diving and snorkelling, Bunaken must be pretty high on your list of things to do. And what you have heard is all true. Crystal clear blue waters, intense corals, sheer drop off wall, and the wildlife. Oooh! But you better be prepared for the utmost basics in accommodation. Unspoilt natural beauty also means no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went during the low season, which I hear is a completely different story from visiting in the high season in terms of marine life, but I still had a great time. I forgot how many huge hawsbill turtles I lost count. Many schools of tuna, glassfish, lots of nudis and other great macro life as well. All in all, a... More 

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