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Bunaken National Marine Park

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Address: Bunaken Island, North Sulawesi, Bunaken Island, Indonesia
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nice sea but the maintenance of the island a bit rusty

government need to maintain the island well, otherwise no one will come back to this place anymore. hope government in Manado read this.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

government need to maintain the island well, otherwise no one will come back to this place anymore. hope government in Manado read this.

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Thank Milanistti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

National marine park with top snorkeling spot! The thing to do in here is dive, dive, and dive! should try the scuba diving!

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Thank Happytummyy
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing reefs, very easy to get to from manado. Only a short ferry ride. we went on the local boat to the island that leaves mid afternoon from mando when it is full. entry was 150,000Rp when we were there.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Healthy reefs with many varieties of fish. Good wall diving. Lots of turtles. Some mild currents, but easy diving & good visibility.

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warsaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

coral reef in here is a wall ... great place to see underwater world. Snorkling and diving possible. Can see so many fishes and other animals like turtles , you can swim with turtles ... Live corals .. Colours like in the paradise .. Snorkling possible in many places ... Clear water and great views.. One concern .. Close to... More 

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1 Thank firma8
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had visited bunaken so many times, but i never get bored with it... I loved to relaxing here, just sitting here, view the ocean while i enjoyed my coconut n fried bananas... You can get here by boat from manado city, specifically from a place called marina or jengki... You have to rent boat and travel for about 20-30... More 

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ENGLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Snorkelling and diving here is not to be missed. World class coral walls and drop-offs. Typical coral triangle diving; long may it last. Any nature lover cannot fail to be enchanted by the myriad of fish, invertebrates, turtles and corals seen here, in great health and diversity.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing wall diving at Bunaken but they need to keep an eye on the rubbish floating over from Manado. It spoils the nature of a 'park'. Under the water, amazing.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to Bunaken 3 times, and planning the 4th one this year. It is one of the places I never get tired of, and I've been to Bali, Lombok, Komodo, Sumbawa, Pulau Weh, Krakatau, Thousand Islands, Karimunjawa and more. Bunaken is still the winner combining a shorter/easier commute with more underwater biodiversity to offer. A few low rating... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Just a short boat ride away from Manado, Bunaken offers excellent scuba diving. Be sure to stay on the island to take full advantage of all the diving opportunities it has to offer.

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