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Bunaken National Marine Park

Bunaken Island, North Sulawesi, Bunaken Island, Indonesia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful coral walls and loads of turtles, the diving here is a must and a great place to have completed my open water course.

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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We travelled 25 hours flight from Europe to spend our holidays in North Sulawesi, and specially we spent a week in Bunaken island. As non-divers we choose Bunaken because it is a top destination for snorkel people as well. And it is. The underwater sea of Bunaken and North Sulawesi is unique and incredible. We have been to other coral... More

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Bacau, Romania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I stayed in Bunaken for one week and ( I was reticent for first,remembering Sapi,Sipadan, Los Roques and other places) I have to admit is one of the most spectacular places I ever been,thanks to the volcanic wall who is descending in the abyss... Wild life is very rich,well represented (turtles,sharks,corals etc...),not so far from the shore and ,very important,... More

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Nantes, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The location is wonderful, but Manado send to the island all their trashes by the sea...Help Bunaken to manage the trash or else the fishes, the turtles will be dead in few years....

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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Bunaken coral walls are fascinating, but there is lots of waste swimming in the ocean especially after rain (plastics etc.). Not nice, indeed.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have been Bunaken many times. The easiest place to get there is from Pasar Jengki, you can book a ship or speed boat privately or go together with others. If you are concern about the waves, the best time is in the morning, 9AM is the latest. Unfortunately, from time to time the quality of the Marine Park is... More

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Oxfordshire
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A great place to see wonderfully varied and beautiful marine life, both diving and snorkelling. Many turtles, sharks, eels, big fish, nudibranches, crabs, and of course the coral and coral fish. There is of course some plastic rubbish that floats in on some days on the current, but this is not a reason not to come. With more tourists, this... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great diving, loads of reef fish, plus larger life like Eagle Rays and Barracuda. All drift diving (drifts can be fast at times) on coral walls

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very nice corals and a paradise if you like to see small stuff when diving. Many turtles - and Mandarin fish.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Not really clean and just average, There's no something special anymore. But, still nicer compare the beach at Jakarta or other places beside Karimun Java. I've been to Raja Ampat and I think Raja Ampat, West Papua is a lot nice... more exotic...

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