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

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Bandung, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very good marine park to snorkling or diving. Best place to go with family or group. We have to go early in the morning to avoid wave when we go back to manado.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Well kept coral reef even if you don't dive in, you can still enjoy the beauty from the glass-floored boat which is so convenient. Once on shore, there are lots of mid-to-high-end resorts and also diving clubs to quench the thirst on snorkeling or diving. These are all completed with stunning view on the seashore, good accommodation, and most of... More

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Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Really great dive spots, best diving I've had. Nice weather, enormous amounts of different species (rays, sharks, turtles, you name it), awesome reef.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The walls are in good condition and the soft and hard coral great. Reef fish are abundant, and pretty, but its hard to see a big fish of any sort,. I imagine despite this being a marine park, it is fished out...however there are loads of lovely turtles complete with remora fish hanging on for dear life, and this is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What I liked: - the amazing underwater biodiversity. - the water clarity (underwater visibility over 50 meters, you can see far away while snorkeling/diving) - the lovely, polite local staff - the very knowledgeable diving instructor - the beautiful boat trip to the surrounding isles such as Manado Tua and Siladen - the staff's diligence in cleaning the beach immediately... More

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