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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 sea life

Lots of turtles, some sharks and loads of nudibranch. There is unfortunately quite a lot of rubbish on some dives. You are literally jumping in to a sea of debris.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Lots of turtles, some sharks and loads of nudibranch. There is unfortunately quite a lot of rubbish on some dives. You are literally jumping in to a sea of debris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Come here for diving and snorkeling. Beaches aren't all that great and some may find them unclean. But the point of this island is the activities in the water. Highly recommended.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

nice, peaceful and serene despite not having fresh water supply but that didn't hampered or bring our spirit down. Haven for divers and snorkelers. Basically eat, dive/snorkel and sleep...and repeat. As for the food and local people, might not be the friendliest among all places that I have been to but heck care as long as you have the nature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Unfortunately i don’t dive yet, but i love snorkelling. I went in 3 different spots with an amazing marine biodiversity, small colourful fish and coral everywhere, but the rafts of floating trash spoils this snorkeling experience. There was a problem with rubbish because the currents carry the garbage to Bunaken from Manado City, this was the worst part of Bunaken.... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

About Bunaken: If you love diving and snorkeling, this is the place where you should visit. The water is very clear and clean. There are many fishes and many corals. This place is protected by local government and only allowed for tourism. No fishing allowed in Bunaken. How to get there: You can take a flight to Manado then take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

so many diving points. the water is very clear, the visibility is more than 20m. many turtles. but other special fishes depends on the season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was a great experience. The view is stunning, Bunaken has the amazing coral reef in indonesia. You could take a boat from Marine Harbor at Manado, it takes about 45 minute. The island itself in my opinion is not developed very well, but the beach is just beautiful. A must see in Indonesia!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I visited to bunaken only 1 day, went in morning and back to manado in evening using speed boat.. I spent my time to see underwator coral and also diving at some spot that have choosen by local guide.. So far the surface of coral has been damaged and lots of litter around bunaken sea. You cannot play sand or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had a 45 minute boat trip from Marine Harbour at Manado. After arrived at Bunaken, i spent hours for snorkeling and it was a great experience. It has amazing coral reef,and a stunning view of corals and fishes! Then i had lunch,fish with sambal dabu-dabu and cocount ice.Really want to go there again. I had a nice day,thank you bunaken!

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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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