Find special Price for Booking Hotels anywhere
Bunaken in Manado Bay with an area 8.08 km ², located on the northern island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken is part of the government city of Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi. Around Bunaken Marine Park is part of the National Park which also includes the sea around the island of Manado Tua is Siladen and Mantehage.
In the Bunaken Marine Park, visitors can see an amazing variety of marine life which colorful. Aquatic Marine Park allows people can clearly see the variety of marine life. There are 13 types of coral reefs in this marine parkwhich dominated by marine rocks. The most interesting sights is the coral cliffs that rise vertically downwards as deep as 25-50meters.
Diving is the best way if you want to fully and clearly enjoying the panoramic beauty of the underwater Bunaken Marine Park. There are 23 places snorkeling or diving. Do not bother to bring their own diving equipment, because there rented equipment with prices ranging from $ 10 per day.
Not only see a line of fine milling variety of fish and marine pastures, you can also see more than 390 species of coral which exudes the charm of stunning. Unique scalloped shape, cracks up to a small cave or tunnel under the sea that may be impossible to find elsewhere.
Indulge your eyes with 91 fish at Bunaken Marine Park, including alocal gusimi horses fish, koi white, yellow tail lolosi, goropa, indigo trunkfish, and others. Divers can also find mollusks like giant clams, goat head, nautilus, and tunikates or askidian. For those of you who like scuba diving, this place is the best place. There are about 20 point dive, where divers will have the opportunity to swim in the ocean floor with which amazing variety of marine life.
Bunaken National Park was established in 1991 and is one of the world’s first marine park. In 2005, Bunaken a world heritage site in UNESCO Indonesia after registration. Bunaken National Park can be divided into two parts, namely the northern and southern parts. The northern part includes five islands, and coastal areas to Tiwoho between Molas Molas-called Coastal Wori. The southern part consists entirely Poopoh coastal area between the Village and Coastal Village Popareng called Arakan-Wawontulap. In this region, there are 22 villages with a population of about 35 thousand in habitants. Most of the work as farmers and fishermen as well as 25% of his work in the field of tourism.
You can explore the island on foot or using boats to move from one place to other place. Even just walking around the beach it was a pleasant experience. So, diving is not the only option. Another way is to use semi-submersible vessels are rented on Bunaken Island off the coast. These ships provide the walls of glass to enjoy the beauty and exoticism of Bunaken sea floor. There is also a Blue Banter submarines that will only operate at high tides. Sights gained more leverage though of course the pricing is much more expensive than semi-submersible glass-walled vessels.
To reach Manado, there are options which airlines serve the route, both from Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar and Sorong. From Jakarta, you can choose the Garuda Indonesia flies twice daily, 3 times a Lion Air and Batavia Air day twice a day, travel time during the journey takes approximately 3 hours drive. Bunaken Island is very easy to reach from Manado by motor boat. Departing from the port of Manado, Molas, Kalasey, and Tasik Ria Beach. Ferry boats from Manado to Bunaken depart at around 14:00 (depending on tides).
You should be aware that during the season between July and August visitors will usually be very crowded. Many resorts and dive operators will not be able to receive incoming tourists at that time because it was fully booked. Therefore, better make reservations in advance.
For boat rental place from Manado to Bunaken you can choose Bersehati Market and Marina. Rent a boat from Manado to Bunaken Bersehati market with rates between $30 – $40. Meanwhile, if the applicable rate of Marina is more expensive at about $60 – $80. More economical way is to join together with other tourists with traditional boat fare $5 per person. Only had to wait for a seat aboard the first new full set.
If you are a true adventurer, of course, will not pass to continue the nautical adventure in Raja Ampat and Wayag Island, in Papua.