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Friday, December 5, 2014

Amazing Diving and Snorkeling in Bunaken Marine Park, Sulawesi

Bunaken is a tourist place in Manado most popular. The number of tourist visits to the Bunaken Manado shows an upward trend year after year. Statistical data recorded at the end of August 2012, the number of tourists visiting Bunaken reached 29.739 people from within the country and from abroad. On average, the tourist attractions Bunaken, Manado is visited by more than 35 thousand people every year.

The beauty of coral reefs and underwater paradise in Bunaken Manado is the comparative advantage of the most alluring of a number of diving spots in the world. Bunaken Manado is one of the best in Indonesia, in addition to Raja Ampat in Papua and Sabang Weh island.

Bunaken Marine Park is located in the Bay of Manado, geographically located in north Sulawesi. Together with Siladen and Mantehage Island, Bunaken Marine Park to form a National Park Bunaken Manado. And Indonesian government has unveiled a few years ago.

Enchantment Bunaken Marine Park

Coral reefs in the underwater of Bunaken is an important part of the power of Bunaken Attraction. The coral reef is a place to live 2,000 species of fish and a variety of marine life. Common fish species are wrase, dansel, triggers, sweetlip, unicorns, and so on. Unique character Bunaken Marine Park is the depth of the sea that reach up to 1000 m.

On the inside of the ocean, you can see various kinds of large fish, there are tuna, marlin, shark hammer head, rays, screen, tuna, barracuda, dolphin, to whales. If you are lucky, you can even see the fish species that are rare and endangered species, such as dugongs, turtles, and coelacanths (coelacanth).

Characteristics of the underwater in Bunaken is the Underwater Great Walls, also called the hanging walls, which means that the walls of the giant rock that stands vertically and curved upward as high as 25-50 m. The coral walls is source of food for fish in the Gulf of Manado.

Snorkel and Diving in Bunaken

There are many places snorkel equipment rental and diving in Bunaken, prices ranging from Rp 150 thousand per person per day. On average, the price of equipment rental has been fixed and the same applies in various places in Bunaken rental. As an illustration, with Rp 150 thousand you will get equipment like masks snorkels, flippers, and wetsuit.

To take pictures underwater, you can also pay Rp 350 thousand. To get a snorkel guide, you will be charged the same amount of the snorkel equipment rental costs. If you have not been or are not accustomed to diving (diving), the guide will be ready to teach you the techniques of diving.

Other Activities Tourism Bunaken

Actually, just by walking around the beach in Bunaken alone has become an interesting experience. Therefore, the tourist attractions in Manado is indeed a beautiful beach panorama. Greenish seawater, marine natural scenery in Bunaken will leave a strong impression for you. If you like to walk across the sea Bunaken, then you can climb the catamaran, which is a glass vessel leased off the coast of Bunaken Island.

This catamaran walled glass, so you can enjoy the underwater beauty of Bunaken. Besides catamaran, there is also a submarine Blue Banter which will only operate during high tides. Of course, you have to spend quite a lot to be able to take the experience of marine tourism. However, the pleasure will be commensurate with the cost! Tourism activities so you can encounter in the sights Siladen in Manado.

Transportation from / to Bunaken Manado

Transport access to the sights Bunaken Manado is very easy. Sam Ratulangi Airport serves direct flight service from and to foreign countries, such as Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and Davao in the Philippines. The passenger terminal at the airport also has supporting facilities of international standard. To reach the city of Manado, you can use a taxi at a cost of IDR 150 thousand to IDR 200 thousand from the airport.

As for how to get to Bunaken Island from the city of Manado, there are two options left, ie from Bersehati Market or from the Marina. The market rental rate ship of Bunaken Bersehati to about IDR 300-400 thousand. Rates will be more expensive if you depart from the Marina, which ranges from IDR 600-800 thousand. Alternatively, you can use a traditional boat at a cost of only IDR 50 thousand per person. From the port of Manado to Bunaken Island will take about 30 minutes.

If you want directly to the dive sites in Bunaken Island, it will take about 20 minutes. If you depart from the Marina, you will be boarding a cruise, and this is the reason why the cost is greater, and traveled for 10-15 minutes to be able to Bunaken Island.

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