Located in Sulawesi, at the centre of the Coral triangle area, the marine life in Manado is so diverse that you can see over 70% of all the fish species that exist in the Indo-Western Pacific.
Witness the diving paradise that is Manado as you dive in Bunaken Marine Park. Oceanic currents that sweep past Bunaken Island bring a steady supply of nutrients, not to mention, the island is near a volcanic area that is rich in minerals. All these nutrients support the superb biodiversity of the area.
Interesting features or species you can find while diving in Manado include dugongs, sperm whales, a huge variety of corals, and excellent wall diving. Muck diving is also available and the house reefs off the main island are treasure troves for macro life. Reef Sharks, turtles, eagle rays, frogfish, crocodile fish, mandarin fish, commensal shrimp, harlequinn shrimp, hairy squat lobsters, tuna… the list goes one. Whether you like the big stuff or the very small, Manado has dive sites for all divers.
Diving is possible all year round.
Best time is from April to September.