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Manado Bunaken - N.Sulawesi Indonesia

Paradise For Divers !!!

north-sulawesi.com Manado, the capital city of north Sulawesi, is a favorite spot for scuba-divers and skin divers.  Clear water and abundant marine life give divers hours of fun exploring its magnificent underwater gardens. Besides this, it boasts other attractions for non-divers such as wild animals unique to the region. Many divers find Manado unforgettable because of its "underwater great walls". Formed by the coral reefs sloping down suddenly or dropping vertically into hundreds of meters of water, the structures are widespread in the area.
In 1989, thanks to the efforts of Loky Herlambang, founder of Nusantara Diving Club and the pioneering dive operator here, 75,265 hectres of underwater area around Bunaken, Manado Tua, Siladen, Montehage and Nain islands became a national marine reserve: Taman Nasional Laut Bunaken-Manado Tua.

pigmy seahorse Marine life thrives in these underwater plateaus. Keep your eyes peeled for red and orange sponges, Christmas tree worms, clownfish, colorful as well as brown starfish and turtles. Surrounded by a steep fringing reef which drops down into a 200m wall, its beautiful underwater world has often been called the Bunaken sea gardens.  
The Bunaken-Manado Tua marine reserve is world-reknowned for its shallow coral gardens and plunging walls filled with more than 3000 species of fish and the largest variety of hard and soft corals found on the planet. Visibility at Bunaken is generally 25 to 40 meters and water temperatures are warm and pleasant. 

  Why Manado ?
A pristine coral reef. The Greatest biodiversity worldwide. Rare and strange photo subjects. Good transportation and Connections. Good value for your money. It's a very safe city and its people are friendly.
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How's The Weather In Manado
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Hotels,Resorts and Dive Centres
Manado offers a full range of accommodations - from luxurious resort hotels to simple backpackers' hostels, and everything in between.
For diving there are 5-stars IDC dive centre to choose from to marine biologists manned liveaboard dive boats.
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PADI Dive Centre
LumBa LumBa Diving

Manado Dive Sites Map
For a Manado dive sites map, check out this map by :: here.
Photos from Manado
Check out this site by UnderWater Colors.com here.
Trip Report
Check out this site by Mark Lloyd stays at The Bunaken's Froggies.

pigmy seahorse We are organising a group diving trip to Manado of 6Days / 5Nights. Accommodation and diving services provided by ##*# Resort. Price per diver . Limited space due to tight flight schedule.
For booking or other enquiry, email .JimScuba.. Trip details as listed below.
Dive Trip Schedule

Flight Schedule: By Silkair direct. 

Singapore to Manado MI 274  0955  arrive at Manado 1325hrs.
Manado to Singapore MI 273  1410  arrive at Singapore Changi Airport at approx 1730hrs.

Your Dive Program is as follows: 

Day 1   Land transfer to dive resort (approx hr). Follow by admin (waiver form, certification etc).Check in to resort. 1st dive will commence after settling down with rooms and equipment. Dive guides will be introduced to you and given a briefing by trip organizer.. check out dive at the house reef.  

Day 2 -  2 dives in Bunaken / Monthehage / Siladen / Manado Tua / Nain / Marine Park (Boat dive) 

Day 3 -   2 dives in Bunaken / Monthehage / Siladen / Manado Tua / Nain / Marine Park (Boat dive) 

Day 4 -   2 dives at Special HouseReef (Boat dive) 

Day 5 -    2 dives in Bunaken / Monthehage / Siladen / Manado Tua / Nain / Marine Park (Boat dive) 

Day 6 -    : Pack up/check equipment and prepare to leave dive resort. Land transfer at 1215hrs Manado time to Manado Samratulangi Airport follow by checking in.  

Return economy airfares by SilkAir.
Twin-share air-con accommodation for 5 nights.
9 boat dives
Use of dive boat, dive guide services, tanks and weight.
Dinner at resort and Lunch on site during diving
Transfers between Manado airport and resort. 

Bunaken Marine Park Fee
Other diving equipments not listed
Dive and travel insurance.
Additional dives.
All meals taken outside of resort.
All alcoholic and carbonated drinks. 

Please ensure that your passports are valid at least for one year and remember to bring your Certification card and log book . 

Manado Bunaken at its best....pictures by George Koh
blue Ribbon eel   sea horse  frog fish  pigmy seahorse  pipefish

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