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Diving in Bunaken, North Sulawesi

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Welcome to Bunaken

This is the main attraction of Manado and North Sulawesi, which is well known to divers around the world. Bunaken can be reached within approximately 30 minutes from many points in Manado by a chartered boat. How to get to Bunaken from Manado.

There is a favorite diving spot for many divers in Bunaken water, called Likuan II, where they can see more kinds of reef fish. There are more than 15,000 divers yearly per diving spot within Bunaken National Park. Non-divers may also enjoy seeing much of the best coral under the surface by snorkeling or through a glass-bottom boat.

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a view of Manado leaving for Bunaken
More detailed information on Bunaken is available here at: Otherwise you can visit their office at:

Balai Taman Nasional Bunaken

Location: Jl. Raya Molas, Manado
Tel/Fax: +62 431 859022

Facilities on the island : Resorts
Information center
Souvenir shops
Snorkeling equipments rental
Diving centers
Catamarans, etc
Admission charges : For foreigners: Rp. 150,000 (valid for one year) or Rp. 50,000 (daily pass)
For Indonesian: public Rp. 2,500 (daily pass)
Students (Indonesians) Rp. 1,000
How to get there : click here for transportation from Manado to Bunaken
Remarks : cash payment only

Apart from diving and snorkeling, there are two beautiful beaches to visit on Bunaken Island, Liang Beach and Pangalisang Beach.

Liang Beach

Liang Beach in Bunaken

Liang beach is a tourist area on the island and quite far from the nearest village on the island. There is an entrance fee.

Nearby facilities : Bunaken Information Center
Souvenir shops
Warung selling local dishes
How to get there : click here for transportation from Manado to Pangalisang Beach. Then take an ojek from there to Liang Beach, which costs about Rp.10,000 (expect to pay more due to a recent hike in fuel price) and it takes about 15 minutes (about 7 kilometers/4 miles). Otherwise, hire a private boat from Manado Port that can drop you off at this Liang Beach
Remarks : the beach is not always very clean

Pangalisang Beach

Pangalisang Beach, in Bunaken

This is a beach with mangroves where most of the villagers of Bunaken Island live. Facing Siladen Island, this beach is close to the best snorkeling sites on Bunaken Island.

Nearby attractions : Siladen Island
Some resorts/diving centers
How to get there : see above
Remarks : the beach is not always very clean

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Andiny 20 Sep 2014


Taman Nasional Bunaken adalah taman laut yang terletak di Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. Taman ini terletak di Segitiga Terumbu Karang, menjadi habitat bagi 390 spesies terumbu karang dan juga berbagai spesies ikan, moluska, reptil dan mamalia laut. Saya juga mempunyai tulisan yang sejenis mengenai Pariwisata yang bisa anda kunjungi di Pariwisata Indonesia


avien 20 Feb 2012


Taman Laut's beautifull

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