What is Bunaken famous for?
Bunaken is one of Indonesia’s most famous diving and snorkeling areas and it draws visitors from all over the world.
Who mostly visit the Bunaken National Park?
Those twelve point dive are the most frequently visited by the divers or tourist who want to enjoy the beauty of the underwater scenery. Most of the 12 points dive in Bunaken Island is line from the southeast to the northwest of the island.
Where is Bunaken located?
Bunaken is an 8.08 km² island in the Bay of Manado, situated in the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken forms part of the administrative city of Manado, capital of North Sulawesi.
What can divers see in Bunaken marine National park?
What to see: turtles, damselfish, batfish, angel fish, reef sharks, lobsters, giant clams, dolphins, pilot whales.
What is the name of dormant volcano in Bunaken National Park?
Manado Tua is an inactive volcano formed in a classical cone shape with a 27-45′ slope. The island rises over 600 m above sea level, the highest elevation in the park. Bunaken Island has volcanic origins with a significant amount of uplifted fossil coral.
How do you get to Bunaken island?
How to get to Bunaken National Park. Bunaken island is only a 1 hour boat ride away from the city of Manado, North Sulawesi. The international airport in Manado (MDC) is easy to reach, with regular flights to and from Singapore, Jartaka, Bali and other airports within Indonesia.
How is the water of Bunaken?
The waters of Bunaken National Marine Park are extremely deep (1566 m in Manado Bay), clear (up to 35-40 m visibility), refreshing in temperature (27-29 C) and harbor some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken.
Why is Bunaken National Park called as the heart of the Golden Triangle?
Providing habitat to 390 species of fringing reef and barrier reef corals and many species of tropical fish, mollusc, reptile and marine mammal species, Bunaken Marine National Park is the heart of the Coral Triangle. Hence a trip to the Bunaken Marine Reserve needs proper planning.
What is the inactive volcano in Bunaken National Park like?
Manado Tua is an inactive volcano formed in a classical cone shape with a 27-45′ slope. The island rises over 600 m above sea level, the highest elevation in the park. Mantehage Island is relatively flat and seems to be sinking into the sea.
How do you get to Manado Indonesia?
So to arrive in Manado, the best way is to get a plane from Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Bali. On most of the flights there is a stop over in Makassar airport. Most of the resorts will arrange a private boat or charter boat for your transfer.
How do you get to Bunaken from Manado?