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 Bunaken National Marine Park

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

English (Translate this text in English): Bunaken National Marine Park has some of the highest levels of marine biodiversity in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Bunaken is located at the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs administratively to the municipality of Manado.

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 890.65 km², 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.

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 to 29 °C) Pick any of group of interest - corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges - and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found. Source: Wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): Bunaken National Marine Park has some of the highest levels of marine biodiversity in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Bunaken is located at the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs administratively to the municipality of Manado.

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 890.65 km², 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.

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 to 29 °C) Pick any of group of interest - corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges - and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found. Source: Wikipedia.org

Bunaken National Marine Park has some of the highest levels of marine biodiversity in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Bunaken is located at the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs administratively to the municipality of Manado.

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 890.65 km², 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.

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 to 29 °C) Pick any of group of interest - corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges - and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found. Source: Wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): Bunaken National Marine Park has some of the highest levels of marine biodiversity in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Bunaken is located at the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs administratively to the municipality of Manado.

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 890.65 km², 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.

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 to 29 °C) Pick any of group of interest - corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges - and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found. Source: Wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): Bunaken National Marine Park has some of the highest levels of marine biodiversity in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Bunaken is located at the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs administratively to the municipality of Manado.

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 890.65 km², 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.

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 to 29 °C) Pick any of group of interest - corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges - and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found. Source: Wikipedia.org

Il parco nazionale marino di Bunaken ha alcuni dei più alti livelli di biodiversità marina al mondo. Le immersioni subacquee attirano all'isola molti visitatori. Bunaken si trova a nord dell'isola del Sulawesi, Indonesia. Amministrativamente appartiene alla municipalità di Manado.

Il parco nazionale marino di Bunaken è stato formalmente istituito nel 1991 ed è stato tra i primi del crescente sistema di parchi marini dell’Indonesia. Il parco copre una superficie totale di 890.65 km ², 97% dei quali sono coperti da acque tropicali calde e cristalline. Il restante 3% del parco è terrestre, ed include le cinque isole di Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain e Siladen. Anche se ciascuna di queste isole ha un proprio carattere speciale, è l'ecosistema acquatico che attira la maggior parte dei naturalisti.

Le acque del parco nazionale marino di Bunaken sono estremamente profonde (1566 m nella baia di Manado), chiare (fino a 35-40 m visibilità), di temperatura relativamente fresca (27-29 ° C). Scegli uno qualsiasi dei gruppi di interesse - coralli, pesci, echinodermi o spugne - ed il numero di famiglie, generi o specie è destinata ad essere sorprendentemente alto. Ad esempio, 7 delle 8 specie di vongole gigante esistenti al mondo, si trovano a Bunaken. Il parco ha circa 70 generi di coralli; confrontate questo con i soli 10 delle Hawaii. Sebbene il numero esatto delle specie ittiche sia sconosciuto, potrebbe essere leggermente superiore a quello delle Filippine, dove si trovano 2500 specie, o quasi il 70% di tutte le specie di pesci, conosciute nel Pacifico Indo-occidentale. Fonte: Wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): Bunaken National Marine Park has some of the highest levels of marine biodiversity in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Bunaken is located at the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs administratively to the municipality of Manado.

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 890.65 km², 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.

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 to 29 °C) Pick any of group of interest - corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges - and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found. Source: Wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): Bunaken National Marine Park has some of the highest levels of marine biodiversity in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Bunaken is located at the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs administratively to the municipality of Manado.

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 890.65 km², 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.

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 to 29 °C) Pick any of group of interest - corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges - and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found. Source: Wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): Bunaken National Marine Park has some of the highest levels of marine biodiversity in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Bunaken is located at the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs administratively to the municipality of Manado.

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 890.65 km², 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.

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 to 29 °C) Pick any of group of interest - corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges - and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found. Source: Wikipedia.org

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Alung Banua - / -
15 m 20 m All divers
Bango 3 / -
20 m 30 m CMAS * / OW
Barracuda point 6 / -
20 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Batu Kapal 2 / -
45 m 60 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Bunaken Fukui 3 / -
20 m 30 m CMAS * / OW
Bunaken Timur 1 3 / -
12 m 18.3 m All divers
Bunaken Timur 2 4 / 1
15 m 21.3 m All divers
Cela Cela 6 / -
15 m 60 m All divers
Cha Cha - / -
14 m 25 m CMAS * / OW
City Extra - / -
15 m 15 m CMAS * / OW
Dalton Point - / 1
20 m 30 m All divers
Fukui Point 4 / -
20 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Gorango - / -
20 m 35 m CMAS ** / AOW
Jalan Masuk - / -
20 m 30 m CMAS * / OW
Labasong - / -
18 m 30 m All divers
Lekuan I - / 1
15 m 40 m All divers
Lekuan II 3 / -
15 m 20 m All divers
Lekuan III 3 / 1
15 m 26.2 m All divers
Mandolin 1 / -
20 m 45 m CMAS * / OW
Mike's Point - / -
25 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Muka Gereja - / -
20 m 25 m All divers
Muka Kampung - / -
15 m 40 m CMAS * / OW
Negri - / 1
20 m 30 m All divers
Pangalisang - / -
15 m 40 m CMAS * / OW
Panggulingan 3 / -
20 m 30 m All divers
Raymond Point - / -
20 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Rons Point - / -
25 m 45 m All divers
Sachikos point 3 / 1
15 m 30 m All divers
Siladen Housereef - / -
15 m 22 m All divers
Siladen Pier - / -
12 m 18.3 m All divers
Siladen Timur - / -
20 m 35 m CMAS * / OW
Siladen Utara - / -
18 m 35 m CMAS * / OW
Tangkasi - / -
18 m 30 m CMAS * / OW
Tanjun Parigi - / -
20 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Tanjung Kopi 3 / -
30 m 20 m All divers
Tenga - / -
20 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW

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Pangalisang
By Tanduay
Oct 6, 2016
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Oct 6, 2016
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Oct 5, 2016
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Oct 4, 2016
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From Sep 29, 2016 to Oct 7, 2016

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From Apr 19, 2015 to May 2, 2015

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Trip: North Sulawesi 2010
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From Sep 10, 2010 to Sep 25, 2010

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Trip: Bunaken Marine Park Feb.2009
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From Feb 10, 2009 to Feb 16, 2009

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