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Guide to Diving in The Bunaken Island


We can say with certainty that the island of Bunaken is indeed one of the most beautiful islands. The top activity that most people do in Bunaken is diving, which is no surprise considering the pristine ocean this island possesses. Therefore, everyone wants to immerse themselves in it and see its beauty. The island of Bunaken has also become a popular tourist destination over the years.

How to get there?

After arriving in Manado, you can either take a taxi or someone from the port to pick you up (if you have already booked a ticket). The only way to get to Bunaken is by boat, and there is no other option than that. The ship is operating till the night, so get your belongings ready on time till the guide fetches you to head to the island of Bunaken.

Reserve a resort

The important thing to do after arriving on the island is to reserve a resort. We know how you feel after seeing the beautiful ocean. But before jumping into the main activity, you need to find a place to stay first. Bunaken Beach Resort can be an option for that. It is located at the Pangalisang Beach (east side of Bunaken Island). From this side, you can see the beautiful view of the beach.

Fun things on the island

The main activities on this island are diving and snorkeling. In addition, you can also do some other interesting activities such as enjoying the beach from shallow water, hunting for sunset, and going to see dolphins.

Bunaken National Marine Park

If you are fish and other aquatic life enthusiasts, this place can instantly satisfy all your desires. If you like sightseeing, Bunaken National Marine Park is the recommended place you should visit. Here you can see beautiful fish swimming around and you can see beautiful corals. Do not forget to capture this beautiful moment with your camera, because you will not often see the landscapes only Bunaken has anywhere else.

Siladen SPA Diving Center

Diving SPA would be one of the best experiences of your life. You can only try this place while you are in Indonesia. If you want to polish your skill, try it. The service is very good too. However, have your sum large of money ready because this is not cheap.

Take a walk around the island.

Taking a walk around the island to see local activities is cool too. There are almost no motorcycles or cars on the island to be rented. You can only walk on your feet while enjoying the breeze. Not only can you feel the wind, but it can also be good for your mind.

Charter boat tour around the island

After you are satisfied from strolling around the neighborhood of Bunaken. The next thing you need to do is to rent a boat and set sail for the ocean. If you come during the dry season, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the world. Thanks to it, the water is more visible, so you can see the underwater clearer. The underwater beauty of Bunaken is very spectacular.


You can enjoy diving in Bunaken for two seasons. There are dry and rainy seasons. In the dry season, the water temperature is quite high. However, thanks to this, you can have much better visibility to see the water. This is a good idea for those who want to see all the creatures of Bunaken underwater. Then in the rainy season, the water temperature rises. The weather is rather cold, but diving in the rainy season could be a good idea for those who do not like hot water. What you need to pay attention to is that in this season you will run into rain quite often so it might be troublesome for some of you.


Last but not least, the activity we would like to recommend to you is  snorkeling if you are a professional or at least experienced in snorkeling. You can do snorkeling by yourself, however keep in mind that the water stream can sometimes be very dangerous. This is why it is necessary to ask someone who is good at that profession. So if you are not a professional, please ask for a guide to accompany you on a snorkeling trip at your resort. Don’t forget to go to the shallow coral garden. There, you can observe the rich life of plenty of coral reefs and other aquatic biodiverse. Do not forget that you have to pay extra cash for the snorkel suit.

Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts, or urban attractions, additional research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Bunaken by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.