Manado Bunaken Marine Park

Manado Bunaken Marine Park

Located in North Sulawesi, Bunaken Manado Marine Park offers a variety of activities for tourists who like to explore. For example, studying the life of marine life that you can only find in Indonesia.

This factor also invites local and domestic tourists to stop by to explore one of the tourist attraction in Manado this awesome one.

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Recommendations for Diving and Snorkeling Lovers

Ease of accessing points Diving and snorkeling is the main reason that attracts tourists to come to Bunaken Marine Park. If you need a recommendation, here are some locations that you can customize according to your personal preferences:

  • Fukui Point

Coming from a person of Japanese nationality, Fukui Point is home to unique fauna such as eels moray white-spotted, giant clam, sailing tangs, to red-tooth tigerfish. You will not find coral reefs when you stop by this Bunaken marine tourism dive point, but a low and steep downhill slope.

  • twist

There are three dots selam which you can visit in Lukuan. Likuan 1 and 2 are suitable places for those of you who are not experienced in diving. Tourists also have the opportunity to meet various fish and sharks here. While Likuan 3 is a place snorkeling which will introduce you to coral reefs, sea fan coral, to large sponges.

  • Village Front

The name is indeed unique, but Muka Kampung offers a variety of underwater terrain in Bunaken marine tourism. The types of animals that you will see are also somewhat different from previous locations. For example, sea caterpillars that often pass through coral reefs dendronephthya, big turtle, lobster, up to moorish idols and napoleon wrasses.

  • Cracks

Next are the crevices located in the southern part of Bunaken Island. You have to be careful when diving here because the surface currents are quite large. Even so, the gaps offer an impressive underwater panorama. Call it eagle rays to reef sharks that often swim among the algae that brush the sea walls.

  • Church Front

Located on Manado Tua Island, Muka Church has calm waters and good visibility as a point Diving and snorkeling Bunaken Marine Park. Besides being able to find marine animals such as white tip sharks, scorpionfish, to spotted eagle rays, you can also see the volcanic island as it rises back up to the surface.

Bunaken Marine Park
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New rules at Bunaken Marine Park

Before exploring Bunaken Marine Park, you need to pay attention to the new regulations that have been in effect since March 2018. The policy states that every tourist is obliged to plant coral reefs as a form of preserving marine life in Bunaken.

One of the reasons underlying the determination of this regulation is the low awareness of tourists about the deteriorating condition of coral reefs. Therefore, while enjoying Bunaken marine tourism, you can contribute to saving coral reefs by accelerating restoration through planting there.

Then, so that the program runs smoothly, the manager of the Bunaken Marine Park tries to socialize it with a number of travel agents. The goal is to prepare tourists who want to come to Bunaken. They also provide nursery locations that you can visit to plant the coral reefs.

You also don't have to worry about how to plant coral reefs, because the marine park manager is ready to guide you according to the procedure. After that, you can continue your activities there, including for Diving and snorkeling.

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Hopefully you can take part in various Bunaken marine tourism activities during your vacation while preserving the underwater environment there!

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