Indonesia is the best nation in the world regarding dive sites, and the Bunaken Marine Park does everything to maintain the prestigious reputation of Indonesia.
Bunaken is a little island in North Sulawesi. It’s become one of 5 islands that make up the Bunaken Marine Park, which was among the marine protected areas announced in Indonesia. The move by the Indonesian government was made due to the extreme marine biodiversity that the place supports. The islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Siladen, Mantehage, and Nain are still home to numerous endangered and rare marine creatures, including dugongs, whales, and large residents population of green sea turtles and dolphins. However, it isn’t only these”particular” species that make Bunaken an incredible diving destination.
Diving Bunaken Marine Park is all which it is possible to imagine and much more. The water would be the bluest of blues. The walls have been adorned with corals, the shallows inhabited by clouds of sea fish, turtles that are enormous laze upon scrutiny, and on ledges, the corals harbor all ways of macro creatures. Diversity is the term of the evening. In Bunaken clams won’t be only found by you, you will find seven out. Butterflyfish are located at each dive site, and you will find more than 33 species. The walls are encrusted over 70 reefs and with over 70 genera and subgenera of coral. You may have something to check out.
The bathymetry of this marine park is an attraction in itself. A continental shelf in the northern part of North Sulawesi’s absence means that the walls around Bunaken and its islands fall to the seafloor. When you hear divers speaking about the”giant partitions” in Bunaken, it is not an exaggeration, either in areas, the walls extend down to over 1,840 meters. This area’s geology is a significant contributing factor to the diversity of marine life that’s found here. Lunar driven currents along with the shape and positioning of the islands and the deep seas make rich upwellings which are then trapped between the landmasses.
Additionally, Bunaken boasts seagrass beds that are favored by dugongs, mangroves, sloping reefs, and also stunning shallow reef tops that are teeming with color and bursting with life.
The extraordinary underwater geology of the Bunaken Marine Park is reflected on property owing to the volatile volcanic origins that date back to between 1.5 and 5 million decades back. Manado Tua (see name image over ) is a dormant volcano using a traditional cone-like contour that peaks at 600 meters. Even though being low-lying, Bunaken was also shaped at the volcanic interval from considerable quantities of uplifted fossil lava. It’s fascinating to understand this history until you’re diving Bunaken Marine Park since you’re able to observe its signs all over you — both submerged when researching the partitions and property. In reality, if you live at Murex Manado, most of our perspectives in the front part of the hotel, and out of the outside dining room, gazebo and swimming pool are located all across the sea looking directly in the three islands of Manado Tua, Bunaken, and Siladen.
Are you a muck diving aficionado? Return to the resort for lunch and muck dive Manado Bay in the afternoons when diving from Murex Manado. We create a morning two dive trip into the Bunaken Marine Park — meaning you get the best of muck and reefs! For we offer day excursions to Bangka Island.
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