Comprised of a group of islands and the coastline near Manado, the Bunaken Marine Park is known for its sheer drops covered with sponges and all kinds of corals, dropping down 60-200 meters into the deep blue, The amount of turtles on these reefs is staggering. With the walls flanked by huge schools of colorful fish, a variety of camouflaged creatures await to be discovered in every nook and cranny of the northern Bunaken reefs.
The southern part however, is a completely different story — its sandy slopes are covered in sea grass, where you can spot grazing sea cows, and a macro environment of seahorses, scorpionfish, nudibranchs, sea slugs, octopi and a lot more. On the mainland, a varied topography of sandy slopes and rocky outcrops make every dive different. Closer to the resort, the site of Black Rock is where we do many of our night dives.