The Enchantment of Bunaken National Park Tourism: The Underwater Paradise of North Sulawesi

Travelling —Rabu, 6 Oct 2021 19:51
The Enchantment of Bunaken National Park Tourism: The Underwater Paradise of North Sulawesi
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BUNAKEN, JALANJALANAJA- Bunaken National Park is a marine park located in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The park is located in the Coral Triangle which is home to 390 species of coral reefs as well as various species of fish, molluscs, reptiles, and marine mammals.

Bunaken National Park is a representative of Indonesia's marine ecosystem, including sea grass, coral reefs, and coastal ecosystems. Bunaken National Park has a very rich coral reef ecosystem. There are about 390 species of coral reefs in this area.

The algae species that can be found in Bunaken National Park are Caulerpa, Halimeda, and Padina, while the most common seaweed species are Thalassia hemprichii, Enhallus acoroides, and Thalassaodendron ciliatum. Bunaken National Park also has various species of fish, marine mammals, reptiles, birds, mollusks and mangroves. About 90 species of fish live in the waters of this region.


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Address and Route Location

This National Park is located in the Manado area. So, native friends who want to visit this area can take a plane to Manado city first. Then, from Sam Ratulangi International Airport the journey continues to Manado City by using a taxi as the fastest and most convenient transportation.

From Manado, native friends will be directed to the Marina Blue Banter port. Then, take a boat to Bunaken Island which will take approximately 20 minutes. After that, native friends can have fun in this area.

Bunaken Marine Park has the highest biodiversity in the world. Circling the waters of Bunaken with a motorboat while seeing the clear seabed is a truly amazing experience.

With this motorboat we can go around the island and visit several other islands. Bunaken Marine Park has 20 dive spots with varying depths. Of the 20 diving points, 12 of them are located around Bunaken Island. These 12 dive points are the most frequented by divers and lovers of the beauty of the underwater scenery.

Bunaken Marine Park Diving Spot

In Bunaken marine park there are 40 dive sites that are rich in various beautiful coral reefs and tropical marine fish. Tourists who dive in the Bunaken marine park area can enjoy views of 150 species of fish from about 58 genera of fish and coral reefs.

You can also see algae species such as Caulerpa, Halimeda and Padina, as well as seaweed species such as Enhallus acoroides, Thalassia hemprichii, and Thalassaodendron ciliatum. The Marine Park also has various species of fish, including marine mammals, reptiles, birds, mollusks and mangroves. About 90 species of fish live in the waters of this region.

Therefore, many tourists come to visit to do diving activities in the Bunaken area. Bunaken Marine Park also has 20 dive spots that have varying depth levels. Of the 20 dive spots, there are 12 dive spots on Bunaken Island and are the most frequent dive sites visited by both local and foreign divers.

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Entrance Fee to Bunaken Marine Park

Entering the Bunaken Marine Park, each visitor will be charged an entrance ticket of IDR 50,000/person for one entry. And Rp. 150.000,-/person which is valid for 1 year. If you buy a ticket that is valid for 1 year, you will be given a badge made of plastic instead of a ticket.

For those of you who want to try diving in the Bunaken marine park, access to reach the Bunaken Marine Park can be reached by using transportation to Bunaken which is already available, namely a motorboat from the coast of Manado Bay. As for the facilities and accommodations in the Bunaken area, you can stay at hotels in the Bunaken area which are available with a variety of choices.

Hotels near Bunaken Marine Park

Several hotels near Bunaken Marine Park that you can choose from, namely Bunaken Island Dive Resort and Bunaken Divers Sea Breeze Resort. Both hotels are located on Bunaken Island. In addition, you can rent diving equipment while together with instructors who are fluent in several foreign languages, namely French, Dutch, English, and German.

Editor: RAP

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