Indonesia is a country with vast natural beauty stretching from Sabang to Merouke, diversity of culture and tourism combined with the unique characteristics of each local community. Indonesia is rich in the beauty of nature tourism, marine tourism, cultural tourism, heritage tourism and other attractions.
As one of the excellent tourism city of Manado (North Sulawesi provincial capital), Bunaken National Park is touted as the world's most beautiful marine park. Bunaken Marine Park famous for its extensive coral reef formations and beautiful. As nature conservation areas or national parks in Indonesia, Bunaken Marine Park dive sites often used by domestic tourists and foreign tourists.
Of municipal government records Manado, Bunaken Island is one of five islands located a few kilometers from the coast of Manado City. Bunaken Marine Park area of 75.26 hectares of the most famous was situated very close to Manado, also includes the island of Manado Tua, Siladen island, island Mantehage, and Nain island. Its location is strategic enough - about 8 km from the mainland city of Manado - and can be reached within a half to two hours, making the National Park is easily visited by tourists.
Moreover, Bunaken Marine Park are among the 10 most popular diving places in the world. This place is visited by many tourists, especially divers because it offers a spectacular dive to a depth of 100 meters complete the charm of beautiful coral reef in it with warm sea water is refreshing.
Bunaken marine park has a 20 point dive (dive spots) with varying depths of up to 1344 meters. Of the 20 point dive, dive 12 points of which are located around Bunaken Island. The 12-point dive is the one most often visited by divers and lovers of the beauty of underwater scenery.
Most of the 12 point dive in Bunaken Island lined up from the southeast to the northwest of the island. In this region there is a great underwater walls, also called the hanging walls, or walls of the giant rock that stands vertically and curved upward. The wall rock is also a food source for fish in the waters around Bunaken Island.
How to reach the location can be achieved through the Port of Manado by motorboat to the island Siladen. While the Blue Banter Marina, the location can be achieved by using a yacht that is available to the tourist area on Bunaken Island in the distance of about 10-15 minutes. While the Port of NDC (Nusantara Diving Center) in District Molas, dive sites in Bunaken Island can be reached by speed boat in about 20 minutes. The best visiting season is a month from May to August each year.
Bunaken Marine Park is representative of Indonesian tropical water ecosystems consisting of mangrove ecosystems, seagrass beds, coral reefs, and terrestrial or coastal ecosystems. In the north of the island of Bunaken, Manado Tua island, island Montehage, Siladen island, the island of Nain, Nain Small island, and some coastal areas of Cape Pisok. While in the southern Cape coast includes some of Coconut.
Potential land islands in the national park is rich in species of palm, sago, woka, silar and coconut. Animal species that live on the mainland and the coast, among others, Sulawesi black macaques and deer.
This type of vegetation that grows in mangroves National Park is rich with various kinds of crab, shrimp, mollusks and various types of sea birds such as gulls, herons, sea virgin, and cangak sea.
Recorded at least 13 coral species live in the waters of Bunaken National Park, with the dominant type of fringing reefs and coral reef barrier. The most interesting is the vertical cliffs that extend as far as 25-50 meters.
Approximately 91 species of fish found in the waters of Bunaken National Park. Among the most famous horses are fish gusumi, OCI white, yellow tail lolosi, and goropa.
Some tourists say that Bunaken is "Amazing Paradise in the World!
Although I was born and grew up in the city of Manado, I'm just visiting this marine park once when I was sitting dibangku school (smp). At that time I did not dive to depths, but only occasionally swam beside the boat while diving to see the beautiful underwater panorama.
I guess this is one of the wonders of the world which belongs to Indonesia to continue preserved.
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