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Bunaken Island

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Bunaken Island

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When Is the Best Time 

Bunaken is a whole year desitination.

Best months are May to September (the dry season). Wet season from November to February. It has a little affect to the visibility.

Peak season July and August which is higher priced and fully booked.

Dolphin and whale watching is offered in July and August.

Indonesia, Sulawesi
Review and Tips 

Bunaken is famous for its underwater wild life. You are able to spot more fish species during one dive than living in the Caribbean Sea incl. the famous mandarin fish. It has five species of sea turtles and even white- and black tip reef sharks.



May 24, 2016

Leif, excellent diving spot. How long do you recommend to stay there? Did you see different turtle species? Your picture of the mandarin fish is sublime.

May 28, 2016

Hi Sarah1,

I've visited Bunaken three times so far and stayed always more than a week.
There are more than 50 dive stops; each with different species.
I've seen different turtle species but I can't tell you how many.
If you stay there I'd recommend to make a trip towards Bangka.