Bunaken Marine Park was one of the first marine parks in Indonesia and includes Bunaken, Siladen, Manado Tua, Mantehage, and Nain Island.
The area has outstanding marine biodiversity with staggering coral walls around Bunaken, the more recently discovered muck diving sites in Manado Bay and the stunning reefs around Bangka which, whilst not part of the park, are celebrated for their stunning soft corals, dugongs and marine biodiversity.
Bright blue waters, abundant marine life, healthy reefs, a thriving turtle population, resident dolphins and migrating pilot and sperm whales are definite highlights.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
The nearest airport is Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manado (MDC), which receives flights from Singapore as well as Bali, Jakarta and other cities in Indonesia.
Manado town centre is around 1.5 hours from the airport. If you are staying on Bunaken it is around 45 minutes by boat from Manado Harbour. Bangka Island is around a 2 hour drive from the airport and short boat ride. Diving is mainly resort based and most resorts offer airport pickups and transfers.