Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in North Sulawesi

Ready to check out the best sites in North Sulawesi for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 127 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in North Sulawesi to suit your needs.
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California Dreaming

#1 - California Dreaming

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Great red gorgonians; coral gardens, including orange tree corals... Excellent for macro. Just south of Pulau Putus, on the other side of the small islet.
Pulau Putus

#2 - Pulau Putus

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Steep reef with good visibility. Nice corals, rare critters (shy jaw fish), and also some cleaning stations. Northwest coast of Lembeh Island.
Batu Kapal

#3 - Batu Kapal

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Great hard and soft corals; with a lot of yellow tube corals (Tubastrea). Great fish life, including Napoleon wrasses. Small islet located at the extreme north of Lembeh island.
Mawali Wreck

#4 - Mawali Wreck

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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The Mawali is a 65m long Japanese World War II steel cargo ship wreck. It was scuttled and sank by USS aircraft in 1944. The Malawi now lies on its port side between 15 to 30 m deep. The highlight of the dive is its many large lionfish around the masts. Approx 4 km south of Lembeh resorts (10 mins by boat). Mawali Wreck is also known as Tanduk Rusa wreck, Sekino Maru.
Tanjung Pisok

#5 - Tanjung Pisok

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Gentle slope then a wall. Sharks may be seen in the area. Close to the Thalassa resort
Barracuda point

#6 - Barracuda point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Great wall and huge blackfin barracudas shoals, , jacks, tunas and occasionally grey sharks and hammerhead sharks. Northwest side of Montehage island Barracuda point is also known as Barakuda.
Tangkasi

#7 - Tangkasi

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Starting from a sandy slope, then moving to a wall. nice corals and soft corals. Many sea fans and barrels sponges. Eastern side of Montehage island Tangkasi is also known as Tangka Si.
Tanjung Tihowo

#8 - Tanjung Tihowo

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Sandy area with coral boulders; there is also a small wooden wreck at about 24m. Close to the Santika Resort, near Badjo Kima. Tanjung Tihowo is also known as Tanjung Tiwoho, Kalunpang.
Siladen Timur

#9 - Siladen Timur

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Siladen Timur is located on the east side of Siladen Island.
Critter Circus

#10 - Critter Circus

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Sandy area with coral blocks and artificial structures. This is a very rich marine life including squids, Mandarin dragonets, Black Harlequin ghostfishes, etc. Close to the Tasik Ria Resort.
Bango

#11 - Bango

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Slope with outstanding soft corals Southern point of Montehage island, near the village of bango.
Batu Kapal

#12 - Batu Kapal

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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This is a huge underwater pinnacle divided from the reef by a deep canyon. The interesting part of this dive starts at 40m deep; it is for very advanced divers ONLY. The caves are near 60m deep. The reef around is also nice, some dolphins or pilot whales may be seen. Southwest side of Nain island. Approx 40 min from Bunaken Island. Batu Kapal is also known as Ship Rock.
Poopoh

#13 - Poopoh

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Seagrass beds and sponges, then a slope with dark sand that hosts a lot of marine life; including the famous weedy scorpionfishes (Rhinopias frondosa). Tanawangko, south of Manado and close to the Minahasa Lagoon Resort at the foot of the Lokon volcano Poopoh is also known as Popo.
Bimoli wreck

#14 - Bimoli wreck

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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The Bimoli was 100m long Japanese freighter which sank during the second world war (torpedoed by USS submarine Swordfish January 24th, 1942). It was carrying bakelite, which is still there. She now lies on her starboard at a maximum of 35m deep (top around 18m, propeller at at 30m). The Bimoli lies just west to Bitung, in the middle of the strait. Bimoli wreck is also known as Myoken Maru.
Muka Kampung

#15 - Muka Kampung

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Drift dive wher you can encounter see eagle ray, stingray and thousands of butterfly fish. Situated opposite to the village of Bunaken; southeast tip of the island. Muka Kampung is also known as Depan Kampung.
Molas Wreck

#16 - Molas Wreck

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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The ship sunk in this site, probably was Japanese cargo Kongo Maru nº 21 (411 GRT / built 1942). This ship ship was attacked and sunk 24/8/44 by USS airplanes. Just 5 minutes from Molas Beach, close to Baraccuda Dive Center and NDC Molas Wreck is also known as Kongo Maru nº 21.
Jalan Masuk

#17 - Jalan Masuk

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Nice wall dive with bluespotted stingrays South of Nain Island. Approx 40 min from Bunaken
Gorango

#18 - Gorango

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Wall with many cracks and canyons Western side of Montehage island
Lekuan I

#19 - Lekuan I

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Great island little remote and when is was there no electricity, love that. Southern side of Bunaken island.
Mandolin

#20 - Mandolin

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Fantastic drift dive with turtles, shark, eagle ray, fusilier, moray eels etc. In the strait between Bunaken and Manado Tua Mandolin is also known as Mandolin Point.
Siladen Utara

#21 - Siladen Utara

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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A great variety of sea slugs. Great place for macro photographers. Northwest side of Siladen Siladen Utara is also known as Spaghetti Crossing.
Angel's Window

#22 - Angel's Window

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Angel's Window of the better dive sites at Lembeh Strait. The site has the usual load of strange critters, but here you're partialy diving on a reef instead of a muck environment. It is a really beautiful dive. Highly Recommended. Angel's Window is accessed by boat from many dive centers at Lembeh Strait. Angel's Window is also known as Angel Window.
Air Prang

#23 - Air Prang

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Air Prang is probably one of the most interesting sites at Lembeh Strait. There is always a lot of cool stuff to be seen. Highlights in the past few years included Rhinopias Frondosa, Rhinopias Eschmeyri, Bobbit worms, Ribbon eels and more. Highly recommended! Access by boat (various dive centers and liveaboards available) Air Prang is also known as Aer Perang.
Serena

#24 - Serena

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Serena didn't look very promising at first, but we were able to observe a blue ring octopus for quite a while and spotted some frog fish, cuttle fish and robust ghost pipe fish too. Access by boat (various dive centers and liveaboards available)
Divers Loge Lembeh House Reef

#25 - Divers Loge Lembeh House Reef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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The main attraction at the House Reef of Divers Lodge Lembeh is a area with a lot of coral debris in a depth of about 6m which is inhabited by a large number of Mandarin fish. They are most active during dawn. On the deeper parts of the reef there are also other interesting animals like ornate ghostpipe fish Access by boat from Divers Lodge Lembeh
Tanduk Russa

#26 - Tanduk Russa

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Tanduk Russa is a typical Lembeh Strait dive site, where you dive on black sand and search for strange critters. Access by boat from various dive centers and liveaboards
Pantai Parigi

#27 - Pantai Parigi

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Pantai Parigi is another muck diving site at Lembeh Strait. In the shallow part of the dive site the are some coral blocks where you can find pipefish, tiny sea dragons and some nudibranch. In the deeper parts of the site you dive again on black sand and stand a good chance to see smashing mantis shrimp, frog fish, nudibrach and if you are lucky a wonderpus or a mimic octopus. Access by boat (various dive centers and liveaboards available) Pantai Parigi is also known as Pante Pargi.
Nudi Falls

#28 - Nudi Falls

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Nudi Falls is one of the best known sites at Lembeh Strait. From the surface down to about 10m the is a wall which is covered with corals and lots of hydroids. On this wall you can also find many nudibrach if you dive there at the right time of the year. The deeper parts of the site has black sand ground with some coral blocks and there is a beautiful soft coral field on 23m. Access by boat only (various dive centers and liveaboards available)
Lekuan II

#29 - Lekuan II

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Lekuan II is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Alung Banua

#30 - Alung Banua

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Southern side of Bunaken island. The name Alban comes from ALung BANua. Alung Banua is also known as Alban.
Fukui Point

#31 - Fukui Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Fukui Point is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Siladen Housereef

#32 - Siladen Housereef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Siladen Housereef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Dalton Point

#33 - Dalton Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Dalton Point is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Cela Cela

#34 - Cela Cela

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Cela Cela is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Tenga

#35 - Tenga

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Tenga is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Raymond Point

#36 - Raymond Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Raymond Point is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Lekuan III

#37 - Lekuan III

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Lekuan III is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Bunaken Fukui

#38 - Bunaken Fukui

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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At this dive site you can practically always see a large group of mackerels and batfish but also sometimes barracudas and shark. Coral cover is not so nice, specially around the 5 giant tridacna shells (giant clams) it is badly broken, but it is still a very nice place to dive because of the large schools of fish. Currents can sometimes be quite strong with down currents. Bunaken Fukui is also known as Stingray Point.
Panggulingan

#39 - Panggulingan

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Panggulingan is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Mike's Point

#40 - Mike's Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Mike's Point is also known as Mikes Point.
Tanjung Kopi

#41 - Tanjung Kopi

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Tanjung Kopi is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Negri

#42 - Negri

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Negri is also known as Negeri.
Muka Gereja

#43 - Muka Gereja

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Between the two churches of the island.
Tanjun Parigi

#44 - Tanjun Parigi

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Tanjun Parigi is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Aer Banua 3

#45 - Aer Banua 3

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Aer Banua 3 is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Bunaken Timur 1

#46 - Bunaken Timur 1

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Bunaken Timur 1 is also known as Timor I.
Bunaken Timur 2

#47 - Bunaken Timur 2

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Bunaken Timur 2 is also known as Posi Posi, Timor II.
Siladen Pier

#48 - Siladen Pier

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Nice spot for blue ring octopus (or so we were told). Siladen Pier is also known as Siladen Point.
Batu pendeta

#49 - Batu pendeta

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay

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Batu pendeta is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Hairball Two

#50 - Hairball Two

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Hairball Two is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Hairball One

#51 - Hairball One

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Hairball One is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Batu sandar

#52 - Batu sandar

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Batu sandar is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Teluk Kembahu 1

#53 - Teluk Kembahu 1

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Teluk Kembahu 1 is also known as TK 1, TK1.
Kapal Indah

#54 - Kapal Indah

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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upright fishing boat in 26m of water
Teluk Kembahu 3

#55 - Teluk Kembahu 3

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Teluk Kembahu 3 is also known as TK 3, TK3.
Lembeh Resort House Reef

#56 - Lembeh Resort House Reef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Lembeh Resort House Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Teluk Kembahu 2

#57 - Teluk Kembahu 2

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Teluk Kembahu 2 is also known as TK 2, TK2.
Blue bay I

#58 - Blue bay I

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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From Sahaung island in Bangka area.
Yellow koko

#59 - Yellow koko

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Yellow koko is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Goby A' Crab

#60 - Goby A' Crab

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Goby A' Crab is also known as Goby-A-Crab.
Batu Mandi

#61 - Batu Mandi

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Spotted octopus, frogfish and flatheads here. Current can be quite strong! From Sahaung island in Bangka area. Batu Mandi is also known as Machiko Point.
Tg. Sampini

#62 - Tg. Sampini

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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From Sahaung island in Bangka area.
Jahir

#63 - Jahir

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Jahir is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Aw Shucks

#64 - Aw Shucks

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Aw Shucks is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Jiko Yance

#65 - Jiko Yance

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Jiko Yance is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Pulau Abadi

#66 - Pulau Abadi

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Pulau Abadi is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Makawide

#67 - Makawide

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Makawide is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Three Brothers Rock

#68 - Three Brothers Rock

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Three Brothers Rock is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Rons Point

#69 - Rons Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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From Bunaken island .There is a diving center Bastianos Diving resort.
Simone point

#70 - Simone point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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From Sahaung island in Bangka area.
Busa Bora

#71 - Busa Bora

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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From Sahaung island in Bangka area.
Sachikos point

#72 - Sachikos point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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From Bunaken island .There is a diving center Bastianos Diving resort. Sachikos point is also known as Sachiko Point.
Pieter's Point

#73 - Pieter's Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Good spot for a shallow muck dive. Sea horses, frogfish and nudibranches can be found here. The site has been named after the Dutch Royal Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven who is said to visit this quiet divesite every now and then.
Polytechnic Housereef

#74 - Polytechnic Housereef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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A patchy reef and muck substrate, a sites mostly used for training the students Just a minute away from a Marine Ecotourism Campus (Manado State Polytechnic)
TNI AL-Miori Housereef

#75 - TNI AL-Miori Housereef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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A complete ecosystem represent a mix patchy reef, muck and seagrass (Halophila sp and Syringodium, etc) from a stony shore to about 10 meter deep; continue with a muck or sand partly covered to about 30m deep or more. In about 10 meter deep an artificial reefBLOCK was deployed as a housereef, a conservation contribution from INDC (Indonesian Navy Diving Club) and MIORI DC, it also mark a historical sites whic set a new Guiness World Record of the Largest Scuba Diving Lesson and the most people Scuba Diving Simultaneously (more than 2,000 SCUBA divers) achieved by Indonesian Navy during The 64th Indonesian National Day Ceremony (17 August 2009). Share a same area with the only public beach in Manado, just a minute away from Larascasse resort, Dragonet and the terminal of Malalayang.
Magic Rock

#76 - Magic Rock

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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The electric shell can be found here.
Masuk II

#77 - Masuk II

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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This site is just outside the jetty of the Thalassa Dive Centre. Langoustines, crab, nudibranches and snake eels can be spotted here.
Gabet

#78 - Gabet

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Good spot for muck and night diving
Black Rock

#79 - Black Rock

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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You can start this dive as a muck dive looking for ghost pipefish, stargazers, sepia's and flounders. You can finish the dive on the shallow reef where harlequin sweetlips and mandarin fishes can be spotted.
Sahaung

#80 - Sahaung

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Lots of puffers, porcupine fish, sepia's,. We spotted a white tip reef shark sleeping under a coral table. With a little luck you'll be able to find the world famous pygmee seahorse here.
Katarina Point

#81 - Katarina Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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This site was introduced by the Thalassa Dive Centre. During one dive we spotted several ribbon eels, morays, lionfish, boxer shripms, flounders, ghost pipefish and dragonets. It's a combined muck & reef dive.
Hitam putih

#82 - Hitam putih

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay

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Hitam putih is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Yuki Point

#83 - Yuki Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Lots of nudibranches and invertebrates can be spotted here.
Canyon

#84 - Canyon

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay

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