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 80 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.
North Sulawesi dive site map
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.
Barracuda point

#4 - 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

#5 - 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.
Batu Kapal

#6 - 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.
Bimoli wreck

#7 - 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.
Molas Wreck

#8 - 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.
Tanjung Pisok

#9 - 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
Jalan Masuk

#10 - 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
Mandolin

#11 - 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

#12 - 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.
Divers Loge Lembeh House Reef

#13 - 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
Pantai Parigi

#14 - 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.
Alung Banua

#15 - 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.
Siladen Housereef

#16 - 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.
Cela Cela

#17 - 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

#18 - 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.
Panggulingan

#19 - 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.
Tanjung Kopi

#20 - 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

#21 - Negri

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Negri is also known as Negeri.
Muka Gereja

#22 - Muka Gereja

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Between the two churches of the island.
Aer Banua 3

#23 - 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

#24 - Bunaken Timur 1

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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Bunaken Timur 1 is also known as Timor I.
Siladen Pier

#25 - 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

#26 - 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

#27 - 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

#28 - 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.
Teluk Kembahu 1

#29 - Teluk Kembahu 1

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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

#30 - Kapal Indah

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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upright fishing boat in 26m of water
Lembeh Resort House Reef

#31 - 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

#32 - Teluk Kembahu 2

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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

#33 - Blue bay I

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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From Sahaung island in Bangka area.
Yellow koko

#34 - 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.
Batu Mandi

#35 - 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

#36 - Tg. Sampini

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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From Sahaung island in Bangka area.
Jahir

#37 - 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.
Jiko Yance

#38 - 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

#39 - 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.
Three Brothers Rock

#40 - 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.
Simone point

#41 - Simone point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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From Sahaung island in Bangka area.
Busa Bora

#42 - Busa Bora

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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From Sahaung island in Bangka area.
Sachikos point

#43 - 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.
Gabet

#44 - Gabet

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Good spot for muck and night diving
Sahaung

#45 - 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.
Hitam putih

#46 - 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

#47 - Yuki Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Lots of nudibranches and invertebrates can be spotted here.
Canyon

#48 - Canyon

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay

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

#49 - Bolung Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Good spot for a night dive. Sea hrses, (long armed) octopus and harlequin sweetlips can be found here.
Garim reef

#50 - Garim reef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay

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Garim reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Muka kuala

#51 - Muka kuala

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay

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Muka kuala is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Annie point

#52 - Annie point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay

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Annie point is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Henri point

#53 - Henri point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay

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

#54 - Batu punteng

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay

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

#55 - Tanjung bintang

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay

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Tanjung bintang is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Kalinaun bay which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Manado concrete reef

#56 - Manado concrete reef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Malalayang Beach close to Mapia Resort & Spa
Kungkungan house reef

#57 - Kungkungan house reef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Kungkungan 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.
Barracuda Point

#58 - Barracuda Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi

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Average horizontal visibility: 20 meters Minimum water temperature: 27° C Maximum water temperature: 29° C Bottom composition: Coral reef, Rubble, Rock, Sand Current: Off shore Marine life: Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Flounders, Gobies, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Shrimp, bump head Coral reef: Coverage. Type of coral reef: Patchy, submerge Highlight: Sculling Barracudas, sculling skip jack Barracuda Point is also known as Motolohu village.
Tanjung Kalapa

#59 - Tanjung Kalapa

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Tanjung Kalapa is also known as Coconut Corner.
Pygmy Point

#60 - Pygmy Point

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Pygmy seahorses lives on a huge Muricella seafan near 28m.
Critter Hunt

#61 - Critter Hunt

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Critter Hunt is also known as One Fin.
Aer Bajo 2

#62 - Aer Bajo 2

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Aer Bajo 2 is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Kuda Laut

#63 - Kuda Laut

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Lettuce corals with Mandarin fishes, cuttlefish, seahorses, octopus. Kuda Laut is also known as Lettuce Surpriz U.
Tasik Ria House reef

#64 - Tasik Ria House reef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Tasikria dive center house reef
Whale bones

#65 - Whale bones

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Bones of an old Sperm whale who has been sunk near Tasik Ria. The head is impressive; some wirbels and rippens remains nearby.
Lumba Lumba house reef

#66 - Lumba Lumba house reef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Lumba Lumba house reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Wallet

#67 - Wallet

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Muck dive in front of an abandonned bulding.
Tasik Ria Pier

#68 - Tasik Ria Pier

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado

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Tasik Ria Pier is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Batu Pelangi

#69 - Batu Pelangi

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Batu Pelangi is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Crab Wall

#70 - Crab Wall

Indonesia, Sulawesi

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Crab Wall is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Pasir Puth

#71 - Pasir Puth

Indonesia, Sulawesi

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Pasir Puth is also known as Pasir Putih.
Aer Banua 1

#72 - Aer Banua 1

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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

#73 - Aringkambin

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Aringkambin is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Nomad Divers Bangka House Reef

#74 - Nomad Divers Bangka House Reef

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Nomad Divers Bangka House Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Aer Banua 2

#75 - Aer Banua 2

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Aer Banua 2 is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Aer Banua 4

#76 - Aer Banua 4

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Aer Banua 4 is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
City Extra

#77 - City Extra

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken

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muck dive
Sabora 1

#78 - Sabora 1

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Sabora 1 is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Tanjung Arus

#79 - Tanjung Arus

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Bangka

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Tanjung Arus is also known as Goa TJG Arus, Cape Current.
Police Pier

#80 - Police Pier

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

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Police Pier is one of the best known sites at Lembeh Strait and it was one of the first dive sites in the area. The site is very typical for Lembeh, which means that you mainly dive on black sand and some rubbish. Here you can see fire urchins, Coleman shrimp, ornate ghostpipe fish, Banggai cardinal fish, frog fish and more. Best accessed by boat (various dive centers and liveaboards available)