Pulau Bunaken Sports & Outdoors

  • Humphead, Cheilinus undulatus, 190 cm.
    Humphead, Cheilinus undulatus, 190 cm.
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  • Yellowfin goatfish, Mulloides vanicolensis, 30 cm.
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  • Scratched Teira batfish, Platax teira, 45 cm.
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  • Diving in Sulawesi

    by Dirk007 Written Jan 3, 2012

    Nice diving and a lotb of animals.

    Diving at the dive sites in Sulawesi Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh Strait diving in place. Dive Travel report with hundreds of beautiful pictures of diving and landscape. http://www.adcdiving.be/sulawesi_manado_duiken_indonesie_2011.html

    Equipment: 3mm suit

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    Scuba Diving at Mandolin, Bunaken Island!

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Humphead/Giant/Napolean Wrasse,Cheilinus undulatus
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    This pure vertical wall faces Manado Tua. A very wide, flat reeftop extends perhaps 200 to 300m from shore. The wall itself extends around the point, bottoming out at a depth of more than 40m.

    The site is profusely covered in soft and stony corals with plenty of small hard-coral heads, many flat coral forms and plentiful gorgonians and sea whips.

    The site's exposed location on the tip of a reef has current but it also brings in some big pelagics and schooling species. Large schools of bigeye trevallies, yellowtail barracuda, Teira batfish and swarms of snappers, unicornfish and surgeonfish are all common. We even saw a Napolean Wrasse. There are often tuna off the reef, including monster Dogtooth weighing close to 100kg. Giant groupers and other species of grouper and rock cod are all well represented and there are some very big Longnose and other emperor varieties.

    The site is home to huge numbers of Pyramid Butterflyfish. Other butterflyfish species are common here. Regal, Emperor and Blue-faced Angelfish are plentiful. The site has lots of triggerfish, particularly the Clown variety, some very nice Picassos and Titans. Big Whitetip Reef Sharks, banded seasnakes (around 1m), moral eels, smaller tuna (around 0.9m) and green sea turtles are frequently seen.

    Equipment: Bring your own dive gears because that will save you money and you know the conditions of your equipment (eg. mask, wetsuit, fins, booties, BCD, regulator, dive computer and underwater camera).

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    Scuba Diving at Fukui

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Humphead, Cheilinus undulatus, 190 cm.
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    A sloping reef made up of a vast variety of corals. The reef is steep, with flat plateaux, drop-offs and sandy patches and is marked by an abundance of Acropora table formations, some forming huge fields. Brain and cabbage corals are prevalent, as are elkhorn forms, staghorn Acropora, needle corals and a wide variety of sponges - many large barrels, brown and blue tubes.

    There are lots of reef and pelagic fish. Large schools of trevallies (mostly bigeye) cruise the area. There are also big schools of snappers and sweetlips, both in many different varieties, large numbers of surgeonfish and Vlaming's unicornfish (including plentiful of bignose and humbback) and many groupers and parrotfish. There are plenty of angelfish, predominantly regal. Roundfaced batfish are common and the butterflyfish and damselfish populations are extensive.

    We even saw three napolean wrasses, five good-sized 'tridacna' giant clams lying in a row. A colony of garden eels, yellowfin goatfish, Teira batfish, white-spotted garden eels, red bass, freckled porcupinefish and Christmas tree worms. This dive has an easy, friendly feel to it. Don't miss it!

    Equipment: Bring your own dive gears because that will save you money and you know the conditions of your equipment (eg. mask, wetsuit, fins, booties, BCD, regulator, dive computer and underwater camera).

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    Scuba Diving at Lekuan 2

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a signature dive of the marine park. A deep vertical wall with a maximum depth well over 40m in places. This is one of the three sites, known collectively as Lekuan, along this outjutting section of Bunaken's coastal reef. The wall is split by occasional canyons, fissures and inlets.

    This site has good coverage of hard and soft corals. There are many sponges, in barrel and pipe forms, as well as numerous large and small gorgonians. This is a good spot for big fish with larger reef species and pelagics schooling off the reef-face in large numbers. In particular, many species of jacks and trevallies, especially Golden and Bigeye trevally. Snappers in red and midnight varieties are also plentiful. Unicornfish and surgeonfish, though less abundant, are notably present. Giant groupers and very large longnose emperors are common and Teira batfish, trumpetfish, filefish and porcupinefish abound. Big yellowfin and the more common dogtooth tuna can often be seen in the blue, as can great and barred barracuda. Sharks are less frequent but whitetip, blacktip and grey reefs are all possible.

    We also saw many pyramid butterflyfish, longfin and saddled bannerfish, pufferfish, Indo-Pacific sergeants, Oriental sweetlips, Meyer's butterflyfish, spine-cheek anemonefish, diagonal-banded sweetlips and Bleeker's parrotfish.

    Equipment: Bring your own dive gears because that will save you money and you know the conditions of your equipment (eg. mask, wetsuit, fins, booties, BCD, regulator, dive computer and underwater camera).

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