The underwater paradise of Bunaken National Marine Park is waiting to be explored with a guided trip. Boats depart daily from Grand Luley Manado’s private jetty three times a day. The ride over to Bunaken takes just 10 minutes, giving you flexibility to choose your own schedule. Your tours are conducted by a qualified team of multilingual instructors. Whether you’re a pro or totally new to diving, we’ll make sure you love exploring the spectacular waters and feeling safe doing it. If you’re looking for a particular species, our dive masters’ trained eyes have unique senses for specific marine species, large or small, so they can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
You will be picked up from Grand Luley Resort and transported to the Dive Center to measure your size and receive your equipment (fins, mask, snorkel, or wetsuit). The trip to Bunaken Island is just 10-minute by boat (conditions permitting). Once arriving in Bunaken National Marine Park, your underwater exploration begins. There will be several different spots during this trip and you may need to refill your energy between spots. But worry not, lunch will be served onboard! Bunaken National Marine Park is one of the best snorkeling destinations in Asia. It offers a rare combination of marine bio-diversity and warm water with up to 40-meter visibility. Find yourself mesmerized by thousand years old pristine reefs like you’ve never seen before. Guaranteed that once you get yourself in, you’ll look forward to the next opportunity to get back underwater.
North Sulawesi offers a wide range of contrasting dive sites, all of which are easily accessible. This includes the Bunaken National Marine Park which consists of five different islands. The topography includes plunging wall drop offs, overhangs and reef slopes. The visibility is generally excellent and you can expect long relaxing dives back-dropped by colorful seascapes. Sail to the east and find Bangka and Gangga Islands, featuring soft coral pinnacles and abundant branching corals. The black sand slopes of the Lembeh Strait are home to a wealth of rare critters ideal for divers with passion for photography. Lembeh is widely considered one of the top macro muck diving locations in the world! Sail to the east and find Bangka and Gangga Islands, featuring soft coral pinnacles and abundant branching corals. The black sand slopes of the Lembeh Strait are home to a wealth of rare critters ideal for divers with passion for photography. Lembeh is widely considered one of the top macro muck diving locations in the world! When exploring North Sulawesi, we recommend a safari style itinerary throughout the region featuring a broad range of marine environments. Itineraries can last anywhere between eight and 21 nights and can be tailored to suit. Combine walls, pinnacles, sand slopes and wrecks to your trip without the need to travel long distances. A day out of the water is recommended to see Sulawesi topside. The Minahasa Highlands comprise of a number of active volcanoes with stunning vistas out to the neighboring islands alongside lakes and traditional townships.
Night diving offers a vast array of dive opportunities that are normally not possible during daylight. While you can usually look around during a normal dive and see around you in every direction, a night dive means everything around you is focused on where your dive light is pointing. In the same way, daytime diving shows you an entire shelf of coral. Night diving challenges you to see a small part and observe everything about it. Night diving invites you to see a whole new world underwater. While some underwater creatures retreat to bed for the evening, others begin their day when the sun goes down.