With more than 70% of all fish species that exist in Indo-Western Pacific, adored by underwater photgraphers, marine biologists and recreational divers, Manado is a dive destination not to be missed.
Manado offers a dominating volcanic landscape, creating a unique backdrop for you to discover.
You can dive all year-round here, and you’ll find amazing variety and exotic surroundings, home to many unusual marine species, for example the prehistoric fish “coelacanth”.
You can dive from the flat reefs to dramatic drop-offs, experience drift or current dives as well as wreck and night dives.
Awaiting you on the surface is the fascinating ‘Land of The Minahasas’.
Unsurpassed are the islands of the Bunaken National Marine Park.
Each island is surrounded a white sandy beach with the breathtaking beauty of colorful shallow coral reef and magnificent deeper coral gardens.
The water is usually calm and visibility often exceeds 30 m (I00 ft).
The water temperature remains about 30ºC (84ºF) all year round.
Excellent diving conditions can be found any tim
e of the year.
The coral reef formation begins with a flat reef to about 3 m deep, then it either slopes down forming underwater valleys, or drops off vertically hundreds of meters.
This forms fantastic “underwater great walls”, cut with many crevices, clefts, large caves and hanging masses of coral.
On these unique coral reefs, a tremendous collection of marine life thrives: Red and orange encrusting sponges.
Christmas-tree worms, basket and tube sponges, soft and hard cords of all colors, sea-fan, anemones guarded by clown fish while the larger pelagic species cruise in the distance.
Often seen are giant napoleon wrasse, angelfish, turtles, eagle rays, sharks, barracudas and dolphins. In short, over 3000 species of marine animals found here including the “infamous” pygmy seahorse – not larger than the size of your finger nail!
*****Also staying at the breath taking Manado Hotel: Cocotinos its every dives paradise after a fulfilling & enthralling day of diving! Cocotinos Manado was awarded “Excellence in Service Award 2009” by Scuba Diver Australasia (Issue 8/2009: Best Value Destinations)****
Join us on our Manado trip on 10 – 14 September 2014! Trip details below:
5D4N Manado Cocotinos Resort Leisure Dive Package
– S$879 per diver (Twin sharing)
– S$809 per diver (Triple sharing)
– S$739 per diver (Quad sharing)
– S$1,169 per diver (Single occupancy)
– 2 way land transfer between Manado Airport and Cocotinos Resort
– 4N full board accommodation at Cocotinos Resort (Garden room for Single, Twin and Triple sharing. Standard room for Quad sharing)
– Up to 8 guided boat dives at Bunaken Marine Park and 1 check out dive
– Weights and tanks
– Airfare between Singapore and Manado, Bunaken Marine Park fees of Rp50,000/person/day
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