25 Januari 2009

Bunaken Island

Bunaken island is an area of 8.08 km ² in the Bay of Manado, which is located on the northern island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. This island is part of the city of Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi province, Indonesia. Bunaken Island is located to the Speed boat or hire a boat trip about 30 minutes from the port city of Manado. Around the island there is a Bunaken Bunaken marine park which is part of the Marine National Park Manado Tua. Parks sea marine biodiversity has one of the highest in the world. Scuba dive attract many visitors to this island. Overall Bunaken marine park covers area of 75,265 hectares with five islands that are in it, that is, the island of Manado Tua, Bunaken Island, Siladen Island, Pulau Mantehage following some children pulaunya, and Island Naen. Although the area covers 75,265 hectares, the location of dive (diving), only limited in each of the five beaches encircle the island.

Bunaken marine park has a 20 point dive (Dive spot) to vary with the depth of 1344 meters. 20 point from the suit, the 12 point dive in them around Bunaken Island. Twelve point dive this is the most frequently visited by divers and lovers of the beauty of the sea bottom.

Most of the 12 point dive in the Bunaken Island line from the southeast to the northwest island. In this region there is a great underwater walls, also called the hanging walls, or walls of a giant coral vertical stand and buckle up. Coral wall is also a source of food for fish in the waters around Bunaken Island.

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