Northern Sulawesi is most well know for the fantastic critter and macro diving found throughout the Lembeh Straits, and for the deep coral walls and drop-offs surrounding the Volcanic island of Bunaken.

Bunaken Island is situated just north of Manado, and is within the protected marine park of Bunaken National Park. The park was established in 1991, and is Indonesias first marine park. Because of it's location directly in the middle of the coral triangle, the reefs around the island boast a very high level of bio-diversity. It's very common to see turtles and Napolean wrasse in the same diving day as mandarin fish and smaller pygmy seahorses.

Lembeh is located off the eastern edge of northern Sulawesi, and is accessed through the small harbour town of Bitung, just an hours drive outside of Manado city proper. This strait is dotted with numerous bays, all with sandy, silty, mucky bottoms which are full of the strangest and wildest marine critters found anywhere in the world. Depending on the season, divers can see plenty of frogfish, including the hairy variety, all different species of Rhinopias, a huge diversity of nudibranches, and even the rare endemic Lembeh Seadragon.

Above water the entire area is covered by lush tropical forests with a backdrop of steep volcanic mountains. Wildlife is numerous and a part of everyday life. Bird watchers will be in paradise here, and in the evenings on Lembeh, it's even possible to see the tiny cup sized primates called Tarsiers (Tarsius tarsier) in procession off to their night-time hunting grounds.

Both Bunaken and Lembeh can easily be dived by either liveaboard or land based resorts. If divers are interested in the critters of Lembeh, than at least a week to dive in both is recommend, with 12 ñ 14 days even better. Both locations are accessed by flying into Manado, which has domestic connections to Jakarta and Makassar, and International links to Singapore.

Featured boats

Tambora is a professional dive yacht offers all luxury and amenities, it offers dive liveaboard trips all aournd Indonesia according to the season, it can accommodates up to 16 guests.

Aurora is a beautiful middle budget traditional Pinisi schooner, It offers liveaboard trips in Alor, Maluku, Banda Sea, Komodo, Raja Ampat area, it can accommodates only 15 guests on board.

Waow is an ultra-luxurious professional dive liveaboard running by a serious dive team, it offers dive liveaboard trips all around Indonesia sea according to the season, it can hosts up to 20 guests.

MantaMae is a super yacht which open up limitless possibilities to go anywhere in Indonesia that you desire. It can hosts max 8 guests per trip.

Coming trips

10/09/2017 to 19/09/2017

North Sulawesi

Sea Safari VI is a professional dive liveaboard running by SeaSafari Fleet, it offers liveaboard trip in Komodo, Banda Sea and Raja Ampart area, it can host max. 20 guests per trip.

24/09/2017 to 06/10/2017

North Sulawesi

Tambora is a professional dive yacht offers all luxury and amenities, it offers dive liveaboard trips all aournd Indonesia according to the season, it can accommodates up to 16 guests.

29/09/2017 to 11/10/2017

North Sulawesi

Raja Ampat Aggressor (formerly Ocean Rover) is a professional dive yatch running by Aggressor Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trips in Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay and Banda Sea, it can max. host 16 guests per trip.

13/11/2017 to 25/11/2017

North Sulawesi

Katharina is an Indonesian Buginese built, Phinisi styled motor sailing schooners which provide cruising liveaboard trips all around Indonesia. It can hosts max. 14 guests per trip.

22/01/2018 to 02/02/2018

North Sulawesi

Mermaid I is a professional dive yatch running by Mermaid Fleet, it offers deluxe dive liveaboard trips in Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea area, it can accommodates only 15 guests on board.

03/02/2018 to 14/02/2018

North Sulawesi

Mermaid I is a professional dive yatch running by Mermaid Fleet, it offers deluxe dive liveaboard trips in Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea area, it can accommodates only 15 guests on board.

06/03/2018 to 13/03/2018

North Sulawesi

Katharina is an Indonesian Buginese built, Phinisi styled motor sailing schooners which provide cruising liveaboard trips all around Indonesia. It can hosts max. 14 guests per trip.

16/03/2018 to 27/03/2018

North Sulawesi

Katharina is an Indonesian Buginese built, Phinisi styled motor sailing schooners which provide cruising liveaboard trips all around Indonesia. It can hosts max. 14 guests per trip.

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