Bunaken Island

Bunaken Island

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When Is the Best Time

When Is the Best Time

Bunaken is a whole year desitination.

Best months are May to September (the dry season). Wet season from November to February. It has a little affect to the visibility.

Peak season July and August which is higher priced and fully booked.

Dolphin and whale watching is offered in July and August.

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Where and Tips


Bunaken is famous for its underwater wild life. You are able to spot more fish species during one dive than living in the Caribbean Sea incl. the famous mandarin fish. It has five species of sea turtles and even white- and black tip reef sharks.



Leif, excellent diving spot. How long do you recommend to stay there? Did you see different turtle species? Your picture of the mandarin fish is sublime.


Hi Sarah1,

I've visited Bunaken three times so far and stayed always more than a week.
There are more than 50 dive stops; each with different species.
I've seen different turtle species but I can't tell you how many.
If you stay there I'd recommend to make a trip towards Bangka.

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