Dive in Bunaken National Park from Gorgeous Siladen!

Overall Rating

9.8

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CatherineThevenin
FR
Catherine T verified review
Divemaster
300+ dives
10/10
about 1 hour ago

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Very pleasant stay. Warm welcome from Anna and Miguel, Very comfortable spacious room. Delicious food. And the SPA... Healthy marine life, turtles, macro etc... I did the "black water" dive, surprising and fun. I even took an Indonesian cooking class. I really recommend this little haven of peace.

AaronLeong
SG
Aaron L verified review
Open Water Diver
less than 50 dives
10/10
almost 2 years ago

It was an amazing experience living in Siladen Resort and Spa. Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The buffet spread options were limited but the quality of the food was impeccable. Waters were clear and got to see many interesting marine life during my dives. Definitely worth it.

VeroniqueAngot
FR
Véronique A verified review
Open Water Diver
300+ dives
9.3/10
about 4 years ago

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A great team, warm and competent, a warm welcome, a permanent and personalized attention. I was able to resume diving safely after 15 years and an accident. Happiness is in Siladen.

Why We Love It

Discover the smallest island of Bunaken National Park: Siladen. Just three kilometres from Bunaken island, the island is a quiet paradise: it has white sand-beaches and is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs that are perfect for snorkellers. The small eco resort, voted best eco resort in 2017 and 2018 by Dive Magazine, has been very involved in protecting the marine life since its opening in 2003. Dive up to four times a day or explore North Sulawesi with one of the many excursions organised by the eco resort!

Conservation

In 2004, the eco resort started a program to protect turtles - many thousands of baby turtles have hatched from their efforts. Mooring buoys have been installed for boats to safely anchor in the National Park without damaging the reef. The eco resort is committed to reducing waste as much as possible and has involved the local community in this effort.

Who Is It For?

For all levels of divers and snorkelers. Photographers will love the macro life of Bunaken. Aside from diving, there are plenty of activities available such as Manado sightseeing, trekking to a volcano, a highland tour, rafting, snorkeling, spending time at the beach, or indulging in some spa treatments.

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If you travel with kids, ask us about the family villa.

What's included?
  • Price per person for 7 nights, on a double occupancy basis
  • Full board: three meals per day, plus drinking water
  • Fifteen guided dives, including night dives
  • Airport return transfers
  • Taxes
What's not included?
  • Bunaken Marine Park Fee: €10, valid for the calendar year
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Equipment rental, diving courses
  • Excursions or spa treatments
  • Flight tickets and overnight stays at hotels before or after the stay
Dive Briefing!

Marine Life

  • At the heart of the Coral Triangle, the National Park comprises five islands - Bunaken, Siladen, Mantehage, Nain and Manado Tua, some of which go as deep as 600 meters (1,968 feet).
  • Over a thousand fish species and 600 coral species can be found in these regions.
  • Expect to see plenty of turtles, as well as tunas, trevallies, napoleon wrasses, barracudas, mandarin fish, cardinal fish, trigger fish, angel fish, butterfly fish, sweetlips, moray eels, groupers, hawkfish, and parrot fish.
  • Bunaken is also well-known by photographers for its critters: mandarin fish, sponge crabs, pygmy and pontohi sea horses, ghost pipe fish, and nudibranchs.

Dive Conditions

  • Season: March to October
  • Currents: Occasional mild to strong currents
  • Visibility: 15 to 50 m (50 to 164 ft)
  • Water Temperature: 27° to 30°C (81° to 86°F)
  • Depth: Shallow dives and some deep dives along walls

Dive Sites

  • 45 famous dive sites nearby
  • Some of the dive sites frequently visited are: Lekuan 1, 2, and 3, Celah Celah, Ron’s Point, Mike's Point, Sachiko's Point, Mola's Wreck, Barracuda Point, and Mandolin (to name a few).
  • Dusk, night dives, and night snorkeling are possible.

The Team

  • Operation created in 2001
  • Number of boats: 6
  • Courses up to Divemaster
  • Maximum number of people per dive guide: 4
  • Languages spoken: English, Italian, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Indonesian

Safety Information

  • Equipment Recommended: 3 to 5 mm wetsuit, dive computer, and safety buoy
  • Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend DAN Europe that has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
  • Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: Manado
Visas, Flights, and More!

Visa Requirements

  • Many nationalities are eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days. Others need to obtain a Visa on Arrival for 30 days at the major entry points to Indonesia. Visa on Arrival costs $37 (about ... EUR) and usually can be extended for another 30 days.
  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and have one full blank page
  • Must be able to show an onward ticket that departs before your visa expires
  • For official entry requirements for your nationality, consult Indonesia's Directorate General of Immigration

How to Get There

  • There are direct flights from Singapore or Jakarta to Manado (MDC)
  • The eco resort team will pick you up at the airport. The transfer to the eco-resort takes approximately one hour.

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  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, a rash guard, mosquito repellent, and walking shoes.
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