Sunday, 31 July 2011

Explore the Exotic of Bunaken Marine Park - Indonesia

Bunaken is an island covering an area of ​​8.08 km ² in Manado Bay, located on the northern island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. This island is part of the city of Manado, the provincial capital of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken island can be traveled by speed boat (speed boat) or a rented boat with about 30 minute trip from the port city of Manado. Bunaken Island Around Bunaken marine park there which is part of the Bunaken National Park.

Bunaken National Park is representative of Indonesian tropical water ecosystems consisting of mangrove ecosystems, seagrass beds, coral reefs and coastal ecosystems. In the northern part of the island are Bunaken Island, Manado Tua Island, Montehage Island, Siladen Island, Nain Island, Small Nain (Nain Kecil) island, and some coastal areas of Cape Pisok (Tanjung Pisok). While in the southern Cape include some Coconut Coast.

This marine park has a marine biodiversity one of the highest in the world. Bunaken National Park is one of the world's most beautiful marine park. Most of the coastal areas of mangrove forests and white sand. There is a sea of hard and soft coral reefs, steep rock walls with various shapes and colors of the sea. Recorded 13 genera of corals living in waters of Bunaken National Park, dominated by fringing reefs and coral reef barrier. Approximately 91 species of fish found in the waters of Bunaken National Park, including gusumi horse (Hippocampus horse), white OCI (Seriola rivoliana), yellow tail lolosi (Lutjanus kasmira), goropa (Ephinephelus spilotoceps hypselosoma), ila trunk (Scolopsis bilineatus), and others. Types of mollusks like giant clams (Tridacna gigas), head of the goat (Cassis cornuta), hollow nautilus (Nautilus pompillius) and tunikates / ascidian

Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Bunaken marine park has 20 point dive (dive spot) with varying depths of up to 1344 meters. From 20 points dive, 12 points located around Bunaken Island. Twelve point of diving is the most frequently visited by divers and underwater scenery lovers. Most of the 12 point dive in Bunaken Island lined up from the southeast to the northwest of the island. In this region there is a great underwater walls, also called the hanging walls, or walls of the giant rock that stands vertically and curved upward. The wall rock is also a food source for fish in the waters around the island

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Manado 95242, Sulawesi Utara
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