The best Sulawesi diving destinations

Waha pinnacle, Wakatobi Sulawesi Diving Credit to flickr

Sulawesi diving destinations offer everything that all divers want to experience for at least once in a lifetime. From the breathtaking reefs in Bangka-Gangga, the steep coral walls of Bunaken National Marine Park, to the enchanting world of nature’s little wonders in Lembeh Strait.

If you are not a diver, these destinations are also perfect for those who want to do snorkelling.

Sulawesi diving destinations

1. Bunaken Island, the diving destination in Sulawesi

Bunaken national marine park which stretches over 75,000 hectares in the deep waters of the Sulawesi Sea. It is one of the diving destinations in Sulawesi offering over 30 dive sites to explore.

This national park consists of five islands, those are Siladen, Montehage, Nain, Bunaken, and Manado Tua.

Bunaken is located at the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs administratively to the municipality of Manado.

Underwater life of Bunaken, one of the best Sulawesi diving destinations - Credit to Andrey Samsonov
Underwater life of Bunaken, one of the best Sulawesi diving destinations – Credit to Andrey Samsonov

2. Bangka island

Bangka Island is a small island located off of the northeastern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bangka is known for its unspoiled beaches and dive tourism.

Bangka Island diving North Sulawesi credit to Jason Lai
Bangka Island diving North Sulawesi credit to Jason Lai

3. Lembeh strait

Lembeh strait is the paradise on the earth for the diving lovers located on the Northeast side of Sulawesi island in Indonesia.

They say that Lembeh Strait is the Best Muck Diving place in the World. It is the home for magnificent and rare tiny marine creatures, if you are into underwater macro photography and love the critter, Lembeh Strait is for sure you Sulawesi diving destination.

Lembeh strait Diving - Credit to Alan Lee on flickr
Lembeh strait Diving – Credit to Alan Lee on flickr

4. Togian Islands – the world class diving destination

Another paradise on the earth for either diving or nature lovers, togian island is an untouched and pristine tropical island on the north of Sulawesi Indonesia, one of the best world class diving destinations.

In this island you can find all kind of reefs are presents, fringing, barrier and atolls. Caves, canyons, drop-offs, rocky formations abundant marine life allows spectaculars dives.

Togean Island Credit to Jelle Visser on flickr
Togean Island Credit to Jelle Visser on flickr

5. Una Una island

Una Una is part of Togean island, the pristine remote and volcanic island, it is a must visit diving site for the world divers.

Diving around the volcanic island of Una-una giving you opportunity to witness an incredible array of sponges of all size and shape diversity, some say it is the biggest in the world.

Una-Una Island Credit to intothegreen
Una-Una Island Credit to intothegreen

6. The hidden gem Wakatobi world class diving site

Sulawesi is the never ending diving destinations that you will keep you amazed with how incredible its marine life is, Wakatobi is a hidden gem offering spectacular experience for diving and snorkelling featuring the underwater life living in crystal clear water.

Waha pinnacle, Wakatobi Sulawesi Diving Credit to flickr
Waha pinnacle, Wakatobi Sulawesi Diving Credit to flickr

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