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Indonesia’s best-kept underwater secret | The Straits Times

The waters in the diving and snorkeling sites around Bunaken offer crystal visibility, sometimes reaching 50m.

Biodiversity is rich, with a seemingly endless variety of fish big and small.

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Turtles are especially abundant, and it is common to see more than 10 on each dive.

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Blackwater diving, a night dive in the pitch black sea, reveals weird and wonderful sea creatures.

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The choice place to stay is the award-winning Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort and Spa.

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An undeniable highlight is the chance to see wild dolphins. Boats from Bunaken bring tourists mere centimetres from them.

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Lucky visitors might even find themselves in the middle of a super pod of hundreds of dolphins.

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Weekend Trip: Bunaken is Indonesia’s best-kept underwater secret

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