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Is snorkelling here worthwhile?

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Is snorkelling here worthwhile?

We've read great things about Bunaken Marine Park but our main destination in the area is Raja Ampat. So, I was wondering if it would be redundant to spend some time before RA around Manado. A complication may be that our dates are in March but I've also read that Manado snorkelling is better in April.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Is snorkelling here worthwhile?

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2. Re: Is snorkelling here worthwhile?

I think it is worth to snorkel in Bunaken. The drop off is gorgeous.

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3. Re: Is snorkelling here worthwhile?

Bunaken has a good drop off and it's quite easy to spot Turtles, but if your heading to Raja 4. I think I'd advise you to spend more time there. There are so many beautiful snorkeling spots in Indonesia, you might need to come back

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4. Re: Is snorkelling here worthwhile?

I haven't been to RA (it is very high up the wishlist), I have been to nth Sulawesi. From what I understand of RA if you're going there I wouldn't bother going to Bunaken and environs for snorkelling. However if you dive (as opposed to snorkel only) I would strongly recommend Lembeh in north Sulawesi. If you're into terrestrial fauna the Tangkoko NP is also well worth it. Enjoy!

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5. Re: Is snorkelling here worthwhile?

Greetings - I am most interested also about snorkelling in North Sulawesi as I plan to cycle around the top of peninsula seeking secluded bays & reefs. I will steer clear of Bunaken, but instead check out the headlands such as Cape Tarawitan, Cape Pulisan, the bay around Batu Puitih, and looking at Google Maps I wonder if the very south tip of Lembeh Island is away from the muck diving and more into beaches & coral ?? Also there is the coast south of Kema to Bentenan, and/or across on other coast the side road from Paslaten to Tongkeina, Tawangko, and Tateli .... (all places taken from a map I bought)

Does anyone have info about less-known snorkel spots on east & west coast, north & south of Manado?? Much appreciated whatever you can tell me.

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