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= Bad,
= Outstanding
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All Reviews by Dan @ Scuba Dive Advisor



Aquarium of the Pacific - Tropical Reef Habitat

A 300,000 gallon wonderland filled with more than 1,000 animals to observe and enjoy with a few that are extremely curious of you. This exhibit is filled with excitement from a batfish named “Bubbles” who will follow you throughout your entire dive and nibble at your wetsuit hood to two Queensland Groupers that are 300-400 pounds of gentle giant. As you drop into the deepest part of the main tank be careful to keep your position while you observe the graceful hammerhead sharks, giant stingray and curious zebra sharks swimming around you because there is a current on the left hand side of the tank and you can end up bumping into things if you're not observant. Once at the bottom of the exhibit, it’s just you and Bubbles observing the busy habits of so many beautiful animals it’s overwhelming. There are large snowflake eels, moray eels, a beautiful sea turtle and sharks. The sharks in this exhibit are absolutely beautiful, there are two strong and healthy scalloped hammerheads and three zebra sharks. Observing the hammerheads as they gracefully pass by, you can see all of the muscle in their sleek body and their coloring is breathtaking to see up close. Then there are the awe inspiring zebra sharks, about five feet in length they effortlessly slip through the water. As the zebra sharks swim past you can see the rough texture of their skin and their markings take on an artistic patina as they get close to you, if these were the only animals in the exhibit it would be worth it to pay and dive with them. Once you have spent some time in the main tank you can swim over to an area where people are below you in a tunnel and there are loads of smaller tropical fish to observe. This portion of the exhibit is home to many of the tangs and surgeonfish with every color in the rainbow surrounding you as they curiously swim around you. Spend a few minutes in the tunnel area and then get back over to the main tank to watch the kaleidoscope of color and life swim around you before it’s time to surface back into reality. It’s impossible to describe the beauty and wonder you will experience in this exhibit, once you are under it’s easy to drift off into the undersea beauty and feel just like your on a dive on a remote reef in Southeast Asia. We highly recommend this experience for anyone traveling through or staying in LA, and you don't even have to get your own gear wet on the way to your final destination.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 24°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • 7m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Aquarium of the Pacific - Blue Grotto

A 300,000 gallon wonderland filled with more than 1,000 animals to observe and enjoy with a few that are extremely curious of you. This exhibit is filled with excitement from a batfish named “Bubbles” who will follow you throughout your entire dive and nibble at your wetsuit hood to two Queensland Groupers that are 300-400 pounds of gentle giant. As you drop into the deepest part of the main tank be careful to keep your position while you observe the graceful hammerhead sharks, giant stingray and curious zebra sharks swimming around you because there is a current on the left hand side of the tank and you can end up bumping into things if you're not observant. Once at the bottom of the exhibit, it’s just you and Bubbles observing the busy habits of so many beautiful animals it’s overwhelming. There are large snowflake eels, moray eels, a beautiful sea turtle and sharks. The sharks in this exhibit are absolutely beautiful, there are two strong and healthy scalloped hammerheads and three zebra sharks. Observing the hammerheads as they gracefully pass by, you can see all of the muscle in their sleek body and their coloring is breathtaking to see up close. Then there are the awe inspiring zebra sharks, about five feet in length they effortlessly slip through the water. As the zebra sharks swim past you can see the rough texture of their skin and their markings take on an artistic patina as they get close to you, if these were the only animals in the exhibit it would be worth it to pay and dive with them. Once you have spent some time in the main tank you can swim over to an area where people are below you in a tunnel and there are loads of smaller tropical fish to observe. This portion of the exhibit is home to many of the tangs and surgeonfish with every color in the rainbow surrounding you as they curiously swim around you. Spend a few minutes in the tunnel area and then get back over to the main tank to watch the kaleidoscope of color and life swim around you before it’s time to surface back into reality. It’s impossible to describe the beauty and wonder you will experience in this exhibit, once you are under it’s easy to drift off into the undersea beauty and feel just like your on a dive on a remote reef in Southeast Asia. We highly recommend this experience for anyone traveling through or staying in LA, and you don't even have to get your own gear wet on the way to your final destination.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 24°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • 7m
    Depth (meters)
  • No
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Aquarium of the Pacific - Blue Grotto

As you remove the guard rail to the exhibit it’s hard to contain the giddy kid like feeling and hold back a huge grin as you enter the water realizing your diving in an amazing exhibit with animals you don't normally get to see on dives unless you're lucky. Hit your exhaust valve and drop into an amazing underwater world that’s immensely different than what you saw from the outside as you entered the Great Hall at the main entrance to the aquarium. The first thing we took notice of is how well you can see all of the people looking into the aquarium, it’s exciting to look out and see the smiling faces of kids and adults alike. As you descend through the water column you pass by a few large yellowtail tuna, a school of sardines and then look down to see two giant sea bass that are easily 300 pounds and incredible to observe up close. There are also at least two moray eels, a giant sheepshead and a school of medium size fish that form a mesmerizing circle of movement as they school in the water at the top of the tank. Once you are on the bottom of the aquarium look up and take in the splendor of the exhibit teaming with life and natural sunshine beaming through from above. As you take in the beauty of what is happening above, it is hard to remember that you are actually in an aquarium in the middle of downtown Long Beach. Truly a must see for anyone who loves SCUBA.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 15°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • 6m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Aquarium of the Pacific

If your travels find you with a stopover in LA or LA is your final destination, The Aquarium of The Pacific is a must see on anyone’s itinerary. This is one of the leading aquariums in the world with beautiful exhibits featuring California, Baja California, The Arctic, South Pacific and many more with ample opportunities to touch and interact with the animals in many of the exhibits. If you are adventurous and a certified diver with your certification records with you, you can even dive in some of the larger exhibits by taking advantage of the Aquarium of The Pacific Dive Immersion Program. It is required that you book your spot for this incredible experience 24 Hours in advance, reservations and information can be found by calling 562-590-3100, ext. 0.
  • Aquarium
    Type of Activity
  • Cost
  • Yes
    Advance Booking Required
  • Self, Private, Group
    Tour Options
  • Overall Rating
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


Taiei Maru

The Taiei Maru is an amazing experience. We saw it with medium to strong current which had the silty waters cloudy and very low visibility. Once on the deck of the wreck we were able to see a perfectly preserved time capsule of WWII with the deck sitting at only 60-65 feet covered in amazing corals, many of which are specific to this area. D'Divers was a great choice to help enjoy a wonderful dive experience in a potentially treacherous area. It is recommended to check the tidal and lunar cycles and dive this site in a slack tide when visibility can be pristine.
  • Advanced
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Poor
    Visibility
  • 21m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • Yes
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


D'Divers

D'Divers is the choice to see all of the amazing history in the Coron, Palawan and Busawanga Bay Area. We were lucky enough to meet Gunter Bernert a true wreck doing crusader in the region and dive with Minsoy who has been diving with Gunter from day one, two people who know more about the dive region than anyone and truly enjoyed a wonderful experience seeing WWII History first hand. With so much to see in the region, D'Divers knows exactly how to get you to the best places for the time you have in your itinerary be it one dive day or five. There is food available at the resort D'Divers is connected to and you can spend your dry time there or on the boat with pre-arranged lunches to enjoy on a three or four dive excursion if you call ahead to arrange it.
  • Cost
  • Facilities
  • Service
  • No
    Course Taken?
  • No
    Product Purchased?
  • Rental Equipment Condition
  • Yes
    Local Dive Excursions?
  • Yes
    Dive Trips?
  • Boat Condition
  • Staff
  • Dive Briefing
  • Commitment to Safety
  • No
    Restaurant on Site?
 


Empire Landing

Great site for the last dive of the day. The max depth is 40 feet. The topography is a good contrast with shallow white sand to the North and a 20 foot vertical cliff going directly into the water to the South. In the sand there are many rays and skates to see swimming gracefully from grass patch to grass patch. At the base of the cliff is a nice kelp forest to explore with a rocky bottom. We also saw large schools of small fish that were beautiful to watch as they swam through the kelp and the rays of sun.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 22°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • 10m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Red Bluff

This site was a relatively steep slope with many large rock formations that are covered in kelp. The site is filled with nooks and crannies to explore as you make your way through the beautiful kelp surrounded by Garabaldi and schools of small fish shimmering in the sunshine.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 22°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • 18m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Long Point

This was a great dive off close to the YMCA camp where many people also snorkel. As you enter the water there is a cliff that you swim towards, to the right about 500 yards is the beach and to the left is a drop to about 3,000 feet. Swim toward the cliff and you are in a beautiful kelp forest with lots of fish life. We saw many Garabaldi, red and neon blue gobies, rays and much more. The terrain near the cliff is rocky and steep, the terrain in the oposite direction is a sandy bottom. On the dive that we were on, we were also luck enough to see a great white shark come in, take a peek around and then quickly turn around and disappear into the depths.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 22°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • 17m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


No Name Reef

This site is spread out over a large area with a white sand bottom and massive amounts of terrain created by rock formations jutting out fromt the bottom. There are all sorts of overhangs where you can shine your flashlight in and see lobster. The fish life is also very good with plenty of tangs, wrasses and all sorts of colorful reef fish to enjoy. The shallow depths at this site allow for dives that are 60 minutes plus.
  • Easy
    Current
  • 28°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 16m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Two For You

This site is an amazing wall dive. You start out in about 50 feet of water and then swim out over the wall where you can set your buoyancy at your desired depth and swim along the wall with all of the beautiful rock formations and fish life to watch. The visibility is good and most days excellent. If you have a chance to dive the wall at Rincon, it is a great place to experience. The best part is that the boat ride is only 10 to 15 minutes and you are in the water.
  • Easy
    Current
  • 28°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 27m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Aquarium

The boat ride to Desecheo is a 45 to 60 minute voyage with many large swells. If you get seasick, make sure you take dramamine because the seas really get big in this area. The boat ride is worth it once you get to the dive site because the visibility is 100' plus on a regular basis. With a white sandy bottom the water is a beautiful blue and the sun shines in to reflect off the bottom creating a beautiful scene. The topography at the site is mostly a gentle slope with many rock formations strewn throughout the white sand bottom. There are an abundance of corals and reef fish to view while you are diving and the water is warm enough to dive with no wetsuit if you like that. Overall, if you have a chance to dive Puerto Rico, Desecheo is an great place to visit.
  • Easy
    Current
  • 29°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 17m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Candyland

The acquarium is a great spot to dive. As the locals will attest, the visibility at this site is amazing many times up to 200 feet. The sea life is abundant but many of the animals are small. You can find all sorts of tangs and small wrasses in the reef with many nooks and crannies to explore. Bring a flashlight as there are many small caverns to find sea life in. The bottom of the site is white sand with many rock formations. The trip can take up to an hour by boat and sometimes the waves get very high so bring dramamine if you are prone to seasickness. Once you are at the site and you make your dives it is well worth the trip.
  • Expert
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 29°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 23m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Yes
    Marine Life?
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Lalati Resort and Spa

This is a great getaway only 30 to 40 minutes from the Beqa Shark Dive site. The house reef leaves a little to desire but you can still find a lot of critters on the sandy bottom. The food is great and served in communal style at a huge country table so you get to know everyone well. The bar is a great open air spot to enjoy friends, great views and delicious tropical drinks.
  • Cost
  • Friendly Staff
  • Cleanliness
  • Yes
    Dive Operator on Site?
  • Yes
    Restaurant on Site?
 


Lalati Beqa Island

Great staff ready to take you to any of the best local spots. Their equipment is good so if you are renting you have nothing to worry about.
  • No
    Course Taken?
  • Rental Equipment Condition
  • Boat Condition
  • Staff
  • Dive Briefing
  • Commitment to Safety
  • Yes
    Restaurant on Site?
 


Lalati Dining Room

Great food in a community setting. You will not go hungry at Lalati.
  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • All Inclusive
    Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Menu Selection
  • Yes
    Offer Meal Plan?
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


Deep Blue

Great store with helpful staff and a great selection of dive equipment. The store has a pool inside for all of your classroom training so you don't have to go to an off-site pool to work on your skills test.
  • Facilities
  • Service
  • No
    Course Taken?
  • Yes
    Product Purchased?
  • Product Selection
  • Product Pricing
  • Nitrox
    Tank Fills
  • Not Sure
    Local Dive Excursions?
  • Not Sure
    Dive Trips?
 


Eco Dive Center

Eco Dive Center has a great selection of dive gear, helpful staff, great instructors and lots of great events and trips to take part in. If your looking for more than just a dive shop and want to be part of a dive community Eco Dive is the place for you.
  • Facilities
  • Service
  • Yes
    Course Taken?
  • Quality of Instruction
  • Course Pricing
  • Yes
    Product Purchased?
  • Product Selection
  • Product Pricing
  • Rental Equipment Condition
  • Nitrox
    Tank Fills
  • Yes
    Local Dive Excursions?
  • Yes
    Dive Trips?
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • All Inclusive
    Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • All Inclusive
    Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


Tahiti

This was a great first dive, a typical place for a Tahiti Open Water Certification dive. Once finished with the check dive requirements we saw many turtles and a humphead wrasse.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 12m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


The Springs

This dive had many turtles and small fish with hard corals in abundance. The site was somewhat in decay being close to shore and with many divers visiting. The interesting part of the dive is the freshwater spring that pours out massive amounts of cool, clear water.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 20m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


The Wrecks

Interesting dive with two wrecks to see. The first wreck is an old twin engine plane that you can sit in if you wish. The second wreck is a wood hull boat. Not too many fish but be careful where you put your hand because there were a bunch of stonefish. The other life to see at the site are eels, there were a few moreys to check out and some of them were quite large.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 18m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • Yes
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Aquarium

A great sandy bottom dive with a few coral bommies to check out. Many fish including anemonies with clown fish, trigger fish and a variety of angelfish. Great site for beginners or just a relaxing dive.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 10m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Taotoi

This was a great first experience with sharks. The site had 15 to 20 black tip reef sharks nearby at all times which made it exciting. The star of the show was the local 2 meter morey eel that the instructor held for us to see. Corals were hard corals with some great canyons to swim over and through. Great place to dive with sharks.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 17m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Haapiti

Great dive with hard corals and some beautiful anemonies. Also seen were 8 to 10 black tip reef sharks, pipefish, napolean wrasse and many clown triggers.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 25m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Tapu

If you like lemon sharks this is the place for you. This site is a mostly shallow dive with fingerlike small canyons that slope down into the distance. Diveing here you will also see humhead wrasse, jackfish and many other larger fish swimming with you.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 23m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Toopua

This site was great for a last dive of the day. Great visibility and many hard corals to see with beautiful colors. There were also a few black tip reef sharks to see aliong with a lone eagle ray.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 18m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


French Reef

A sandy bottom with many rock formations. This site had many purple sea fans, whips, and lots of green seaweed plants. The site was a great dive for our first unguided dive. Fish were small groupers and bass.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Average
    Visibility
  • 20m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Sand Island

Sandy bottom with rock formations all over. There was a nice cave that the instructor took us through where you cold see light from both sides. Sponge corals, whips, sea fans, file fish, parrot fish, many tangs, brain coral and christmas tree coral.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Average
    Visibility
  • 15m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Sea Tiger

This was a site with a big surge no matter where you went. There wer beautiful kelp forests that would be great in good visibility. Fish were scarce and the water was cold.
  • Expert
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 16°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Poor
    Visibility
  • 30m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Nautilus

This site has many rocky formations and lots of kelp which would be beautiful in good visibility. The site is also known for sea lions and we saw three.
  • Expert
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 16°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Poor
    Visibility
  • 13.5m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Sea Lion Spot

Wow, this site has a ton of sea lions. As soon as the boat pulled up and rang the bell on board at least 200 sea loins ran off the beach and ito the water to play. As you dive here the sea lions come out of nowhere, put their noses in your face and disappear just as quick leaving only a trail of bubbles. The site also has big kelp forests.
  • Expert
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 16°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Poor
    Visibility
  • 14m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Blue Lagoon

This was a beautiful site with many soft corals, blue spot rays, bubble coral, elegance coral, lots of anemonies with clown fish, mostly sandy bottom with a few bommies that had many small fish to enjoy.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 17.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Mini Wall Blue Lagoon

As you begin the dive you are over a sandy bottom and then in the distance you see a slope begin. As you get closer to the slope you see a wall apppear that is covered with beautiful corals. You will see bubble coral, anemones, pipefish, clown triggers, blue spotted rays and anthias galore. This is a beautiful calm dive spot that is perfect for beginners to experience their first wall dive or experts to enjoy some bottom time.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 22.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Manta Point

The name says it all. You'll want at least a 3mm fullsuit for this one as the currents keep is nice and cool. Once in the water you will see a sparsely covered coral bottom and you will most likely feel a surge as the site faces the open ocean. Swim over to the well known cleaning station and if you are lucky like we were, you will see a 5 or more mantas circling the cleaning station. This is by far one of my favorite dives of my life where I sat with my wife and our best friends and watched circling manats for 45 minutes straight. A must see if you go to Bali.
  • Advanced
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 23°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 24.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


SD Point

Drop into less than 3 meters of water and begin your decent into one of the most beautiful reefs in Bali. As you begin to descend over forests of staghorn and other colorful corals you see massive schools of chromis and anthias, it is magnificent. Continue on and the current begins to pick up so you can get neutral and just enjoy the ride. The scenery along the way is amazing, but be sure you are comfortable with current because it can get ripping at this site.
  • Expert
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 22m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Liberty Wreck

This wreck was easily accessed from the beach with the help of the local gear carriers. For a small fee the local folks will take your gear on the long treck down the beach from your dropoff point. Once in the water the site is amazing with schooling fish all around you, soft and hard corals, forests of garden eels and a very well preserve wreck. If you can get to the prop of the ship there are many beautiful gorgonians with pygmy sea horsed to admire.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 29m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Tulamben Drop Off

At nearly the same entry point as the Liberty Wreck, Tulamben is a great final dive of the day. With warm water and schools of fish to observe swimming by you, Tulamben offers some great muck charachteristics along with an intersting easy slope to explore.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 22.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


The Aquarium

If you are in the Florida Keys and you are planning to make a dive, Rainbow Reef Dive Center has a great group of folks to take you out and show you some beautiful dive sites. The Aquariums has many sea fans, sponge corals, Morey Eels, and a great rocky bottom filled with nooks and crannies to explore.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 25°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 9m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Fire Coral Cave

Another great place to log some bottom time if you are in the Florida Keys. This site like so many of the sites in thy John Pennycamp State Park the site is loaded with rocky formations to explore for small creatures and it also has many sea fans, sponges, tangs of many varieties and unfortutunately lion fish. If you have a chance to do some lion fish collection you will be doing the Florida ecosystem a huge help.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 25°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 10m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Small White Wall

As we entered the water for our first dive in Fiji we were blown away by the colors and the amount of fish and coral life. At small white wall, you get a sample of the carnation coral that makes Fiji famous. Just like all of the books say, when the carnation coral is feeding it looks like snow under the warm Fijian waters. Currents here can be quite strong depending on the tides so make sure you go with a group who knows the area well. At this site we saw, blue lobster, clown fish in 3 to 4 meter anemonies, tons of nudibranchs, white tip shark, giant clams, morey eels, and more than you can count in one dive colorful anthias and chromis.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 26m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Sam's Point

Another great place to see the beatuiful colors of Fiji. Take off from the boat and you immediately see schools of fish swimming all around you with soft and hard corals in yellow, orange, purple and green. On our dive at Sam's we saw garden eels, huge green branching sponges ,white tip reef sharks, cup corals, huge toadstool leather corals and blue ribbon eels.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 23m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Koro Levu Reef

This site had many clams, slipper toungue corals, lobophylia coral in red and green, huge carpet anemonies, copperband butterfly fish, and a whole reef full of healthy corals.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 19.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


The Great White Wall

Time this dive right so you catch it with current and the beautiful carnation corals are feeding and you will see snow under water. This site is great under a medium current so you can drift the wall and enjoy the amazing soft corals of Fiji at their finest. Keep and eye on your air and your depth as this is one of those places that you can loose track because of the beauty. There is a great tunnel to go through that is about 100 feet long and covered with corals along the way. Once you go through the tunnel you are very close to the surfice in a great spot take your safety stop. This is a must see if you are in Fiji.
  • Advanced
    Level of Difficulty
  • Strong
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 34.6m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


The Fingers

This amazing site has a steep sloping wall with canyons on the slope resembling fingers. The big wow on this dive are the georgeous purple corals that grow in such abundance that the whole site looks like a deep purple cushion from a sistnce. To add to the beauty, there are many anemonies with clown fish and schools of colorful reef fish swimming all around you during the dive.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 21.7m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Jack's Place

Another great reef in the Somosomo Straight filled with vibrant colors coming from soft carnation corals, bubble corals, vibrant yellow sponges, and loads of beautiful reef fish. You can see literally hundreds of anthias and chromis swimming over the reef before you even jump in the water at this site making even your rest stops a visual experience you will not soon forget.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 21.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


The Great White Wall

With our second try at this site, we hit the current just right and experienced the full splendor of The Great White Wall that all of the dive books refer to. It is probably dependant on the time of year and the tides, but this was a site that the dive masters took us out to first thing in the morning to time the current just right. We were told that it can come down to minutes whether or not you can enjoy the full diving experience of this site. As we descended we were all mezmerized by the beauty of the carnation corals feeding on tiny plankton being carried by the currents giving the illusion of an underwater snow covered mountain. As we decended lower it became evident how big this wall reall is, you can look down as far as yo ucan see and there is no bottom, you look out to either side and all you see is the beautiful coral covered wall. To make things even more exciting there are all sorts of sea life to view. On our dive we saw white tip reef sharks, a beautiful banded sea snake, bubble corals, anemonies, box fish, many tangs, and much more. To finish the dive, we entered a tunnel at 30 meters and ascended up through the tunnel to an exit point at 11 meters into a ripping current over the top of the reef. As you come through the tunnel to the top of the reef there is a rope to hold onto as you complete your safety stop so for those of you who are nervous at all about current, don't be too alarmed as you will have something to hold you in one place. This is a must see if you are in Fiji.
  • Advanced
    Level of Difficulty
  • Strong
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 33m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


The Zoo

This is a great site toward the end of the Rainbow Reef where you can see the big stuff. As we dropped in and began our descent there was a coral garden filled with soft colorful corals and loads of reef fish to watch as you swim toward the dropoff. As we reached the drop off and looked straight ahead we looked out ahead and there was nothing but open blue water. Get closr to the drop off and look down into the blue where large gray reef sharks appear from the depths and swim close for you to see. Make sure to bring your reef hook for this one as the current sweeping up from the depths and over th reef is guite strong but once you are in place, you can just fly like an eagle over the reef and watch the show. This site is known for a great place to view sharks including grays, black tips, and sometimes Bronze Whalers. While on this dive we also saw two great barricuda on our ascent. Once you finish this dive, you swim back over the reef for your safety stop and then drift into the blue as you reach the surface and the boat picks you up on the fly. This is an exciting dive recommneded for divers with some current and shark experience.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 24.6m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


The Ledge

Drop into this site and descend to the bottom for the beginning of a beautiful coral adventure. As you get lost in the beauty of the reef on the sea mount you are circling many people don't even ralize they are circling the same area over and over as you gently ascent to the top of the reef having incorporated your safety stop into the rotations around the top of the sea mount you reach the surface with the boat waiting for you. This is a beautiful dive filled with soft corals and reef fish that will keep anyone amazed throughout the entire dive.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 19.6m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Three Virgins

Three Vigins gets its name from the three sea mounts that you swim past and around during the dive. Corals here are very colorful but not quite as abundant as the Rainbow Reef on the island of Taveuni. There are however a number of very interesting fish to see at this site. Right when we got in the water at this site, we were immediately met by a school of 12 inch tall bat fish that were incredibly graceful and relaxing to swim with. Diving further into the site we saw multiple blue ribbon eels, spanish dancers, nudibranchs, leaf fish, frog fish, trumpet fish, lobster and lion fish. This is a great site to dive as you prepare for the legendary Beqa Shark Dive.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 22.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Lalati House Reef

This site is a part of the Lalati Resort, not really the most ideal place as the bottom is a very silty sand that stirs up quickly and decreases visibility, but if you want to get wet and see a few creatures, you can do that here. Jump in from the hotel jetty and descend to the shallow bottom, from time to time there are seahorses (which we did not see), but there were dwarf lion fish, tube anemonies, moon jellies and some very agressive little clown fish. An nice way to end the day if you want one more dive.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 27°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Poor
    Visibility
  • 7m
    Depth (meters)
  • Boat Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Beqa Shark Dive

If you want to see sharks, this is the place. As you have probably seen on the internet or on TV, this place boasts a great variety of sharks to see. Pull up to the site and they begin chumming the water with buckets and buckets of bloody fish goop. Almost instantly there are trevally, tuna, tangs, and all sorts of other large fish coming in for the scraps. The scene at the surface is quite interesting to watch. Once the chum settles toward the bottom, it is time to gear up and begin your ascent to 28 meters for dive one of two at the site. As you get to the bottom there are divers already in place and sharks on the ready for their food. Settle in behind a small rock wall (about knee high) and fix your attention in the center of your view where there are two large trash cans filled with large fish heads and carcuses. As the divers open up the lids on the trash can, the big puppy dogs of the sea (nurse sharks) poke their curious heads into the trash cans, it's really quite amusing. Then from all around, there begin to appear massive bull sharks, gray reef sharks, lemon sharks, a huge silver tip shark, and loads of fish to join in the feast. At any given time there at least ten sharks in view and the site was amazing. There are local guides that stand in front and behind you to keep an eye on sharks and prevent them from coming in from behind you or getting too close to you and after being at the site for a while it becomes almost relaxing to watch although you need to stay alert just in case. So what about the ascent??? Actually it's quite surprising that the sharks seem to know when all of the food is gone and they dispurse. As you make your ascent, you pass by a wreck that is covered by massive remoras just hanging out, you can view this as you are making your safety stop and then back on up to the boat for your surface interval before your second dive. We had hoped to see the local Tiger Shark that exceeds 4.5 meters but we were not lucky enough to see her. Hopefully sometime when we go back.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 28m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • Yes
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Beqa Shark Dive

On the second dive at the Beqa Lagoon Shark Dive site you decscend to a slightly shallower depth and another "feeding arena" not far away and very similar to the first feeding area. As you descend down to this site you end up right near the wreck at the site with all of the remoras waiting to hitch a ride on a shark passing by. Get settled in behind your dive masters and the knee hisgh rock wall and enjoy the show. On this dive we did not see the silver tip shark that hovered dircectly over our heads for nearly the entire first dive at this site which was somewhat comfortable because that was one big boy and silvers are known to be aggressive. We did however see some huge trevallies and a slew of sharks including, black tip, gray, tons of bulls, lemon, nurse, and a few white tip reef sharks. Once the food is gone and the sharks clear off into the blue, make sure you stop and grab a bull shark tooth to take home with you, there are loads of teeth on the ground as the sharks shed them easily during the feed. A little intimidating at first, but once you are in the water you will quickly see how peaceful it really is.
  • Advanced
    Level of Difficulty
  • Strong
    Current
  • 26°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 22.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • Yes
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Alban

Our fist dive in Bunaken Marine Park with the dive team at The Siladen Dive Resort. Little did we know that we were in the wall dive mecca, as our dive guide that we had for the entire week (Robby) prepped us for the dive he commented to stay close to the wall and keep an eye on our depth as it is easy to get lost in the beauty of the wall and descend deeper than planned. We jumped into the warm water of the Celebes Sea and as we looked down in less than 3 meters of water we could see a plethora of coral and fish life beneath us. I could have spent hours just in the shallow waters near the edge of the wall. We went over the tip of the drop-off and descended to 20 meters immediately. Once at depth the gentle current carried us along the wall with one beautiful site after another. On this dive we saw massive anemonies with clown fish inside, some of the anemonies had tiny little baby clown fish which was a very special thing to see. Some of the clown fish were funny in their aggressive nature swimming right up to your mask and chomping their jaws together with a clacking noise in an attempt to protect their home. As we dove further, we saw colorful nudibranchs, lionfish, anemonie shrimp living inside tube anemonies, dragonettes, bubble corals, many wrasses, schools of tangs, and massive schools of niger triggers.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 23.6m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Bunaken Timur II

This wall dive is filled with all sorts of colorful fish and corals. Look off into the blue and see the occasional Napolean Wrasse swimming by amidst schools of trigger fish and tangs. On our dive we got to depth at 25 meters and began to feel a strong current take us quickly along the wall. As we ascended 5 or 6 meters, the current completely switched directions on us and back we went. As many of the dives in Bunaken can be subject to current, it is recommended to dive with a quide at all times. On this dive we saw boxfish, yellow and black peipfish, stonefish, huge anemonies, clown triggers by the hundreds in the blue, branching bubble coral, branching flower pots, huge patches of leather corals, valentino puffers, wrasses, and beautiful anthias at 20 meters plus.
  • Advanced
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 25m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Kampang Baru

This sandy bottom dive is filled with macro and a great place for photography. On this dive we saw gobies, peeking out of their tunnels in the sand, many clown fish in their anemonie homes, beatiful patches of pumping xenia, bubble coral, many blue spotted sting rays, and the interesting site of squid eggs. This was a great sandy bottom dive and one of the few non wall dives in the marine park.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 19.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Black Rock

Diving this site exposes you to an array of bubble corals, leather corals, anemonies, flower pots, mushroom corals, tangs, anthias all coming together for a beautiful dive.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 26m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Engine

Diving this wall begins on a sandy slope and then off into a 66+ meter drop-off. Once down to depth keep an eye on your computer and and enjoy the drift. You can expect to see some larger fish in the blue as we did on our dive. We saw humphead wrasse, two eagle rays, pipefish, anemonies with clown fish, banded coral shrimp and grouper. As with all of the sites in Bunaken, the colors are striking and the amount of life is incredible.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 20.6m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Bolong

If you are in the Bunaken Marine Park and anyone asks if you want to do a sunset dive, this is a great place. You are almost guaranteed to see the beautiful mandarin fish come out of the corals at sundown and do their mating dance. With 86 degree water and nearly zero current, it is a beautiful way to be introduced to night diving. We jumped in with quite a bit of light at at 5:20PM and about half way through the dive we were in darkness with only out lights to lead the way. The mandarin swim in and out of a maze of coral and you can just hover over and observe their nightly ritual.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 7.6m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Nudi Retreat

This is a great dive with varied terrain. You are guaranteed to see some beautiful corals at this site. When we were on this dive we saw lobopehlia in green and red, beautiful acans, Duncan corals fully extended in the current, sun polyps, huge flower pots, star polyps, xenia, bright green torch corals, hammer corals, and if that's not enough we saw pygmy sea horses. Great site!
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 29°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 26.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Air Bajo

This black sand muck dive is a great place to see the coconut octopus and watch it's behavior. We saw two coconut octopus on our dive. We also saw bright green elegance coral, stonefish, torch coral, bubble coral, yellow flower pots, and many puffer fish. With gentle currents and warm water, most dives in the lembeh strait lasted at least 60 minutes.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 29°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 18.6m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Tikkey III

The sandy black bottom at this site boasts many beautifull corals strewn throughout the site. We saw a great deal of interesting creatures including, three red octopus, two squid, mantas shrimp, clown fish, damsel fish, and many baby cardinal fish swimming close their monther. For corals we saw elegance coral, flower pots, and many bubble corals. A great site to end your day.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 29°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Good
    Visibility
  • 21.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Lekuan III

This drift along a huge wall is filled with colorful corals including bubble coral, big red gorgonians, plate corals, and many more. On our dive we also saw turtles, eagle rays, humphead wrasse and multiple Napolean Wrasse.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 29°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 30.6m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Lekuan I

Looking down all you see is the deep blue. This is a great site to see big schools of pelagic fish and other creatures. We saw a turtle on this dive that was no less than 2 meters in diameter, we thought it was the legendary Rambo but it was not, apparantly Rambo is even bigger. Also on the sighting list were to giant barracuda, one black tip reef shark, and schools of large trevallies. On the smaller side there were huge schools of niger triggers, georgous Scott's Fairy Wrasse, basslettes, and huge gorgonian corals.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 29°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 21.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Siladen Timur

A great drift dive where you can float weigtless with no bottom remorely in sight. Fix your eyes on the wall and you see beautiful coral displays with bubble coral, gorgonians, and many other colorful corals to admire. Look below you and out to the blue and see the passing humphead wrasse among schools of niger triggers. This was an effortless medium current drift dive.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 22m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Tiwoho

Our first night dive. We jumped in and immediately began to notice lots of new creatures out in abundnce. We saw coral banded shrimp, camel shrimp, huge shrimp swimming by us in the darkness, mantis shrimp, a 1 meter crocodile fish, and some large grouper. A great night dive to get us comfortable with our torches and the new creatures that are out at night.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 31°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 18.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Fukui

WOW! This site has a lot to offer. We had great luck at this site, as soon as we descended to the rocky bottom, we immediately saw a blue ring octopus and what a beautiful creature it was. We stayed for about 15 minutes to watch the blue ring move about the bottom and watch it change from light yellow to bright yellow with glowing blue rings. I could have stayed there all day to watch this amazing creaure. As we moved on we saw schools of large surgeon fish 300+ swimming through the reef, and after that a huge school of batfish swimming by, add in a couple of turtles, branching flower pot forests the size of a house, bubble coral patches 3+ meters in circumpherence and some giant clams and this is hands down one of my top 5 favorite dives of my life. Go dive Fukui if you get to Bunaken Marine Park, its worth the trip!
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 29°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 26.3m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Lekuan II

A great wall dive where you start in less than 3 meters and swim out over the edge to begin your descent. Lock in your depth and enjoy the ride as you see basslettes, clown fish and anemonies, gorgonians, turtles and bubble coral. It is not hard to find beautiful dive sites to enjoy with a good guide in Bunaken Marine Park.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 22m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Siladen Jetty

Our timing was slightly off on this site. As we arrrived and had our dive briefing a micro cell storm hit with big wind and rain. We quickly jumpen in the water and descended only to be whisked away by a fairly strong current. As we quickly sailed by the wall, all of the colors of the corals blended together in a blur. We continued on but the rain began to wash all of the dirt and sand over the top of the reef making the water very cloudy and dirty. Quickly after the cloud of silt muddied the waters we ended our dive and waited out the storm for the next day.
  • Expert
    Level of Difficulty
  • Strong
    Current
  • 29°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 21m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Lekuan Pygmi

This was a great wall dive with some large inlets to shelter you from the current if you want to get close and check out some of the macro. We saw mostly coral on this dive with chalice coral, bubble coral, gorgonians, and flower pots.
  • Moderate
    Level of Difficulty
  • Medium
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 25m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


Pangalisan

This site began with a wall dive that was covered with brilliant colors of coral. I know you are supposed to enjoy the wall dive but the true gem at this site is in 3 meters or less on the reef above the wall. On the top reef, you swim through pristine forests of corals in huge proportions. There were giant lobopehlia, birds nest coral heads as big as a car, schools of surgeonfish, massive toadstool leathers, and to make it even more beautiful there are 1,000's of anthias swimming over and through all of the corals. It was like a technicolor dream.
  • Beginner
    Level of Difficulty
  • Easy
    Current
  • 30°
    Water Temperature (celsius)
  • Excellent
    Visibility
  • 24.6m
    Depth (meters)
  • Shore Dive
    Dive Type
  • No
    Wreck
  • Marine Life - Pelagics
  • Marine Life - Corals
  • Marine Life - Macro
  • Overall Rating
 


  • Cost
  • Friendly Staff
  • Cleanliness
  • Yes
    Restaurant on Site?
 


  • Sit Down, Buffet, Take Out
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Cost
  • Friendly Staff
  • Cleanliness
  • Yes
    Restaurant on Site?
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Cost
  • Friendly Staff
  • Cleanliness
  • Yes
    Restaurant on Site?
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Cost
  • Friendly Staff
  • Cleanliness
  • Yes
    Restaurant on Site?
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Cost
  • Friendly Staff
  • Cleanliness
  • Yes
    Dive Operator on Site?
  • Yes
    Restaurant on Site?
 


  • Cost
  • Yes
    Course Taken?
  • Course Pricing
  • Rental Equipment Condition
  • Boat Condition
  • Commitment to Safety
 


  • Sit Down
    Style of Dining
  • Cost
  • Quality of Food
  • Yes
    Beer, Wine & Spirits
 


  • Cost
  • Friendly Staff
  • Cleanliness
  • Yes
    Dive Operator on Site?
  • Yes
    Restaurant on Site?
 


  • Cost
  • Yes
    Course Taken?
  • Course Pricing
  • Rental Equipment Condition
  • Boat Condition
  • Commitment to Safety
 


  • Cost
  • Friendly Staff
  • Cleanliness
  • Yes
    Dive Operator on Site?
  • Yes
    Restaurant on Site?
 


  • Cost
  • Yes
    Course Taken?
  • Boat Condition
  • Commitment to Safety