We do regularly Mantehage daytrips from Bunaken. There are some brilliant divesites further north and we are usually the only boat there and our divers have the divesite to themselves. Our boat Sylvia is fully loaded with people, diving equipment, air cylinders and food for one day. The boat is prepared for the day trip to Mantehage island. The divesites are stunning and the edge of the reef drift dives along the steep wall apparently hanging over the abyss, crossing at some places deep gullies dropping down to the deep blue.
Close to Manado harbour a lonely shipwreck lies on the bottom. A superb target for the divers just to get to something else around Bunaken. This steel hulled Dutch merchant ship sunk in 1942 and now lies upright in 30 to 38 meters of water. The wreck is mostly intact but has heavy coral growth, it makes a great home for some resident groupers, trevally and wrasse. Also keep a lookout for some smaller critters such as cuttlefish and nudibranchs. Moreover, after discovering the wreck you can continue with muck diving just next to it.
Four student divers successfully completed the course and certified as PADI OW divers. They did a very good job, congratulations for Sarah, Marie, Stefan & Hubert. We were really glad to see their individual development in diving, Particularly how they became more and more confident in the water after several days and dives and how efficiently they applied the lessons learned and adopted in real dive conditions.
Have a good week!
Your Bunaken team