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Banua Wuhu volcano

Banua Wuhu volcano or Mahangetang volcano are active volcanoes on seabed at a depth of about 6 to 8 meters in the waters of Mahangetang island, Sangihe Islands regency, North Sulawesi. A hydrothermal geological attraction brings extreme dive spot atop underwater mountains contains amazing underwater panorama and ecosystem.

Banua Wuhu volcano in waters of Mahangetang or about 300 meters north-west of Mahangetang island as one cluster of islands in Sangihe, North Sulawesi, boasting the gas bubbles from the sidelines of reef to bring the magical scenery.

Tinuku Travel Banua Wuhu volcano, a mountain sank in Mahangetang waters presents extreme diving spot in amazing panorama

Tinuku.com Travel Banua Wuhu volcano, a mountain sank in Mahangetang waters presents extreme diving spot in amazing panorama

Gas bubbles coming out of the bowels of Banua Wuhu heating the sea water at a depth of 6 meters at a temperature of 38 Celsius. Diving deeper into the depths of 10 to 20 meters bring more amazing marine ecosystem. Coral reef and healthy meeting lined with various types of fish passing by on the sidelines of reef.

Mahangetang mountain has a history as the volcano's surface has peaks as high as 400 meters above sea level before declining. In 1800s the peak just to stay 90 meters above sea level. In 1919 erupted volcanic rocks and spat into the air, but in 1935 finally disappeared from the surface of sea. Today all the surface of mountain is under the sea around Sangihe islands.

Although located below sea level, the mountain has experienced the eruption. The volcano is still very active continue to put rumbles in the earth and spit out gases into sea water. The temperature in water increase as volcanic activity underneath and stench to the sea surface.

Location: Mahangetang island waters, Sangihe regency, North Sulawesi.

Activity: Diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, trekking, hiking, camping, hammocking. Explore the flora and fauna. Hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Rental dive gear, snorkel gear and boats. Restrooms, restaurants and hotels.

Travel.Tinuku.com Banua Wuhu volcano, a mountain sank in Mahangetang waters presents extreme diving spot in amazing panorama

Tinuku Travel Banua Wuhu volcano, a mountain sank in Mahangetang waters presents extreme diving spot in amazing panorama

Reach Access: 1 hour boat trip from Tahuna city in Sangihe, 5 hour boat trip from Manado city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Naha Airport in Tahuna city, Sangihe island, or to Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manado city. Then use a speedboat to Banua Wuhu volcano.

Advice: Do not touch anything to avoid blistered hands. The divers are advised only to depth of 20 meters and leave the water if temperature gets higher. Bring a friend or diving guides. March to November is the best time where a wave of calm water.

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