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Siladen Island

Siladen Island is an exotic island covering an area of 0.31 square kilometers surrounded by white sand beach with clear sea water and calm as one of the islands in Bunaken National Park, Bunaken District, Manado City, North Sulawesi. Island is 8 miles from Manado city within 45 minutes by boat and if lucky to have met with a herd of dolphins.

Siladen Island is a small island not far from Manado Tua Island, predominantly white sand very gentle, surrounded by coral reefs, diverse marine life and color that make up very beautiful marine park as a haven for swimming, snorkeling, diving and sunbathing.

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The coast line is full trees of coconut, palms and sago, while birdsong blends with the sound of sea water provides more beautiful natural atmosphere to sunbathe on beach. The traveler can also rent a catamaran boat with glass floor as another way to watch coral reefs and surrounding islands.

Diving spots in Siladen and North Siladen presents very amazing underwater life at depths of 20 meters to 50 meters. The walls of coral on seabed such as bookshelves and in each rack has variety of different fish types. Reef in waters is Pocilopora sp, Seriaattopora sp, Pachyseris sp, Porites sp, Fungia sp, Herpolitha sp, Holomitra sp, Galaxea sp, Pectinia sp, Lobophyllia sp, Echinopora sp and Tubastrea sp.

Siladen Island is home to gusumi horse (Hippocampus horse), white oci (Seriola rivoliana), lolosi yellowtail (Lutjanus kasmira), goropa (Ephinephelus spilotoceps and Pseudanthias hypselosoma), ila trunk (Scolopsis bilineatus) and others. Various mollusks are giant clam (Tridacna gigas), goat head (Cassis cornuta), hollow nautilus (Nautilus pompillius) and tunikates or ascidian.

Meanwhile, in mainland Siladen Island home to several species are black macaques (Macaca nigra nigra), deer (Cervus timorensis russa) and possum (Ailurops ursinus ursinus). Very melodious chirping gulls like music pulsating beauty of the island.

Location: Siladen Island, Bunaken District, Manado City, North Sulawesi.

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

Complementary facilities: Rental dive gear, snorkel gear, boats, camping equipment. Restrooms, restaurants, homestays and resorts.

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Tinuku Travel Siladen Island, small paradise in big beauty for snorkeling, diving and sunbathing in Bunaken

Reach access: 8 miles from Manado city (45 minutes).

Routes and public transport: All flights to Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manado City. Take a taxi to Pasar Bersehati Port, then use regular ferry boat to Siladen Island. Alternatively rent a speedboat at higher prices.

Advice: There are regular public transport and private boats, as well as variety of resorts and amenities. You can choose from variety of facilities and prices.

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