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Dive Bunaken from Kima Bajo
Overview

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  • Kima Bajo Resort & Spa

When you stay at Kima Bajo Resort Manado, Bunaken Marine Park is literally right on your doorstep. Winner of many international conservation awards it's no surprise to find the reefs are rich with unspoilt soft corals and fish life, including reef sharks, turtles and barracudas. Even the snorkeling is beyond belief with dramatic drop-offs and regular sightings of turtles. Night diving is dramatic with encounters of a close nocturnal kind and wreck diving is on-hand courtesy of the Molas, a WWII ship, whilst there are more wrecks at Lembeh.

From Kima Bajo you can also dive the Lembeh Strait with its critters galore and a haven for macro photography. Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh are considered to be amongst the finest in Indonesia. Our friendly, attentive staff will take care of your every need - because there's more to a dive holiday than just the diving. This is where you can literally dive the best of both worlds!

The in-house dive centre at Kima Bajo is Eco Divers is a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm IDC centre providing the highest level of service and operating some of the finest dive boats to be found anywhere in North Sulawesi. Diving is in small groups of no more than four divers, only, to one qualified PADI Divemaster.

Diving with Eco Divers in North Sulawesi
A dominating volcanic landscape creates a unique backdrop for you to discover North Sulawesi, one of the world's best yet least known dive destinations. The year-round diving here is all about amazing variety and exotic surroundings. The deep seas give excellent average visibility (25m). They are also home to many unusual species, for example the prehistoric fish "coelacanth" as well as some household names: reef-shark, turtles, eagle rays, napoleon wrasse, even dugong and orca.

The majority of sites are conveniently accessed within one hour from your hotel and yet North Sulawesi's remote location means that the sites are never crowded with other divers.

Eco Divers' purpose built boats are built in a traditional design, powered by energy efficient double outboard engines and have comfort features including sundeck, camera rinse tanks, WC and shaded salon. The boats take divers to over 30 dive sites with speed and comfort, each carrying a maximum of just 8 guests.

Snorkellers and non-divers are also welcome to join the trips. Dive groups are kept very small - just 4 guests to each guide. At the jetty a camera storage facility with individual lockers is available for guests' use.

The daily dive program to Bunaken National Park offers a two-tank morning trip and one-tank afternoon trip. The morning trip departs at 8.15am and the boats return at around 1pm, so guests can enjoy lunch at Kima Bajo Resort. The afternoon trip departs at 3pm and returns by around 4.30-5.00pm.

Night dives, trips to Lembeh Strait and PADI dive courses can be arranged on request.

The design of Eco Divers' boats is focused on maximum comfort and safety. Although measuring in at a large 16m x 3.8m they carry just eight guest divers, giving lots of space per guest. This means we have been able to provide plenty of extra features you would not normally find on a traditional-style vessel:

  • a shaded, seated salon to relax in between dives
  • a seated dive deck with individual dive stations for each guest
  • a sundeck
  • environmental toilet
  • even a shower!

For safety, each boat is fitted with double outboard engines (115HP), VHF radio, GPS, oxygen, first aid, bilge pumps, life jackets and fire extinguishers. The wide stainless steel dive ladder is designed so you can re-board the boat with ease.

Kima Bajo Underwater Photography Centre
Eco Divers' dedicated facility, staffed by qualified photography instructors and technicians, provides guests with all the support needed to achieve the perfect underwater pictures.

  • Digital camera and strobe rentals and sales (Sea & Sea)
  • PADI Photography Specialty courses
  • Intensive Photo Seminars with guest lecturers (beginner and advanced level)
  • Boats designed for photographers (with camera table and fresh-water tanks)
  • Crew experienced in handling cameras
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Digital download and disc burning service

Notes

This module can be incorporated into a Symbiosis tailor made holiday to Indonesia that can be adapted and tailored to meet your dates, preferences and passions. Please contact one of our bespoke holiday planners to create the ideal itinerary for you.
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