Snorkling : Siladen Island "Bunaken"

Siladen island is one of the islands of Bunaken National Park – Manado, North Sulawesi. The island covers only about 31.25 ha so beautiful surrounded by white sandy beaches, fringed by Palm trees, sago, woka, silar, and coconut. Siladen island located to the East of Bunaken Island or a 3 kilometres and 8 kilometres from the Centre of the city of Manado and can be reached by motor boat around 45 minutes.

This place is perfect for tourists who want a natural environment with the tranquility of this island serves the harmonisation of landscapes, natural beauty under the sea, the fresh sea breeze, the sound of birds chirping and the Sun a typical Beach ready accompany you during the island Siladen. On the island available catamaran (glass boat), diving center, in cottages, and food stalls. You can choose in accordance with your enjoyment.

The beauty of the underwater ecosystem is so filled with stunning coral reefs and diverse marine life diversity is more colorful. On this island there are two ideal diving spot, one of them is the base where depth Siladen between 20 meters to 50 meters. Then North, Siladen Siladen North is not much different with Siladen. The wall of corals in the seabed of the island looked like bookshelves and on each shelf there are many different types of fish. Various fish genius that make this Island waters as a Palace for Siladen fishes of which the fish gusumi horse (Hippocampus kuda), oci (Seriola rivoliana) white, lolosi yellow tail (Lutjanus kasmira), goropa (Pseudanthias hypselosoma spilotoceps and Ephinephelus), ila gasi (Scolopsis bilineatus), and others. While the types of mollusks like giant clams (Tridacna gigas), the head of the goat (Cassis cornuta), hollow nautilus (Nautilus pompillius), and tunikates/Ascidians. Meanwhile, there is also an extensive coral reefs in the waters of this island among other types of Pocilopora sp, Seriaattopora sp, sp, Pachyseris Porites Fungia sp, sp, Herpolitha sp, Holomitra sp, sp Galaxea, Pectinia Lobophyllia sp, sp, sp and sp Tubastrea Echinopora.

In addition to the stunning natural beauty, not to Miss also the beauty that exists on the ground. Here, there are various kinds of wildlife such as black macaques (Macaca nigra nigra), deer (Cervus timorensis russa), and cuscus (Ailurops ursinus ursinus). There is also a Seagull Gliding down the very melodious, like the traditional music mendedangkan beautiful Island Siladen.

Siladen island is the water attractions and tours. In this place you can see the beauty of the marine park with a boat ride around the glass (catamaran), snorkeling, diving, underwater photos; or playing and sunbathing on the beach.

Siladen island is one of the island's waters have a rich biodiversity. This island is perfect for diving, seeing a wide variety of sea life with a variety of shapes, colors and characteristics. Diving in the waters of the island could possibly be impingement your curiosity about life under the sea.

For those of you who are not professional diver or have not had the experience of diving at all then there is no need am. That's because the activity of snorkeling will present the experience that is just as beautiful in the form of beautiful shapes and colorful coral reefs. Not only that, you can see the coral reefs from aboard with a glass boat ride (catamaran). Waves on the island is not too big so it is safe so squeeze yourself to swim.

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