Pulau Siladen

  • Pulau Siladen

    Location: About 3km northeast of Bunaken.
    Access: 30 minutes by dive boat from most dive resorts.
    Conditions: Current is the only factor that may affect dive plans but rarely so strong to cause diving problems.
    Average depth: 20m
    Maximum depth: 50m

    Pulau Siladen is one of the 5 main islands in Bunaken National Marine Park. It is the smallest island among the five and located nearest to Manado, about 30 minutes of boat ride. There are two diving spots around Pulau Siladen, Siladen and Siladen Utara. The average depth for the dives here is about 20m and maximum depth goes up to 50m. Visibility range averages at 30m.

    The wall here is like a book shelf with thousands of ledges, and each ledge houses a diverse range of marine species making it look like a fish supermarket. This site is particularly rich in nudibranchs and they are often found alongside with Leaf Scorpionfish on the ledges. On top of that, divers can also find a lot of triggerfish, angelfish, parrotfish and wrasse.