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Scuba Diving in Bunaken and Manado – Octopi, pygmy seashorses and harlequin crabs

In Indonesia, Scuba Diving by Jaclynn Seah2 Comments

Diving in Manado is great for anyone who loves underwater photography – check out my dive logs in Bunaken as well as Lembeh Straits. We were back diving Manado and Bunaken after our Lembeh dives, which gave us an extra hour to sleep in =) Perhaps after the plethora of macro life in Lembeh we were a little spoiled, but there were still some great discoveries here, including the pretty harlequin crab, and how we almost came across a mimic octopus! Dive 12/16 (#71) 14th Nov 2012 9.45am (58 mins) 23.1m Bunaken – Mandolin This is a shallow reef which …

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Living it up at Cocotinos Manado

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For this particular trip, my group of 5 were a little tired of the cramped and occasionally icky conditions of our past dive accommodations, so this time around, we planned our stay at a pretty nice boutique hotel resort called Cocotinos Manado. The dive centre Odyssea Divers is based in the resort, so our dive package was settled by them as well.   Getting There Manado is located on the tip of North Sulawesi, about 3 hrs flight from Singapore (no time difference) so it’s pretty easy to get there. The Manado airport Sam Ratulangi is pretty small – basically a …