Siladen Utara Dive Site

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This dive site has a lot of stunning gorgonian sea fans and colourful coral on a pristine reef. The site is normally only dived by advanced divers and is a reef flat with sandy patches and gravel patches.

The dive site drops down to 35 metres, with the best parts of the dives being around 30 metres. Visibility averages around 15 metres but can go up to a maximum of 35 metres. Divers can visit all year around and the water temperature averages between 26C and 30C throughout the tear. Currents are strong and together with the deepness of the dive, this means that divers need to be more experienced to dive here.

The marine life found here include the main Bunaken Island species and so divers can expect to see barracudas, trevallies, garden eels, wrasses, snappers, and large groupers. It is a well-known site for seeing turtles who are commonly found looking for food around the reef flat area. Divers should also be able to spot emperor angelfish, eagle rays, white tip reef sharks, and black tip reef sharks. Some of the overhangs home juvenile sharks that can be found sleeping on the sandy bottom. The site is a haven for nudibranchs and so macro divers should definitely try to dive here to spot the many different species of nudibranch. There are also a good variety of shrimps, lobsters, sea slugs, small crabs, giant clams, and other macro creatures making it a great spot for macro photographers as well.

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