Night diving is considered by many dive enthusiasts to be the best way to really see the variety of life that inhabits the reefs, and night diving in Bunaken Marine Park from Siladen Resort & Spa will not disappoint!
We have recently we have been having some fantastic night dives in Bunaken Marine Park, and always recommend that our guests try one early on in their vacation because night dives are among one of the highlights of diving here.
We have two types of diving within the park, both of which offer a completely different night dive experience. Muck diving can be done on the slopes of the mainland, and at night you can see many types of critters come out, such as the mimic octopus, different frogfish species, many different ghost pipefish, and even the flamboyant cuttlefish. Around the islands, we have wall diving, and at night the walls literally come alive with an (almost) infinite variety of different crabs and crustaceans.
The plethora of amazing creatures is one of the reasons Siladen is so popular with photographers. The resort and its boats are kitted out with underwater photography and camera gear in mind, and the resort also hosts workshops with expert underwater photographer and Inon representative, Lisa Collins.
Recently on one night dive on Bunaken’s famous Lekuan wall our guests were lucky to spot three blue-ringed octopuses hunting over the reef. It is common to sport turtles sleeping in the crevices, and you can sometimes spot reef sharks lurking around. As always, our guides will use their hawk-like eyes to spot even the most camouflaged of critters.
Check out the video below to witness some of the most amazing critters that can be encountered during a Siladen night dive.
To find out more about Bunaken diving from Siladen Resort & Spa’s private island paradise, or to make a reservation, visit www.siladen.com