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Location: Manado (Indonesia)
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Marine Sightings:

Based on data from your reviews for Manado. we know the following about the marine life you can expect to see.
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Reef Fish Sightings: Pelagic Fish Sightings: Quality of Coral:

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Bottlenose Dolphin No data No data No data You may see this You may see this You may see this You should see this You may see this You may see this You may see this No data You may see this
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Giant Octopus No data No data No data No data You may see this No data You may see this No data No data You may see this
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Grey Reef Shark No data You may see this No data You may see this You should see this No data You should see this You may see this No data You may see this No data You may see this
Hawksbill Sea Turtle No data You may see this No data You should see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You should see this You may see this No data You may see this
Leatherback Sea Turtle No data No data No data No data No data You may see this You may see this No data You may see this No data No data You may see this
Manta Ray No data No data No data No data You may see this No data You may see this
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Marbled Ray No data No data No data No data No data No data No data You may see this
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Pilot Whale No data No data No data No data No data You may see this No data No data No data You may see this
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Potato Grouper No data You may see this No data No data No data You may see this You may see this No data No data No data No data You may see this
Scorpion Fish No data You should see this No data You should see this You may see this You should see this You should see this You may see this You should see this You should see this You may see this You should see this
Spotted Eagle Ray No data No data No data No data You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this No data You may see this You may see this
Steller Sea Lion No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data You may see this
Trumpetfish No data You should see this No data You should see this You should see this You should see this You may see this No data You should see this You should see this You may see this You may see this
Whitetip Reef Shark No data You may see this No data You should see this You should see this You should see this You may see this You should see this You may see this You may see this No data You may see this



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Reviews:

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Visited Comments
February 2009 Still excellent but not as good as the 2007 trip we did. Although I was only here for 3 days this time so maybe I just needed time for my critter eyes to kick in ;) Stayed at Lembeh Resort again (which is excellent), and I will be going back. Photos for both trips at www.reefbeasties.com
Date posted: 12-May-2010 08:24 by: scuba_suzy
March 2007 Macro lovers paradise! Muck diving at its best. You dive down and wonder what all the fuss is about (because the place looks dead & barron until the guide starts to find all manners of tiny weird and wonderful creatures! Stayed at Lembeh Resort (which is excellent), and I will be going back.
Date posted: 12-May-2010 08:20 by: scuba_suzy
September 2009 It was our fourth trip to Manado. Stayed at Bahowo Lodge in small village with Phil and Paula an english couple that we met several years ago. They had helped to set up my daughters Medical Elective trip in 5 year of medical degree. The lodge has approx 10 rooms and a pools. It is a great place to stay.
Date posted: 02-Apr-2010 11:40 by: Nudibranchman
October 2009 Dove with Two Fish Divers and spent 3 days at Bunaken (wall dives with lots of fish, turtles, some sharks, coral, & a crocodilefish) and 3 days in Lembeh Straights. Awesome muck diving at Lembeh! (saw the lembeh dragaon, rhinopias, many different types of scorpionfish, frogfish, hairy frogfish, TONS of beautiful nudibranchs >20different types, wonderpus, blue spotted octopus, blue spotted stingrays, leaf scorpionfish, stargazers, mandarine fish, harlequin ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorse, flambouyant cuttlefish, sea moths, flounders, pipe fish, cardinal fish, decorator crabs, ribbon eels (lionfish and porcupine fish were a dime a dozen) etc. etc...Who would have thought you could find all that cool stuff in black sand??? MUST DO: night dives in Lembeh! Just watch out for the small jellyfish--ouch! Our only complaint was that the food wasn't very good--but the diving made up for it : )
Date posted: 22-Oct-2009 04:47 by: shontellee13
April 2009 Good diving with a bit of everything.
Date posted: 26-Apr-2009 15:00 by: duikertje
June 2007 Third trip toi see friends. Hotel Santika excellent as always. Eat several time at Bahowo Lodge. Great diving.
Date posted: 18-Jan-2009 12:10 by: Nudibranchman
June 2005 Second Trip to Manado to visit all our friends at Thalassa. Took our daughter for the first time. Met and Made friends with Phil and Paula of Bahowo Lodge. They offer alternative to hotel.
Date posted: 18-Jan-2009 11:29 by: Nudibranchman
October 2004 Our first trip to Manado. Everyone very friendly. Had a great time.
Date posted: 18-Jan-2009 10:48 by: Nudibranchman
June 2008 Great diving there, special with Bangka and Lembeh close by. I chose Thalassa for its great service and vicinity to the dive sites! Normally you stay on the boat the whole, just to make 2 dives... With Thalassa you come back to the dive center after every dive. For me this flexibility is great: it's eas to clean the camera... Just go there!
Date posted: 12-Jul-2008 10:19 by: Jan
June 2008 Great diving there, special with Bangka and Lembeh close by. I chose Thalassa for its great service and vicinity to the dive sites! Normally you stay on the boat the whole, just to make 2 dives... With Thalassa you come back to the dive center after every dive. For me this flexibility is great: it's eas to clean the camera... Just go there!
Date posted: 12-Jul-2008 10:17 by: Jan


Wreck Dives:

Here are the wreck dives we know of for Manado.
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Molas
Ranked as OK by independant reviews Ranked as OK by independant reviews
The steel-hulled Dutch merchant ship that sunk in 1942, lies at a depth of 35m-40m on a sandy slope. The ships open hull is easily accessible for divers. The wreck has become the habitat for grouper, trevallies, crocodile fish, wrasse and schools of surgeon and unicorn fish besides beautiful soft corals decorating the deck and railings.
25m / 82ft
40m / 131ft
Accidental sinking: 01-Jun-1942 Wreck penetration is possible. Technical or decompression diving. More info...
Diver reviews for Molas:
my partner had her first deep dive on this wreck as part of her advanced training a good first wreck dive
Date posted: 07-Apr-2006 18:50 by: malc who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by malcRanked as OK by malc


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Rating: Ranked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviews95%
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Basking Shark
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Beauforts Crocodilefish
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Blue Ringed Octopus
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Bluespotted Ray
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Bottlenose Dolphin
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Clown Anemonefish
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Dugong
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Emperor Angelfish
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Giant Octopus
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Gray Whale
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Great Barracuda
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Great Hammerhead
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Green Sea Turtle
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Grey Reef Shark
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Hawksbill Sea Turtle
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Leatherback Sea Turtle
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Manta Ray
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Marbled Ray
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Pilot Whale
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Potato Grouper
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Scorpion Fish
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Sea Otter
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Spotted Eagle Ray
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Steller Sea Lion
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Trumpetfish
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Whitetip Reef Shark
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