North Sulawesi is a province in the northern part of Sulawesi Island located in the center of Indonesia. Its administrative center is Manado. Due to the mixing of two oceans — the Atlantic and the Pacific, a unique ecosystem has formed in these places. The underwater world amazes with its diversity. There are very many rare animals that you will not find anywhere else. The region is famous for its beautiful, almost untouched coral. Lots of walls, caves, cracks and grottos are waiting for curious explorers. Each place has something to offer. For example, it can be an encounter with a nudibranch spanish dancer, or it can be a big beautiful shell, or a rare dwarf seahorse. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, you can get if from a trip to an active underwater volcano, where you can touch ancient secrets hiding the origin of the Earth.
The climate on the island is equatorial, favorable for year-round diving. The rainy season is from October to March, and sunny weather sets in until November. In July it starts to get hot and a draught may set in. The average annual air temperature is +25…+30 °C, the water is +27…+30 °С. Underwater visibility reaches 20-40 meters.
North Sulawesi is a province of Indonesia, where such popular dive sites as the Bunaken National Marine Park and the Lembeh Strait are located. You will meet unusual marine creatures in the strait, especially during night dives. The islands of Bangka and Manado Tua will become a real discovery for lovers of macro photography.