Diving in Gorontalo

Tomini Bay, North Sulawesi

Scuba diving was only started here around the year 2000 by an enthusiast who was keen to find a viable alternative to the more established and popular nearby destinations in Sulawesi. Show more

Dive Site Descriptions

Honeycomb - Honeycomb is a west facing, north-south wall covered with porous corals, sponges and pink cupressina hydroids. What makes this site special is the spectacular array of abundant and unusual fish species. Show more

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How to Dive Gorontalo

Strawberry tunicates; diving in Sulawesi - photo courtesy of Massimo Boyer

Regretfully, due to the lack of reliable flight operators and regular flights at the time, we have stopped offering diving packages in Gorontalo.

But with only one dive centre operating in Gorontalo, you can sample for yourself this fascinating brand of deep healthy coral walls, wreck diving, pinnacles and bays, in waters that are only crowded by fish. The centre is clled Miguel's Diving.

Diving Season

The Gorontalo scuba diving season runs from November to April. Outside of this time, the winds make surface conditions too unreliable for trips to be guaranteed.

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Reef Summary

Good for: Small animals, underwater photography, reef life and health, wall dives and value-for-money
Not so good for: Non-diving activities
Depth: 5 - >40m
Visibility: 20 - 30m
Currents: Gentle
Surface conditions: Calm
Water temperature: 28 - 30°C
Experience level: Beginner - advanced
Number of dive sites: 15
Distance: 230 km west southwest of Manado (1 hour)
Access: Dive resorts
Recommended length of stay: 3 - 7 days

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