Bunaken Scuba Diving
This site, on the west coast of Bunaken Island, always features highly on people's favourites list and is named, not as an insult to a visitor called Hughie, but after its Japanese discoverer who dived this spot some 20 years ago. Here, unlike most of the Bunaken diving sites, you will find not a wall but more of a slope with a few short, steep drops.
Here you can find white-spotted moray eels peering out from their hideouts, and sailfin tangs elegantly raising their dorsal fins and soaring away. If there's a current running then you can expect to see thousands of red-tooth triggerfish, swarming low down and en-masse across the reef slope.
Since it is a cleaning station you are likely to run into all kinds of big fish. It's a perfect place to observe Napoleon wrasse having their parasites nibbled off as trevallys and large snappers line up for the same hygienic make over. Not only will the big fish show up here but you can also amuse yourself with the colony of garden eels or checkout the 5 hefty tridacna giant clams lying in a row.
Fukui Point Reef Basics: Sloping Wall
Depth: 5 - 25m
Visibility: 20 - 30m
Currents: Gentle to strong
Surface conditions: Calm
Water temperature: 27 - 30°C
Experience level: Beginner - advanced
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: All year round, but can be rough from January to March
Distance: ~20 km north of Manado Bay (45 mins)
Access: Bunaken and Manado resorts and liveaboards
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