Lekuan I, II & III
Whether beginner or experienced, in daytime or at night, you will drop down here through calm and crystal clear water to the coral wall in front of Lekuan Beach on the south side of Bunaken Island. The wall has 3 prongs imaginatively named I, II and III and is a very popular site for all levels due to the conditions and the variety of fish and turtles present.
There are perhaps 10 green turtles on Lekuan I alone and some of the males are a very impressive size. You'll see them paddling by in the open ocean or resting under the many overhangs and ledges that mark this Bunaken scuba diving spot.
Legions of bump-headed parrotfish may charge past as you make your way to the wall where there lurk many lionfish and statuesque scorpionfish. Swarms of anthias at the reef edge will keep you entertained and there is every chance that the big lips of the humphead wrasse might cruise by to say hello.
The steep walls have tremendous coral growth, some massive green stands of black coral bushes, and, unless you are a real depth junkie, they will go down far beyond your maximum depth. Lekuan II in particular has very deep sections, and some interesting coves and shafts to cut across, in search of tuna and other pelagics. Diving in the Bunaken National Marine Park makes for a fine memory if you are fortunate enough to visit it.
Lekuan Reef Basics: Dramatic wall diving
Depth: 5 - >40m
Visibility: 25 - 35m
Surface conditions: Calm
Water temperature: 27 - 30°C
Experience level: Beginner - advanced
Number of dive sites: 3
Diving season: All year round, but can be rough from January to March
Distance: ~18 km north of Manado Bay (40 mins)
Access: Bunaken and Manado resorts and liveaboards
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