Hotel Santika Premiere Seaside Resort Manado
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... and was quickly followed by a match of rugby/water polo against the local kids and it was a spirited affair. We came out on top and cherished the victory of our first official match. The resort planned a bbq party and band for our last night. The food was great, the music awesome and a huge bonfire provided some ambience. We have an extremely early departure at 4:30 am tomorrow so we'll catch you up ...
... of the small island, just a short walk through the jungle to the other side. We got our gear on and jumped in. It was totally amazing! The sea was so clear and blue and there were so many more fantastic corals and fish than we had seen previously. We even saw a black tip tailed shark on three occasions whilst in the water. We were surprised at how big they were and how much we felt unthreatened. Jonathan even swam after one whilst I filmed him! After another fabulous lunch we swam ...
... all up when a less experienced diver hit 50 bar. Our dive time was extended in some cases more than 45 minutes! Bunaken was a great place we had sunset walks along the beach, a hammock and a balcony, great food and atmosphere, and top standard diving - we couldn't have wanted for more (except to stay for longer...) Oh....and how could I forget. Jessica our very own baby monkey (see the pics). She was brought over to Bunaken by a Dutch guy who had found ...
... on the streets since Varanasi in India!
We slept really well in the AC of Hotel Regina, and the next morning did a little toiletry purchasing before getting a pete-pete to the stinking fish market where we had been told we could get a boat to Siladen, an island next to Bunaken at the tip of Sulawesi. When we got to the market we got directed in all different directions by locals who didn't really know where the public boat went from (but they don't like to ...
... transportation. Lia kept calling to the Cakalang Resort, where the boat was coming from, and they kept saying they were on their way.
When the boat finally showed up at 0745 Ameen and I had serious doubts about actually seeing dolphins this morning. I asked Ferdinand, our boatman, if he thought we would see them - he shrugged and replied, "mungkin" - maybe/probably. He also told me that his friend had called and given him the best information about where ...