Hotel Santika Premiere Seaside Resort Manado
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... and gave chase but quickly gave up…on a close reach even a 50+ foot monohull can’t touch a catamaran’s speed and we left that boat in our wake pretty easily. As we rounded the corner and turned up the wind was blanked by the atoll and we put on the motors. We trolled up the outside of the reef and we could see the bottom in more than 20 metres of water – testament to the incredible clarity of it. A narrow channel led us into the volcano’s ...
... soft corals and nudibranchs made the dive very interesting. Thousands of palm sized angle fish and tangs in a massive reef long school, moved around us as we whisked by while they faced into the current feeding. It was like we were in a bubble that was defined by the presence of fish. Very nice. But four dives in two days and I was done. The 9th is a day of rest as we made plans for two day dives on the 10th and a night dive. ...
... is a food market, sadly it is famous for all the wrong reasons as dog and monkey meat are the main fare for sale. After such a magnificent experience in Tangkoko we just couldn't bring ourselves to visit the market, some countries experiences are just best left for the locals.
Onwards to clean and shiny, beautiful ...
... almost to extinction in the reserve but thankfully with the help of overseas funding there are a group of rangers who every day walk with the monkeys from dawn until dusk to protect and monitor them. Thankfully for us this also means that our guide knows approximately where they are so we get to walk amongst them, literally.
Our first stop in the trek was to see some Hornbills, these magnificent birds with their huge colourful ...
... 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 ...