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A small island, located in the Bay of Manado, it is one of the premier diving and snorkelling areas in the world. It was so beautiful, I dedicated a much larger article to it.
Read about Bunaken Island. Snorkelling on Bunaken Island. Located about two hours drive from the city, this is where you can swap the blue of the ocean for the lush green rude date the jungle.
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