Scuba diving in Mandolin

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Diver level
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 40 m
Moderate to strong.
Average: 15 m
Maximum: 35 m
Mandolin is located on Bunaken Island. The site consists of a vertical wall with some caves located near its deeper part. Diving here is available for advanced divers.

When to go

Diving is available all year long. The average water temperature varies between 26-30C/78-86F.

What to see

The diverse marine life of the area includes giant barrel sponges, gorgonians, black coral, numerous soft corals, schools of black snapper, fusilier and pyramid butterfly fish. It is also quite possible to spot black and white tip sharks, napoleons, trevallys, dogtooth tunas, turtles, blue spotted rays, scorpion fish, leaf fish, lobsters, nudybranches, flat worms, morays and soft coral crabs.

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