Scuba diving in Tengah
Tengah means "in the middle", which refers to the middle of the west side of Bunaken island. Tengah is a highly variable dive site. Due to its location in the park, Tengah generally has less visibility than other sites in the park. However, on a day Tengah goes, it can easily be the best site in the park. Jumping in at the split, schools of giant trevally and sharks play in the current. As you reach the west side, curves and undulations in the wall make for interesting pockets of current that attract all kinds of critters. As you reach the plateau, rich hard and soft coral gardens cover almost every inch of the reef. Schooling fish are everywhere, the macro will leave even the most seasoned divers excited, and in the middle of the site is a large table coral harboring 6 baby sharks.
When to go
Diving is available year round. The average water temperature stays around 26-30C/78-86F.
What to see
The site offers an abundant marine life that includes rays, turtles, napoleons and an occasional shark.