Manado Tua is an extinct volcano on the northern tip of Indonesia, clustered together with a few other small islands that are world-renown diving and snorkeling havens, most notably for their wide array of macro life. Walls of coral can be found here, as well as coral gardens hanging from the ceilings of underwater caves. Manado Tua became Indonesia’s first marine park in 1989, making fishing and coral collection punishable by law. Because of the strict regulation of the park’s resources, there is breathtaking biodiversity beneath the surface of its waters. Light currents and tropical water temperatures add to the allure of this exotic locale. Here is some incredible footage of the spectacular marine life of Manado Tua.
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