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Mantehage Island, an Island with Amazing Scenery in Bunaken Marine Park Site

Mantehage Island is a small-sized island located in the group of Bunaken Marine Park. The island looks green from far, and it lies right in the middle of sea. As far as you can see, the island is so beautiful with blue sky and white clouds above it. When you arrive at this island, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches with its white fine sand. This is a fascinating island, especially with the biodiversity in its underwater and mangrove forest. 
Mangrove trees dominate the island, and it is one of the islands in the group of islands of Bunaken Marine Park. Most people of this island spread in several villages with a livelihood as farmers, not fishermen. This is because the government of Mantehage does not allow local people to catch fish in a large amount. Fishing is limited by certain regulations. 
          Administratively, Mantehage Island lies in Wori District, North Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi Province. There are four villages in this island, i.e. Tangkasi, Buhiasm Tinongko and Bongo Villages. The island is one of marine tourine destinations in the group of Bunaken Marine Park. The island is adjacent to Phillipine, Sulawesi Sea, North Minahasa and Maluku Sea. With such borders, the island offers fantastic marine tourist destination for visitors. To reach the island, you can travel from Manado. There are many domestic flights to Manado, provided by several airlines such as Garuda Indonesia, Batavia Air, Lion Air and many more. After you have arrived at Manado, you can continue your journey to Mantehage by speedboat. It takes about an hour by speedboat to Mantehage from Manado.  

          Diving is the most interesting activity you can do in Mantehage Island. You can enjoy the beautiful underwater life with this activity. Diving will give you an unforgettable memory. There are some diving spots in the waters of Mantehage Island. You can start to dive from the location with various species of fishes and coral reefs. If you are a professional diver, you can dive to the depth of 18 meters. With such depth, you can have a distinctive experience. You will be able to find a more unique and extreme creatures like napoleon, barracuda, angel fish, blow fish, lobster, blue ribbon eels, and sharks. You can prepare a camera to record the beautiful scenery of schools of fish.

          You will not find any hotels and home stay in Mantehage Island. However, you don’t have to worry as you can stay in one of the local people’s houses. Local people usually provide home stay for visitors who want to spend their night in the island. Otherwise, you can stay in Siladen Island. The both islands provide adequate facilities for visitors. The distance of Mantehage to Siladen is about an hour. The resort and home stay in Siladen include Siladen Resort and Spa, Tante Martha Homestay, Ahlan Hotel, Angkasa Raya Indah Hotel, Arison Hotel and many others.
          Mantehage is one of the most exotic islands in Bunaken Marine Park site. It is recommended to visit Mantehage Island when you travel to Bunaken.
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