Togian Islands: A Diver’s Paradise
Relaxing under swaying palm trees on a pearl-white beach and occasionally taking a dip in azure-blue water. The Togian Islands in Sulawesi offer the ultimate island life. In addition to chilling on bounty beaches, the Togian Islands also have the most unique dive sites. A definite must-visit!
Dive School Togian Islands
On the Togian Islands, you’ll find various dive schools. After some research, we ended up at Bomba Divers. As we had booked two nights at Araya Divecenter, which is next to Bomba Divers, we were able to combine this perfectly. The dive school is small, but well organized. You can make different dives every day. A large part of the dive sites are in the nearby area. Only for dives around the island of Una Una, you pay an extra amount due to the distance.
Other possible dive schools are:
- Sanctum Una Una
- Black Marlin
Diving at Una Una
The most beautiful dive sites of the Togian Islands can be found at the volcanic island of Una Una. Unfortunately, this is also the most remote island in the area. From the island of Batudaka, it took us about 2-3 hours to get there by boat. In addition, you should also take into account that you have to pay extra costs for the boat trip. The additional costs are shared with the people on the boat. So the more people go along, the cheaper the dive. But it was worth the long sit, as the coral here is truly beautiful.
At the island of Una Una, you’ll find a vibrant underwater life with more than 1000 different species of predatory fish, including barracudas, turtles, and rays. The coral in this area can sometimes be thousands of years old. During a dive in this area, you have the chance to spot, among others, frogfish, seahorses, reef sharks, scorpionfish, and giant Napoleon fish. Unfortunately, we missed sharks and seahorses, but the rest we were able to tick off our list.
The huge coral walls of Bunaken might be more spectacular, but Una Una is certainly just as special. Because Bunaken is one of the most famous dive sites in the world, it can sometimes be a bit crowded. At Una Una and the rest of the Togian Islands, you’re often alone in the water. An unforgettable and magical experience.