Superlative Siladen: Diving at Bunaken

LENA KAVANDER and BYRON CONROY (photography) had always longed to pay a visit to Indonesia’s renowned Bunaken National Marine Park, but would it live up to their expectations?

In the heart of the Coral Triangle lies the Bunaken National Marine Park. Well-known for its clear turquoise waters, tropical climate, spectacular coral reefs and vast marine biodiversity, this place is something of a diver’s paradise. My partner Byron and I had wanted to experience diving in this marine park for a long time, and we were certainly not the only ones to have this destination on our bucket-list.