- Type: Shore Dive
- Level: Medium – Advanced
- Current: Mild
- Depth: 4 – 40 meters
The Bunutan dive site offers a diverse underwater landscape and a rich array of marine life, making it a must-visit for divers.
The dive begins in the shallows, where you’ll find a field full of garden eels, creating a unique and mesmerizing sight. As you descend to around 18 meters, a beautiful reef unfolds before your eyes. This part of the dive site is often home to honeycomb moray eels and octopuses, adding an element of excitement to the dive.
Beyond the reef, the underwater landscape transforms into a slope adorned with sea fans and barrel sponges. At this point, the current often picks up, allowing divers to drift or ‘fly’ over the slope. This current also attracts larger fish species, including giant barracuda, giant trevally, and tuna, making for an exhilarating encounter.
As the dive progresses, the current typically eases, revealing a breathtaking landscape towards the end of the dive. Here, you’ll find pinnacles that reach almost to the surface, large sea fans, and table corals. These structures often serve as hiding spots for juvenile white tip reef sharks, adding a thrill to the dive.
Due to the presence of currents, Bunutan is recommended for more experienced divers. The combination of diverse marine life, varying underwater landscapes, and the thrill of drift diving make Bunutan a truly unique and exciting dive site.