[5D4N] Taka Bonerate in South Sulawesi (Snorkelling & Diving)

Selayar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia


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“Hi, I am Tracy! I am a full-time Travel Blogger, Planner & Organizer. I am Indonesian and I stayed in Singapore for about 11 years before I moved back for good in 2016. I love nature - I hike and I dive. I support coral conservation. When I am not doing either one, I write and I plan. And yes, also meeting friends for a cuppa tea or coffee, too! :) Hope to see you around one day!”

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Taka Bonerate is the third largest atoll region in the world after Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and Suvadiva in the Maldives.
So far, Taka Bonerate has captured my heart the first time I visited there in 2017. The colorful corals is  just so rich and spectacular to see.

Stretching south of the main island of Sulawesi into the Flores Sea, the Taka Bonerate National Parkin the Selayar Regency is a dominantly rich marine park, but it is also habitat to a number of bird species from land birds to coastal and sea birds that frolic on the many sand dunes.

Taka Bonerate, together with Wakatobi , Ambon , Banda and Raja Ampat , together with Bunaken as well as the Derawan islands in Kalimantan, are at the heart of the Coral Triangle which stretches from the Solomon Islands in the east, to the Philippines in the north, to Bali , Lombok , Komodo , Flores and the Savu Sea in the south, these latter form the base of the huge Coral Triangle. Besides atolls, this national park comprises 21 islands.

[5D4N] Taka Bonerate in South Sulawesi (Snorkelling & Diving) starting at Selayar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Here you can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, take a leisurely walk on the white sand beach, canoe, go fishing (we won't do fishing and canoeing tho ~), or just watch in awe the sun rise in the morning, or in the evening set slowly behind the horizon in fantastic hues of orange and purple. The crystal clear waters offer a wide range of reefs, from barrier reefs to fringing reefs and atolls to steep drop-offs, as well as slopes and flat seabeds, all offering opportunities for beginners to professional divers to test their skill and be amazed by the wonderful beauty of this underwater sea life. Besides the 242 species of corals, Taka Bonerate boasts 526 species of colorful and strange reef fish as well as 112 species of macro algae.

[5D4N] Taka Bonerate in South Sulawesi (Snorkelling & Diving) starting at Selayar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia


DAY 1 (Sat, 06/08/2022): Makassar – Selayar – Taka Bonerate (L,D)
Reach Makassar early in the morning and we will right away continue our journey to Tanjung Bira by car. From Tanjung Bira, we will take a ferry across to Selayar. Reach Selayar, we will have a lunch break, and shopping stop to buy some additional snacks to bring over to Tinabo Island in Taka Bonerate where we will stay for the next 3 nights. Continue our journey to Pattumbukang Harbour and get ready for our journey to Tinabo Taka Bonerate. Dinner and rest.

DAY 2 (Sun, 07/08/2022): Taka Bonerate (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will get ready for diving. Around 08.30 we will head to the 1st spot Reef Wall 1, surface interval, and continue with the 2nd dive at Reef Wall 2. Lunch break and back to Tinabo. 3rd dive will be at Acropora Point. Rest and free programme until dinner time.

DAY 3 (Mon, 08/08/2022): Taka Bonerate (B,L,D)
Today we will also do 3 day dives – Ibel Orange, North Tarupa, and Lasalimu. Back to Tinabo in late afternoon.

DAY 4 (Tue, 09/08/2022): Taka Bonerate – Selayar (B,L,D)
Before heading back to Selayar, we will do our last dive at Acropora Point. Check in Hotel at Selayar.

DAY 5 (Tue, 10/08/2022): Selayar – Makassar (B)
Breakfast, free programme until time leaving to airport.