Togean Island

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Jack Point

Togean Islands

 

The Togeans are made up of of 57 islands of various sizes in Tomini Bay in Central Sulawesi. The There main islands of togean are Batudaka, Togean, And Talatakoh. There are several routes for reaching The togean islands, but the most economic is by ferry via Gorontalo city. There is also a sea route via Ampana, the capital of the Tojo Una-una distric, and the Luwuk-Bunta_Togian routr, which takes you over land. The fastest way to get to the togeans is by direct flight from Makassar to Luwuk, followed by a two-and-a-half-hour drive to Bunta, and then a two-hour chartered speedboat ride to Kadidiri Island where the dive resorts are located.

Kadidiri is a tiny island next to Togean, and is a wonderful place to enjoy the beauty of the beach and the sparkling, crystal-clear, turquoise water. Dive sites are located near the island, only 10 to 30 minutes away by boat. The seascape is a combination of shallow drop offs, steep slopes, several submerged reefs, and a spectakuler coral ‘verandah.

While descending, divers are accompanied by schools of fusilier, snapper and butterfly fish, and colourful groups of anthias that look as if they are performing a welcome dance as they hover above the coral. The plethora of colorful corals and fish found within these pristine waters, where the average visibility is more than 20 meters, has made this area one of the best locations for wide-angle photography in Indonesia.

The shallow water in front of the resort is an ideal place for night diving, home to nudibranch and pipefish, and the odd crocodolefish, leaffish ang frogfish. In the profusion of sargassum floating on the surface, you might also be lucky enough to spot the rare and colorful sargassum frogfish.

Another local attraction is the wreck of an American fighter plane from World War II. The B-24 bomber is still intact, making it possible for divers with the appropriate experience and certification to venture inside and certification to venture inside and explore it in its entirety. If you enjoy diving with schooling predators, then the dives around Una-una Island are not to be missed, where the big schools of barracuda are sometimes accompanied by achools of jacks.

 

Geeting There

Best Season : March – December

Fly to Luwuk

Airport : Syukuran

Aminuddin Amir

Airport

Route :

Palu – Luwuk

Makassar – Luwuk

Jakarta – Luwuk

Luwuk

Or

Fly to Gorontalo

Airport : Jalaluddin

Airport

Route :

Manado – Gorontalo

Jakarta – Gorontalo

Makassar – Gorontalo

Denpasar – Gorontalo

By Land :

Luwuk to Bunta, about two to three hourse

Boat transfer :

Bunta to Togean

(Kadidiri Island)

About two hours by chartered speed boat

Gorontalo to Togean Island :

About 10 – 12 hours by ferry

Dive Site name : Jack Point (1)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 25m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Blennies, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Schooling jack, Tuna, Wall with large overhangs, Many large barrel sponges and sea fans

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Menara II (2)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 25m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composian : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Blennies, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Ray

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Schooling midnight snapper, Tuna

Caution :-

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Pinnacle (3)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 25m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Big schools of jack/barracuda, Tuna, Whale Shark (occasionally), Blue-spotted stingray

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Apollo (4)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 25m

Maximum depth : 40m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer,  Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat, Deep

Highlights : Tuna, Stonefish, Good reef covered with corals

Caution : –

Recommended for : Experienced divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Labyrinth (5)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Barrier

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Several big rock formations

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Dominic Rock (6)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 25m

Maximum depth : 40m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Barrier

Type of diving : Boat, Deep, Drift

Highlights : Tuna, Barracuda, Giant grouper, Blacktip reef shark, Eagle ray, Dolphins occasionally Passing, Big rock covered with soft coral and full og fish life

Caution : Deep dive

Recommended for : Experienced divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : The Crack (7)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 26m

Maximum depth : 40m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly,  Angel, Grouper, Damselfish,  Surgeon, Trigger, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat, Deep, Drift

Highlights : Tuna, Eagle ray, Whitetip reef shark, Swim-through lined with corals

Caution : Deep dive

Recommended for : Experienced divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : The Gap (8)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels,  Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Snake, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Barrier

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Schooling batfish/jack/fusilier, Tuna, Garden eels, Cuttlefish, Eagle ray, Dense and healthy hard coral

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Kota Wall (9)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 28c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels,  Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Barrier

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Tuna, Cuttlefish, Eagle ray, Manta ray

Caution :-

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Nursery Rock (10)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 10m

Maximum depth : 15m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels,  Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Snake, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Lionfish, Banded pipefish

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 0-1

 

Dive Site name : Plongi Garden (11)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 28c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand

Current  : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels,  Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Snake, Ray

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : –

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Mildred ‘s Rock (12)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 10m

Maximum depth : 12m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 28c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life :  Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Flounder, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels,  Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Snake, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Snake eels, Marble ray, Blue ribbon eels, Frogfish

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 0-1

 

Dive Site name : House reef (13)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 10m

Maximum depth : 15m

Visibility : 8m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Fusilier,  Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Flounder, Gobies, Eels,  Frogfish, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat, Shore

Highlights : Soft coral Pygmy Seahorse

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 0-1

 

Dive Site name : Little Lembeh (14)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 12m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Snapper, Fusilier,  Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Flounder, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels,  Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Patch

Type of diving : Boat, Muck

Highlights : Schooling two-spotted snapper

Caution : –

Recommended for  : All  divers

Dive Site Classification : 0-2

 

Dive Site name : Taipi Island (15)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 10m

Maximum depth : 15m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 28c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels,  Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Snake, Ray

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Stonefish, Mandarinfish

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Mini Canyon (16)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Tuna, Bmphead parrotfish, Blacktip reef shark, Eagle ray

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Coral Garden (17)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 16m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 28c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shrore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Snake, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Tuna, Eagle ray, Cuttlefish

Caution :-

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Lost Reef (18)

Area : Togean

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Snake, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Patch, Submerged

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Garden Eels, Eagle ray(occasionally)

Caution :-

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Batu Gila (19)

 Area : Togean

Average depth : 25m

Maximum depth : 42m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat, Deep, Drift

Highlights : Schooling jack/snapper/fusilier/barracuda/bumphead parrotfish/surgeonfish/redtooth triggerfish, Tuna, Marlin, Eagle ray, Hammerhead, Grey reef shark, Leatherback turtle, Large pelagic in deeper dive

Caution : Deep dive

Recommended for : Experienced divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-4

 

Dive Site name : Taipi Wall (20)

 Area : Togean

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Snake Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Barrier

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Tuna, Cuttlefish, Eagle ray, Whale sharks have been spotted in this area

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Dream Rock (21)

 Area : Togean

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Gobies, Scorpion, Blennies, Shrimp, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Deep drop off with several overhangs

Caution :-

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Goa Goa (22)

 Area : Togean

Average depth : 25m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life :  Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Gobies, Moray eels, Frogfish, Scorpion, Blennies, Shrimp, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Huge overhang

Caution : –

Recommended for: All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Bomber (23)

 Area : Togean

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 31c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand, Mud

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Snapper, Fusilier,  Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Puffer, Gobies, Blennies, Shrimp, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Patch

Type of diving : Boat, Wreck

Highlights : Wreck of a US B-24 bomber of the 307th Squadron. The plane suffered engine failure during a bombing raid (on either Sulawesi or borneo) in 1945 and, unable to return to base at Morotai, had to make an emergency landing. All 11 crew were reported to have survived.

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 0-2


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