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Pulau Kadidiri – Secret dive paradise

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Pulau Kadidiri

For diving fanatics, the name Kadidiri Island is a famous leading destination in Indonesia, but it is still little known outside the diving community. Located at the tip of the Gulf of Tomini in Central Sulawesi, Kadidiri is one of the islands in the National Park Togean containing the wealth of the Coral Triangle.

With white sand beaches and amazing glassy water, Kadidiri’s exotic beauty and charm make it one of the most important tourist destinations of the area. Kadidiri is a paradise for divers for its beautiful underwater scenery, rich coral reefs and beautiful marine life. The waters around Kadidiri support more than a thousand species of marine animals, many of which are endangered and protected.

Pulau Kadidiri

Togean The islands were formed by volcanic activity, and are covered with dense rainforests, surrounded by ancient coral reef formations. The islands are a very secluded paradise, composed of 56 almost-uninhabited islands that have managed to retain a natural elegance, unspoiled by man. The Togean Archipelago is not easy to achieve, but anyone willing to make the effort will be more than rewarded with everything you would expect from such a difficult-to-reach destination and much more! Ultimate seclusion, endless entertainment, and excellent diving and snorkeling, which may very well be the best found in Indonesia, if not the world.

Located in the Coral Triangle that stretches from the Philippines and East Malaysia through the Indonesian archipelago to East Timor and the Solomon Islands, the Togeans are the only islands in Indonesia, where all the main types of reef can be found in one place: atolls, barrier and fringing reefs.

Pulau Kadidiri

The reefs are in excellent condition and maintain an almost impossible abundant marine life. Parrot fish, banner fish, moon fish, starfish, blue striped sea snakes, and spotted stingrays are just some of the species that you may encounter in the ankle-deep waters, only a few meters from the coast. For more experienced divers, eager to further head out to sea, sightings of sea turtles, black-tail barracuda and blue marlin are quite common. If you are patient (or lucky) enough, the scalloped hammerhead can even visit. Another popular dive site is the wreck of an American B24 bomber from World War II. The aircraft is largely intact, and is home to nudibranchs, lionfish, and large schools of jackfish.

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