15 – 17 October 2009
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A relatively unknown dive destination not far from Lembeh is slowly getting its share of the limelight. Buyat Bay is about five hours from Manado located south of Lembeh. It used to be a gold mining operation that shut down recently. Now the mining facility’s skeleton staff are seeing a different face – the face of divers vs. that of miners.
Danny Charlton of Lembeh Divers insisted we include Buyat Bay in our North Sulawesi itinerary, and now we understand why he didn’t take no for an answer. It was a coral reef revelation!
Here are several images to show how different it was from Lembeh’s muck.