Hidden Beauty in the Depth of Olele Marine Park

Helloindonesia.id – Gorontalo is a province that is still fairly new on Sulawesi Island. Many tourism potentials are scattered in this province, but not much is known because this dive Gorontalo Province is only used as a gateway to reach other tours in northern Sulawesi. One example, tourists choose flights to Gorontalo only to visit the Togean Islands National Park which actually enters the Central Sulawesi region.

The local government is improving and is starting to aggressively promote the customs, culture, and natural beauty of Gorontalo Province to be known and also ready to accept local and foreign tourists. A beach on the south coast that is still in Tomia Bay is made a prime tourist attraction in this area. But what is seeded is not the beach, but the wealth of marine life found below the waters around the coast.

This tour is named Olele Marine Park, located in Olele Village, Kabila Bone District, Bone Bolango Regency. It only takes about thirty minutes to forty five minutes to arrive at this marine park. The distance is about 20 km from the center of Gorontalo.

The white sand Olele beach is very close to the residents’ settlement. But the short distance does not make the surrounding waters polluted. The water still has good visibility, the coral reefs are still dense and well maintained. This proves that the local people still care and understand the potential of wealth in their area.

Colorful coral with diverse shapes will welcome anyone who tries to immerse themselves in the waters of Olele Marine Park. At a depth of two meters, a stretch of coral can be clearly seen. This place is perfect for snorkeling, plus the waters here are quite calm because they are in a bay, namely Tomini Bay.

If you feel unsatisfied with snorkeling, diving is the right choice when you visit this marine park. There are many dive spots with different characteristics from one another. The spots are Jinn Cave, Traffic Circle, Honeycomb, and Muck Dive, but what is a favorite of divers is Jinn Cave.

You need to know, in this marine park there is an endemic sponge coral that cannot be found in any waters. Its existence is sought after by foreign divers. Its uniqueness is in the coral motif that resembles the painting of one of the artists from Spain named Salvador Dali. The painting is named L’enigma del Desiderio. Therefore this sponge coral (Petrosia Lignosa) is known as Salvador Dali.

In addition, for divers who like small animals and macro photography, even in this marine park many kinds of adorable nudibranchs and shrimp are found such as anemone shrimp, saron shrimp, and orangutan shrimp. Sustainability and the richness of the living biota in these waters, make Olele Marine Park like a hidden paradise that has not been touched.

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