Bitung, Indonesia

On the north coast of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia lies Bitung, known for its incredibly vibrant, varied and often-bizarre marine life that thrive in its coastal waters. Nature lovers welcome!

Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve is just an hour’s drive away, or you can “muck dive for sea slugs” from Bitung. Swimming with these creatures is a joy and despite the name, they’re actually snails.