Togean is a group of islands consists of 57 large and small islands inside Tomini Bay in Central Sulawesi. Three main islands of Togean are Batudaka, Togean, and Talatakoh. There are several routes to reach Togean: the economic route will be through Gorontalo city by ferry to Togean Island. Sea route journey via Ampana, the capital of Tojo Una-una District, and Luwuk-Bunta-Togian route. The faster journey to Togian can be accessed by direct flight from Makassar to Luwuk, continued with 2.5 hours drive to Bunta, and continue the journey with a 2 hours chartered speedboat ride to Kadidiri Island where the dive resorts are located.
Kadidiri Island is a tiny island next to Togean Island, a place to indulge the beauty of the beach meeting the sparkling crystal clear turquoise water. Dive sites are located nearby the island, only 10-30 minutes by boat. The seascape is a combination of drop off that not too deep with a steep slope towards the deeper part of the ocean, several submerge reefs in between, and spectacular verandah made from corals.
While descending, divers are accompanied by schools of fusilier, snappers, and butterfly fish. The colorful group of anthias hovering above the corals looks like performing a welcome dance. The plethora of colorful corals and fish nicely put within the pristine water with average visibility reaches more than 20m has made this diving area as one of the best wide angle photography location in Indonesia.
In the shallow water in front of the resort is an ideal place for night diving. Divers usually encounter nudibranch, pipefish, crocodilefish, and sometimes leaffish and frogfish in this site. Observe the sargassum floating in large amount on the surface; you may get a chance to see the rare sargassum frogfish in many colors.
Another attraction is the American fighter plane wreck from World War II. The B-24 bomber aircraft is till intact; make it possible for divers with wreck diving experience to go inside and documenting each of its part. If you wish to dive by the schooling barracudas, then don’t miss the dive in Una-una Island waters. Here the schooling barracudas sometimes accompanied by school of jackfish.