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Molas Shipwreck is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The maximum depth is 121-130ft/37-40m. The average visibility is 41-50ft/12-15m.

Near Molas Beach, A Dutch cargo ship sank on the 22nd February 1942. The wreck lies on a sandy slope at 35-40 meters and the twin screws of the 60-meter ship are still intact. Surrounded with yellow trumpet fishes, large puffers, angelfishes, butterfly fishes, Moorish idols, sweet lips, snappers, batfishes, scorpion fishes, crocodile fishes, and the white-tip sharks are resting in the wreck. The wreck is very interesting and nice, but because the wreck lies very near by the city of Manado, the visibility sometimes is lousy.


The wreck is covered with colourful soft corals and it is a perfect hiding place for numerous schools of fishes, as well as scorpionfish, leaffish, nudibranchs and flat worms.

There is a gentle slope from the ship wreck up to the reef top, and at about 10m you can find many coral heads and black sand full of fascinating small critters such as ghostpipefish, nudibranchs and pipefishes which are not found anywhere else on earth.


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