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A good place for snorkling

60 minute drive from the city but you have to get up early around 6 AM to avoid the wave that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Agi S
Snorkel off the boat near shore

two friends and myself went to Olele and got on a boat. We travel by boat to gem cove and swimming... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Bill F
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Norco, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

60 minute drive from the city but you have to get up early around 6 AM to avoid the wave that getting stronger. they have a several good spot to take underwater pictures

Thank Agi S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

two friends and myself went to Olele and got on a boat. We travel by boat to gem cove and swimming in some very comfortable water where you could see the fish along the coral. Very nice. On the way back we did one more...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Please stop going to this place, they throwing a lot of food in the water to attract the animals. Because of this in the future the whaleshark will not continue there emmigration which is terrible and will distroy the natural way of living (like what...More

Thank Marissa B
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The 45min drive along the coast road offers some spectacular viewpoints as well as passes the whale shark village and provide an opportunity to check if they are residence. Unfortunately they have not been seen since early 2016 so don’t get your hopes up too...More

Thank stuffmatters
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Famous for snorkling spot, but it is actually way way way better if you go underwater and dive to the Djinn cave spot to see the beautiful coral gardens that shifts into a wall, many and varied sponges and critters that came with all size...More

Thank cucaracha86
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

If you are staying in Gorontallo, you will check this activity and the hour to commute to go to this beach is not worth it Small town along the beach is full of plastic bottles laying on the ground and other garbage. If you have...More

1  Thank EricFeddal
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I went to Olele Beach on June 28th, 2017. Olele beach is 1-hour away from our hotel (New Melati Hotel) in Gorontalo. We dove 2 times in Olele beach, Jinn Cave dive site. Jinn Cave itself is 5 minutes away from Olele beach. We were...More

1  Thank Marini Naomi O
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Takes an hour or so from Gorontalo City along winding coastal road . Met a guide at our hotel who recommended a contact to meet us by the Olele fishing village. We took the glass bottom boat out to 2 points along the reef for...More

Thank zsuki
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Excellent place for snorkeling. The guide (the glass boat operator) will take a underwater photo of you even if you can not dive using a snorkel and makes you "a pro" diver. The negative point is that there were so many plastic trash everywhere...

Thank Jusuf A
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The location was about 1 hour by car from Gorontalo city. From the village we use a glass boat. The 1st spot was right in front of the village. If you don't snorkeling you can enjoy the underwater view from the glass. The spot not...More

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