Manado City Tour — Explore the Capital of North Sulawesi

Manado City Tour

Our tour through Manado City takes you past all kinds of intriguing sites in North Sulawesi’s capital.Manado is home to around 450,000 people, and is one of Sulawesi’s bigger cities, second in size to the capital Makassar in the south of the large island. Preparing for the Manado City Tour The tour is a great […]

Tomohon extreme market closed!

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Save time and paper by pre-registering your trip today!

Saving time and paper by registering online.

No-one likes to fill out paperwork, especially when you just arrived at our resort after a long flight. This is why we introduce our new registration site. Here, we kindly ask you to fill out all required information before you depart to North Sulawesi. This will save you time so you can just enjoy your […]

Welcome again to Thalassa Dive Resorts Indonesia!

After more than two years of living through a disastrous time for international tourism (we are still reeling from the shockwave of the pandemic’s impact), we finally arrive at a time where Indonesia is ready to receive you with open arms again! As a matter of fact, you no longer need quarantine if you’re triple-vaccinated, […]

It’s only a matter of time…

With Christmas around the corner, we are reaching the end of an incredibly strange year. I sometimes wonder if the concept of ‘time’ is actually real, because how can something go so slow while at the same time have blazing speed? This is exactly how the past year felt for all of us here in […]

Donate to help us through 2021

Team Thalassa Manado

Dear Thalassa friends,Who could ever have thought that the Coronavirus situation would unfold the way it has. And that it would last this long? With you not able to travel to us, the year 2020 forced us to find alternative sources of income. We try selling pizzas to Manadonese via delivery or at our resort, […]

Shoot for a great new year!

Did you make that perfect shot during a dive, that one photo that deserves to be seen? Kick off the new year with us in style, by entering our two photo competitions this month!

Keeping busy during downtime

An empty swimming pool…

It’s been more than 6 months since we haven’t been able to welcome you to our resorts. Nevertheless, we work hard in the face of economical hardship. In this post I share some of the activities we undertake during this crisis.

Celebrating World Sea Turtle Day

A sea turtle swimming along a Bunaken Reef

The Bunaken National Marine Park is perfect for spotting sea turtles, whether you are snorkeling above the coral reefs or at depth along one of the walls, seeing turtles is always exciting. In this post, we celebrate World Sea Turtle Day by sharing a few turtle facts. Scroll down for a handy infographic. The species […]

Building a resort: Thalassa Dive Resort Lembeh

Building Thalassa Lembeh

In today’s article we go back in time to look at the construction of our sister resort on Lembeh. In this photo series, read how a muddy hillside was transformed into a full-fledged boutique resort in less than 7 months time… Whenever the chance for a day trip to Lembeh-in-progress came up in 2017, I […]

Four creatures and their mating rituals

Giant clam at Fukui Point

Today we’re highlighting four animals you can find in the waters around North Sulawesi. Specifically, we’re talking about how they mate. This article originally appeared over at Diveplanit and features the Great Barrier Reef, but half of the animals listed there can be found in our area as well.

Where do all these Manadonese dive guides come from?

This article was originally written in German, by our friend Liliane Hennicke at Manta Reisen. In this post she describes how Simone Gerritsen started with an idea and ended up with North Sulawesi’s most successful diving education for local dive guides.