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North Sulawesi, COVID-19 and how it affects you

The coronavirus affects millions of travelers and divers world-wide. In order to meet the demands of travel restrictions, we are announcing a few temporary changes to our cancellation policies…

Thalassa by nightfall

Looking back at 2019

Although the end of the year constitutes nothing more than the physical position of our planet in orbit around the sun, for human beings it means closure. We all want a « better » new year, a « happy » or a « healthy » new year, getting rid of the « bad spirits » with fireworks to herald the new year. Out with the old, in with the new. So today we are looking back at 2019, going over a few highlights of the year…

SilkAir and Scoot Airlines

Regarding flights: Singapore to Manado

Lately we have seen a sharp decline in tourist arrivals here in North Sulawesi. Although the area generally is not known for its large influx of foreign tourists, this decline does have a dramatic effect on our resort. We see fewer guests, more empty rooms, and fewer dive boats on the water.

Duikteam Baerne and the Trash Zombies

Duikteam Baerne at Thalassa

In our first ever guest post on this blog, Marlies Wolters, owner of Dive O’ Clock offered to share her experiences while staying at Thalassa with members of her diving club. How do we handle 22 crazy divers that all wish to dive together AND set the record for most beers consumed during a holiday? Find out in this post.

Instructor candidates in the pool doing exercises

Choose a PADI IDC in Indonesia for 2020

We are starting 2020 with a bang: FIVE PADI IDC’s will be held during the new year at Thalassa Manado. Starting your diving career through an Instructor or Divemaster course with Thalassa is (in our biased opinion) the best value, and much more than just financially.

How be a great beginner diver

Scuba Diving Tips For Beginners

Do you want to be more than just a fish-watching tourist? Here is an infographic and a valuable collection of tips that might help. This article is for beginners but can also apply to divers of any skill level.

Turtle hanging out at Bunaken

DUIKEN – Manado & Bunaken

This article originally appeared in scuba diving website and magazine Duiken (« diving » in Dutch). This piece focuses on diving at Bunaken, Manado and the Bunaken Marine Park.

A hermit crab doing its thing.

The plight of the Immortal Lobsters

Among other animals in the ocean, lobsters have a unique position in the animal kingdom. Their DNA makes them essentially immortal.

Sunset at the Bunaken National Marine Park

A diving holiday in North Sulawesi

What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions North Sulawesi? An awesome diving holiday? The cheerful smiles? Finding some peace & quiet? Or maybe all of the above?

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