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Four creatures and their mating rituals

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.

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.

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

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

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