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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!

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 […]

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.

Duikteam Baerne at Thalassa

Duikteam Baerne and the Trash Zombies

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.

Choose a PADI IDC in Indonesia for 2020

Instructor candidates in the pool doing exercises

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. Why a PADI IDC in Indonesia? “PADI IDC in […]

Scuba Diving Tips For Beginners

How be a great beginner diver

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. So you just earned your PADI license, congratulations! But where do you go from here? Moreover, […]

DUIKEN – Manado & Bunaken

Turtle hanging out at 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. Original text: Judith Rietveld, photos: Daniel Versteeg. Both Manado and Lembeh are part of Sulawesi, the fourth largest island in Indonesia. It is a relatively undiscovered destination compared to the popular […]

Christmas in North Sulawesi, You’re Invited!

Beautiful soft corals at Bunaken

If you’re a single traveler and you want to experience something different during the Christmas season, why not spend it in warm, tropical water? For many divers, including singles (more on that later), Christmas is the perfect excuse to get away from the cold holiday season. Instead, why not spend Christmas in North Sulawesi? Swim […]

The plight of the Immortal Lobsters

A hermit crab doing its thing.

Did you know that lobsters can essentially be immortal? The way they go through their lives is such a bizarre story in terms of biology, we just had to share it… Shrimps, crabs, langustines and lobsters are fascinating creatures. Their insectoid appearance make them a delight to watch during a dive. Shuffling around on the […]

A diving holiday in North Sulawesi

Sunset at the Bunaken National Marine Park

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? Hello mister! As I’m walking through the street of Manado, almost every five minutes I hear a cheerful “Hello mister, how are you?” Of course […]