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 […]

Welcoming our first international guests!

Our resorts are open

We’re delighted to welcome our first international guests again. And what a great reason to celebrate our 100th live broadcast!

Yogi & Mermaids

Yogi doing stretches

We had a lot of people over at Thalassa Dive & Wellbeing resort. Come take a look with us – and of course we have a nice update again.

Interesting green

Interesting green

Join us for a lovely stroll through our gardens and identify a number of plants with us.

Our spa opens!

The spa is open for a massage!

We’ve had a bit of an official opening of our spa: two guests had themselves pampered. We also have some more great updates for you.

Opening our Restaurant!

Our new restaurant is open!

It’s happening, we opened our restaurant for a select group of guests to give our new place a proper test drive.

Opening a New Dive Center During a Global Pandemic

The small village of Bahowo in North Sulawesi is now the proud home of Thalassa’s newest dive center!

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.

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.

Garuda Airlines changed their flight schedule, and it’s perfect.

From Amsterdam to Manado with Garuda - yay!

SilkAir will cease flying the Singapore – Manado route starting in May. In its place, Scoot will service the route but tickets are not on sale yet. In this post, we take a look at a solid alternative.

Regarding flights: Singapore to Manado

SilkAir and Scoot Airlines

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.

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 […]