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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.

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.

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.

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?

Fendy on the left, with members of his team

Fendy: dive guide and instructor

In this series of blog posts, we introduce you to our PADI instructors. This week, our resident diving supervisor Fendy Galeang (30) shares some stories with us…

Satoka in the swimming pool giving ok signal

A PADI Instructor in Indonesia: Satoka Kubo

In this series of blog posts, we introduce you to our PADI instructors. Satoka Kubo (29) has been working with us at Thalassa since 2017 as PADI instructor, dive guide and marketing manager.

Our garden near the Hilltop rooms

From the veggie garden to the restaurant

Regular guests will know we used to have a little veggie garden at our resort in Manado next to the lounge area. Unfortunately, the stuff just refused to grow, but now we have a new garden and it’s doing great.

Gisele and Stanley at Bunaken National Park

Freediving in 2019: simply breathtaking

Interested in trying out freediving with the Indonesian record holder as your instructor? Well, have we got some news for you, because, as of 2019, Thalassa Dive Resort Manado will be offering you the chance to do just that!

A happy Women's Dive Day participant

We won PADI’s Women’s Dive Day video contest!

When we posted our video to celebrate PADI Women’s Dive Day last July, we entered it in PADI’s video contest. PADI liked it so much they selected it as one of the winners! High fives all around when they informed us of the following…

Cooking prize at Manado Culinary Fiesta

Manado Fiesta is a yearly event held in Manado, taking place from August 30th until September 9th this year. Different cultural festivities including music, art, fashion, religion and of course, food are celebrated all over town. The Manado Culinary Fiesta is the chance for chefs to show off their cooking skills. Our chef and resort manager Arnol managed to snag a cooking prize in Manado!