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 […]

Save time and paper by pre-registering your trip today!

Saving time and paper by registering online.

No-one likes to fill out paperwork, especially when you just arrived at our resort after a long flight. This is why we introduce our new registration site. Here, we kindly ask you to fill out all required information before you depart to North Sulawesi. This will save you time so you can just enjoy your […]

Guests who booked nearly 3 years ago finally arrived!

Our guests Wim & Désirée have been waiting for a whole pandemic before they finally arrived! We asked them a few questions during an improvised interview in our school, and of course we have another update!

Diver Spotlight: Alex del Olmo

Alex del Olmo

Award-winning videographer Alex was our guest before the pandemic, and he’s shot some amazing footage while he was here.

Merdeka! – Indonesia’s Independence Day Underwater

Merdeka! - Indonesia's Independence Day Underwater

🇮🇩 Happy Independance Day Indonesia! 🇮🇩 We took some local guests diving for a flag-salute underwater. For many of them it was their first time diving. Well done everyone!

The Minahasa Highlands

The Minahasa Highlands

We’re taking you up into the Minahasa Highlands, and show you some of the unique (and tasty!) sights you can find in this beautiful part of North Sulawesi.

Holothuria – the Secret Life of Sea Cucumbers

Holothuria - the Secret Life of Sea Cucumbers

For this broadcast, we explore the fascinating world of echinoderms. Join us for another hour full of fun facts about the often-overlooked sea cucumber!

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Diving Bunaken: Fukui Point

In this weeks’ post, jump into the water with us and let’s visit Fukui Point, a popular dive site in the Bunaken National Marine Park. Are you ready? 👌 Let’s go down! 👎 Diving Fukui from Manado The area: North Sulawesi, the island: Bunaken, the diving: fantastic! Only a 20-minute boat ride away from our […]

Fendy: dive guide and instructor

Fendy on the left, with members of his team

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… How did you start at Thalassa?I was one of the first students who graduated from the school in Tongkeina, where I learned a lot from Ibu Simone in […]