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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.

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?

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! 👎

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.

Pipefish at Lembeh Strait

DUIKEN — Lembeh Strait

The following article originally appeared Dutch scuba diving website and magazine Duiken (“diving” in Dutch), focusing on the Lembeh Strait and its fantastic muck diving.

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!

Supplies ready to go

The Palu Relief Effort

On September 28th 2018 Palu in Central Sulawesi was struck by tragedy. An earthquake with a 7.5 magnitude leveled and damaged over 70.000 houses, displaced thousands and caused the deaths of at least 2.100 people. Resorts all over Sulawesi pulled together to organize a Palu relief effort.

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…

PADI IDC in Indonesia

Looking for a PADI IDC in Indonesia? Teaching others is a rare gift, and there is nothing like seeing your students grow and develop into