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 […]

Do divers live longer? One man means to find out.

Joseph Dituri plans to smash the world-record for living underwater. Currently held by two men from Tennessee at 73 days back in 2014, the Florida-native Dituri plans to live in an underwater habitat for an astounding 100 days. The reason is not just to set a new record, but has scientific goals as well. Living […]

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!

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.

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.

It’s only a matter of time…

With Christmas around the corner, we are reaching the end of an incredibly strange year. I sometimes wonder if the concept of ‘time’ is actually real, because how can something go so slow while at the same time have blazing speed? This is exactly how the past year felt for all of us here in […]

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.

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 […]

A PADI Instructor in Indonesia: Satoka Kubo

Satoka in the swimming pool giving ok signal

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. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a PADI Instructor and move to Indonesia to pursue a dream career? Satoka Kubo did […]

From the veggie garden to the restaurant

Our garden near the Hilltop rooms

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. After doing some renovation work on our Hilltop rooms, the surrounding gardens offered the perfect […]

The Palu Relief Effort

Supplies ready to go

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. Immediately after the disaster, concerned messages and questions […]