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 […]

Escape to North Sulawesi this winter

Escape with a Long-Stay Deal Today’s world is full of uncertainty: energy crisis, economic recession, war in Ukraine, cost of living is rising… It makes everyone around you a little bit grumpy — even the weather! But if you are looking to take a break from this, then we have the ideal package for you […]

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!

Welcome again to Thalassa Dive Resorts Indonesia!

After more than two years of living through a disastrous time for international tourism (we are still reeling from the shockwave of the pandemic’s impact), we finally arrive at a time where Indonesia is ready to receive you with open arms again! As a matter of fact, you no longer need quarantine if you’re triple-vaccinated, […]

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 […]

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.

Aqua Lung Pro HD BCD Review

Aqua Lung Pro HD BCD Review

We received the new Aqua Lung Pro HD BCD from Master Selam in Jakarta, and our Course Director Simone had a few things to share about her new piece of diving gear. Check out Master Selam here: Aqua Lung:

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.

North Sulawesi, COVID-19 and how it affects you

Map of the world - Arjen Bokhoven

The coronavirus affects us all. With the world opening up, this page will reflect the most recent changes in Indonesia’s travel and COVID-19 restrictions. Update as of May 2022 On May 19th, the central government announced that a negative PCR or antigen test is no longer required for international travelers wishing to enter Indonesia, as […]

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.

Looking back at 2019

Thalassa by nightfall

Although the end of the year constitutes nothing more than the physical position of our planet in orbit around the sun, for human beings it means closure. We all want a “better” new year, a “happy” or a “healthy” new year, getting rid of the “bad spirits” with fireworks to herald the new year. Out with the old, in with the new. So today we are looking back at 2019, going over a few highlights of the year…

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.