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3 Star

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FREE

5 star dive center

Onsite

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Resort Highlights

  • Get away from the crowds on Sahaung Island, open to 16 guests maximum
  • Your ideal base for exploring Bangka Islands, North Sulawesi and Bunaken National Park
  • Relax in hammocks between coconut palms or under shelters made of palm leaves
  • Dance barefoot on the beach around a campfire to the sounds of local musicians
  • Take a trip to the Highlands of Minahasa and marvel at the giant volcanoes
  • Bask in bold, Indonesian flavours with a European twist at the open-sided restaurant
  • Stop by APA KA BAR for Happy Hour and admire the sun setting over the waves
  • Support the No-Trash Triangle Initiative, just one of the ways Blue Bay Resort reduces their impact on the environment  

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1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35% (downpayment)
  • 68 days before trip start: 65% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 98 days prior to arrival
  • 35% will be charged if you cancel between 98 and 68 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 68 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Blue Bay Divers Resort is an authentic Indonesian getaway on the stunning island of Sahaung, next to Bangka Island in the Gangga Bangka Archipelago.

With space for up to 16 guests, this resort is perfect for those looking to get their own slice of tropical island life. Lounge in a hammock on the beach or get some shade under a palm-thatched shelter. For adventurous travelers, why not arrange a trip to the Highlands of Minhasa where you can marvel at the regions impressive and dominating volcanoes.

The bungalows are built in traditional Sulawesi style and come with wooden terraces looking out over the beach and bay. In the open and airy restaurant, guests are spoiled with Indonesian cuisine. The beach bar APA KA BAR and the sandy beach are ideal for relaxing and enjoy the Happy Hour is from 6 pm to 7 pm. The resort often organizes seafood BBQs on the beach, bonfires with guitar music and various ball games on the beach. 

This family-owned resort takes steps to reduce its environmental impact in every way it can, including becoming a member of the No-Trash Triangle Initiative. It means that the authentic bungalows come without A/C and the bathrooms have an Indonesian mandi (scoop) instead of running water.  After each third dive, or when it rains, the resort will serve your bathroom with hot water.

Explore diving around the Blue Bay Divers Resort

What to see

If it’s weird, you are likely to find it in the Lembeh Strait. Top critters on every diver and photographers wish list include the mimic octopus, Wonderpus, Rhinopias, flamboyant cuttlefish, Ambon scorpionfish, harlequin shrimp, and the very entertaining hairy frogfish. If lucky, you might also come across the delicate Lembeh Sea Dragon. Also, be boggled by the wide array of nudibranch and during night dives, look out for stargazers in the sand and Spanish dancers passing by in the darkness.

At areas like Bunaken and the nearby Bangka, dolphins or pilot whales can sometimes be seen from the surface. Underwater, expect green sea turtles, schools of trevally and colorful reef fish along the many walls. Bangka and Manado Tua also feature a myriad of critters.

If you dive around the Sangihe Archipelago and Talaud Islands, the healthy reefs and volcanic activity yield many colorful reef fish and schools of fusilier, snapper and predators like trevally, barracuda and Dogtooth tuna. Macro life is also abundant and there are pygmy seahorses, crabs and shrimp as well as nudibranch to find at muck dive sites. Look out for pelagic animals which come to feed and clean like manta rays, sharks and even hammerhead sharks.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Unique region home to 70% of all fish species found in the West Indies Pacific Ocean
  • Heaven for photographers with calm, clear conditions paired with rare macro species
  • Eco-conscious dive team with local experience and a passion for conservation
  • Think frogfish, sepia, mandarin fish, mimic octopus and ghost pipefish and more
  • Short boat trips with most dive sites no more than 15 minutes away from Sahaung
  • Dive not just in the Bangka archipelago but around North Sulawesi, including world-famous destinations Bunaken and Lembeh

Description

Blue Bay Divers is a small and well organized diving center offering perfect conditions for photographers, macro-lovers and eco-minded divers. 

A lot of value is placed on diving comfort, convenience and safety, as shown in the detailed briefing and emergency equipment on board. All diving is done in small groups of 2-3 divers maximum and boat trips to the local sites are short, never more than 15 minutes. All local dive guides have a keen eye- don't worry, you won't miss any of the little beauties under water!

During a week's worth of diving, it is common to see frog fish, sepia, mandarin fish and minik octopus, plus many more! This is a truly unique dive destination with crystal clear water, volcanic sands and 70% of all fish species in the West Indies Pacific Ocean. 

In addition to the dive sites around the island of Bangka, regular day trips depart for the Lembeh Straits and Bunaken National Park, both world-famous as some of the best macro dive sites in the world. These trips include 3 dives, a tasty lunch and the chance to admire the region's coastal beauty. There is a minimum number of participants.

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Book Swap/Library
  • Cultural Excursions

Food & drink

  • Beer And Wine
  • Buffet

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Thb)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

How to get there

Arrival:

  • The closet airport is Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manadao (MDC).
  • A private transfer from/to the airport can be arranged. (Advance notice required, extra charge apply).
  • The driver awaits you at the airport or any confrimed meeting Point and time.
  • You will be escort by car to a village on the northern tip of Sulawesi. The journey takes 45 minutes. 
  • Afterwards, you will board the boat and be at the Blue Bay Divers Resort 30 minutes later.
  • Latest transfer / pick up is 7 pm from manado, but also this is weather depending.
  • Check in time is at 01:00pm

Departure:

  • Check out time is at 02:00 pm
  • A transfer back to the airport will be arranged. (extra charge apply)

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