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Gangga Island Resort & Spa

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Gangga Island Resort & Spa

4 star hotel
Pulau Gangga desa Gangga satu Likupang Barat, PO Box 1734, Manado, North Sulawesi 95375, Indonesia
30 rooms
FREE Internet

Gangga Divers

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Beachfront resort & spa in North Sulawesi
  • Access 30+ dive sites in Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh Straits
  • Eagle rays, sharks, pelagics, turtles, rare macro life
  • Tropical gardens, palm trees, white sand beach
  • Large salt water pool overlooking lagoon
  • BBQ and themed nights in open-air restaurant
  • Candlelight dining on the beach
  • Pasung Spa, traditional fishing, island tours, sunset cruises
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 26, 2020

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Diving during the covid-19 pandemic is as safe as any other activity with the correct health and hygiene procedures in place. Gangga Divers are operating with PADI guidelines for diving during covid-19. This includes all diving gear being thoroughly disinfected in sanitation solution before and after use. All countertops, pens, and other equipment are also sanitized after each use. Guests and guides are expected to adhere to physical distancing rules on the vessels. The capacity of our boats may be lowered to allow for physical distancing.
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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

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

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 5%
  • 51 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: if you cancel 21 days or less prior to your arrival date, you will lose 100%; if you cancel more than 21 you will lose 5% of your booking. 

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS: You can cancel your trip up to 14 days prior to your arrival date.  If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel, you will be able to reschedule your booking within 12 months from your original booking date. If by the end of the 12 months, you have not been able to use your booking, you will receive a full refund.




Explore diving around the Gangga Island Resort & Spa

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

  • PADI 5* dive center based on the beach
  • International instructors with local knowledge
  • Hot water showers, training pool, maintenance room, air-con
  • 5 dive boats with toilets, towels, camera tanks, powerful engines
  • Snacks, warm drinks and drinking water onboard
  • Daily dive trips and regular night dives
  • Recreational PADI dive courses
  • Member of the North Sulawesi Watersport Association

Description

Gangga Diver's PADI 5* Star Dive Center is based on the beach at Gangga Island Resort. 

The dive operation boasts international instructors with a wealth of local knowledge. Facilities include racks for gear storage, showers with hot water, training pool, equipment maintenance room, battery charging station, free WiFi, air-conditioning, fish ID books and a shop. 

5 all-wood, purpose built boats offer on-board toilets, powerful engines, towels, freshwater tanks for cameras, drinking water, warm drinks and snacks. 

Daily dive trips depart in the morning, afternoon and night. A full range of recreational PADI courses are offered, including PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality. 

The dive center is a member of the North Sulawesi Watersport Association (NSWA) and committed to protecting the local reefs. 
 

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian

PADI® Courses Available

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

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Great for families

  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Resort Description

Gangga Island Resort & Spa is located in North Sulawesi, on the tip of Gangga Island. 

Access to over 30 dive sites around Bunaken National Marine Park, Bangka Archipelago and Lembeh Straits. These ecosystems offer pristine reefs, muck diving and rare species. Look out for eagle rays, tuna, sharks, bluering octopus, napoleons, turtles, nudibranchs, giant frogfish, pegasus sea moth, cockatoo waspfish and many varieties of eel. 

The resort is set within tropical gardens with palm trees, facing a white sand beach  with four poster day beds. The resort’s buildings are comprised of wood with thatched roofs and a large salt water pool overlooks the turquoise lagoon. 

Each guestroom comes with air-conditioning, a mini bar, TV, WiFi and coffee/tea making facilities. Evening turn-down, laundry and concierge and ticketing confirmation services are available. 

The open sided restaurant serves local and international delights centered on seafood dishes. BBQ and themed nights occur regularly and on-beach dining is offered. Coconut bar serves wine, beer, liquor and cocktails. 

Pasung spa, snorkelling, fishing with local fishermen, island tours, national park excursions and sunset cruises constitute the resort's activity offering. 
 

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How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MND) in Manado.
  • The resort is 70 minutes drive from Manado Int. Airport and then 20 minutes boat from Serei pier (resort boat).
  • If you arrange the transfer with the resort, there will be a member of the staff to meet you at the airport. They will have a paging board with your name on it.
  • The latest possible arrival at the airport is 6 pm, later than that the guests need to book an overnight stay near the airport.

Departure:

  • Once you have checked out at the reception your transfer back to the airport will be provided.

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