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Murex Dive Resort

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Murex Dive Resort

3 star hotel
Jl Raya Trans Sulawesi, Desa Kalasey I, Manado, North Sulawesi 95361, Indonesia
15 rooms
No Internet

Murex Dive

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Murex Dive Resort is small, family-run and has been operating since 1987
  • Spacious rooms with air-conditioning, hot water, free WiFi and rustic verandas
  • On-site spa providing traditional beauty and massage services
  • World-renowned Indonesian muck diving, macro critters and coral reef walls 
  • Visit nearby Tangkoko National Wildlife Preserve or climb a local volcano
  • Sumptuous, open-air restaurant offering Asian and International flavours
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Apr 20, 2021

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What you can expect during your stay All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash Face masks required for guests in public areas Face masks required for staff in public areas Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas Staff required to regularly wash hands Regular temperature checks for staff Doctors available 24/7 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests. We are ready to welcome you. Please check out this short video; https://www.facebook.com/murexdiveresorts/videos/872667396593923/
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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


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


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

Payment & cancellation

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 97 days prior to your arrival date, you will lose 5% of your booking; if you cancel between 97 and 52 days, you will lose 25%; you will lose 100% if you cancel less than 52 days prior to your arrival date.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS During the current Covid-19 situation, only 5% deposit is required until 21 days before arrival and when travel is confirmed.   You can cancel up to 21 days before arrival date without any penalty.   

Explore diving around the Murex Dive 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


  • Murex Dive has been in operation for over 30 years
  • Protected Bunaken Marine National Park is only 35 minutes from the resort
  • Chance to see turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, octopus, dolphins and dugongs
  • Purpose-built dive vessels offer chance to see sperm whales and pilot whales
  • Guides with photography and marine biology training, each with hundreds of local dives
  • Regular night dives in Manado Bay to see nocturnal marine life


Murex Dive has been guiding visitors around Manado and Bunaken for over 30 years, with the protected Bunaken Marine National Park 35 minutes from the center.

Murex dive guides have thousands of dives in the local area and have taken part in marine biology and photography courses. Murex Manado’s pool is four meters deep and is purpose-designed for training.

We have purpose-built, spacious and shady dive vessels, each of which comes with a sundeck, toilet, long ladders, fresh water box for cameras, refreshments and safety equipment.

The center maintains a collection of dive gear, which will be prepared, loaded, rinsed and stored for your convenience. The conditions are ideal for Open Water and Advanced Courses, alongside a variety of specialties such as Underwater Photographer, Fish ID and Wreck Diver.

Murex Resorts offer courses from beginner to pro level, and are able to do so in English, German, Dutch and Indonesian.

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PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Description

Murex Dive Resort is a family-run resort operating continuously since 1987. Rooms are comfortable and air-conditioned and located near the on-site spa, which offers massages to guests.

Three buffet meals are provided in the open-air, authentic restaurant and include international and Asian flavours using local, fresh and sustainable produce.

Guests can enjoy a range of land-based activities including highland tours, trips to view volcanic islands, a guided trek to Tangkoko National Wildlife Preserve or up a volcano or white water rafting. 

Divers are 35 minutes from protected Bunaken Marine National Park in North Sulawesi, where you'll find dramatic walls with hard corals and get the chance to see turtles, reef sharks, sea snakes, eagle rays, sting rays, dolphins, pilot whales and schools of colourful fish.

Nearby Tanjung Papaya - an artificial reef made from motorcycles and teeming with lionfish - offers a unique dive in the area.

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How to get there


  • The resort is located just 1 hr from Manado International Airport. 
  • Manado International Airport receives flights from all major Indonesian cities such as Bali and Jakarta, as well as international connections from Singapore. 
  • The resort provides airport pickups via air-conditioned vehicles. A friendly representative from the resort will be waiting to greet you at arrivals.


  • Once you have checked out, you may catch a resort transfer back to the airport. 
  • Journey time is around 1hr. 


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