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Thalassa Dive Resort Manado

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Thalassa Dive Resort Manado

3 star hotel
Jalan Raya Molas, Kecematan Bunaken, Kecematan Bunaken, Manado, Sulawesi Utara 95242, Indonesia
22 rooms
FREE Internet

Thalassa Dive Resorts Indonesia

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Dive in the protected Bunaken Marine Park
  • Laid-back launch pad for world-class diving and snorkeling
  • An abundance of majestic sea turtles means guaranteed encounters
  • Go jungle trekking in the nearby Tangkoko Nature Reserve
  • Balmy year-round temperatures of around 29 degrees
  • Soothe sore muscles at the tiny house spa
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the summit of the Minahasa Highlands
  • Relax with a cooking class or get your adrenaline pumping with river rafting
  • Cool off in waterfalls or in the resort pool
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Sep 10, 2020

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Our kitchen & restaurant staff wear gloves & masks, we have hand sanitizing stations at high-traffic areas, and we disinfect all of our equipment.

Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
Book in full confidence. We are PADI, the leader in diving.

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: 20%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS : Bookings don't require down payment, but full amount is to be paid until 15 days prior to arrival.

Explore diving around the Thalassa Dive Resort Manado

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

  • Winner of a PADI Green Star Award for its dedication to conservation
  • Maximum of 4:1 diver to instructor ratio
  • Prep & Carry service for all your equipment
  • Make use of the spacious, air-conditioned camera room
  • Over 150 dazzling dive sites to explore
  • Guaranteed encounters with sea turtles
  • Learn a new discipline with a freediving course 
  • Freediving instructor is the current Indonesian National Record holder

Description

The reputation of our PADI teaching methods is without equal and arguably the best available in North Sulawesi. We teach you scuba diving properly, at your own pace, and with zero shortcuts. This means that the PADI diving license you have earned with us forms a strong foundation for all your future diving trips.

North Sulawesi consists of three main diving areas: the Bunaken National Marine Park on the west coast, the Bangka archipelago in the North and Lembeh Strait on the east coast. 

Despite covering an area that’s not very large, each of these areas offer entirely unique diving experiences. With access to over 150 dive sites, North Sulawesi is a fantastic place to spend your diving vacation.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

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

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi 100% Aware
  • Padi Green Star Award

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Archery
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool/Snooker

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • Buffet
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Vegan

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Island Hopping
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Live Music
  • Cooking Classes
  • Hiking

Payments

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

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Amenities & services

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

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Thalassa Dive Resort Manado is a 3* resort offering instant access to spectacular 5* PADI diving, freediving and snorkeling.

Unpretentious simplicity without any of the stuffy formalities is the way of life at Thalassa Dive Resort. There are simple pleasures aplenty; cold drinks by the pool after a day's diving, an indulgent treatment at the micro spa, hanging chairs on the pier overlooking the ocean, a taste of delicious Indonesian cooking, and cozy bungalows tucked away in lush gardens...

With temperatures hovering at around 29 degrees all year round and a 5* PADI dive center on site, it couldn't be easier to explore the dazzling underwater worlds of Indonesia. The center even has an air-conditioned camera room, perfect for pre and post underwater photography dives. 

Above water, you can take a tour of the Minahasa Highlands or encounter the tarsier, the world's smallest primate, during a jungle hike through the Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Take a cooking class, cool off in waterfalls or discover the largest collection of "Waruga" - ancient monolithic sarcophagi of the Minahasa people, and the Bidadari wall paintings. 

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How to get there

Arrival 

  • Fly to Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC).
  • A driver will be waiting just outside the arrivals area, with a name placard.
  • The transfer to the resort is 30 minutes.
  • 24 hour check in.

Departure

  • Check-out is at 11 am.
  • A driver will take you back to Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC).


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