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Thalassa Dive Resort Manado

Hotel category

3 Star

Rooms

22

Wellness/Spa

YES

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Onsite

House reef

YES

Resort 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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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 80% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 80% will be charged if you cancel between 22 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 15 days prior to arrival

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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. 

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

Thalassa Manado Dive Center is a PADI Green Star Award dive center offering personalized diving for all levels.

Year-round temperatures at the 29℃ mark make diving in North Sulawesi an absolute delight. A shorty or 3 mm wetsuit is all you need to enjoy one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.  The region offers five unique diving areas, with no fewer than 150 dive sites, suitable for all level of divers. 

The center offers nice extras like a prep & carry service and an air-conditioned camera room, as well as allowing a maximum of 4 divers per guide, for a super intimate diving experience. Dive in the nearby Bunaken Marine Park, known for its sheer drops covered with sponges and all kinds of corals, dropping down 60-200 meters into the deep blue. The amount of turtles on these reefs is staggering!

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • 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

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

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

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

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

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi Green Star Award

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

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

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Facilities

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

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Archery
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool/Snooker

Amenities & services

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

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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