A happy Women's Dive Day participant

Our PADI Women’s Dive Day video won a prize!

Remember when we posted our video to celebrate PADI Women’s Dive Day last July? Turns out that PADI liked it so much, it was selected  as one of the winners! High fives all around as PADI informed us of the ...
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Chef Arnol takes 2nd Prize at Mando Fiesta Culinary Festival

Manado Fiesta is a yearly event held in the city of Manado, taking place from August 30th until September 9th this year. Different cultural festivities including music, art, fashion, religion and of course, food are celebrated all over town. The ...
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Learn & teach with our IDC in November

Teaching others is a rare gift, and there is nothing like seeing your students grow and develop into world-class divers. This experience can be yours by taking our Instructor Development Course under the guidance of PADI Course Directors Frans Rattu ...
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Merdeka!

Merdeka! August 17 — Indonesian Independence Day

Triple-person-ski-walking, sack-racing, man-o-war, bite-the-kerupuk and attempting to climb a 6 meters high pole covered in grease was all done during Indonesia's Independence Day last Friday. We filmed our team, guests, friends and family competing against each other, with some totally ...
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Artificial reefs in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi

Taking steps to preserve (as well as promote) growth of healthy coral ecosystems North Sulawesi is a relatively unknown treasure as a diving hot spot, but anyone who has ever visited the area before, knows how rich the biodiversity is ...
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Women’s Dive Day 2018

Known as Women's Dive Day, today we're celebrating women in diving. If you know Thalassa a little bit, you know we also sponsor a school, where we train local kids as dive guides or hotel staff. For Women's Dive Day ...
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How large is Indonesia actually?

For a long time, the name “Indonesia” was almost synonymous with “Bali”, but in reality, Indonesia is larger, way larger than just that one tiny island among 17,500. Number 14, but still huge In terms of land mass, Indonesia covers ...
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Complete your travel plans with a visit to Lembeh

Since its opening October 2017, Thalassa Dive Resort Lembeh is well underway to becoming a fan-favorite among both repeaters and new guests. If you’re planning your next diving trip, you can combine your stay between Thalassa Manado and Thalassa Lembeh ...
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Diver practicing buoyancy.

5 Tips for Beginning Scuba Divers

Scuba diving is all about mastering certain skills in order to become an accomplished diver. With PADI’s variety of programs to help you become a proper diver, it means doing your homework and putting in hours. If you are thinking ...
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The Mystery of the Molas Shipwreck

Japanese, Chinese or Dutch? The Molas Shipwreck is a dive site right in our back yard, near the beach of Molas village. Details about the wreck are scarce, and what little information can be found online is not very reliable ...
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Staff member speaking bahasa Manado.

Manadonese — the unique language of the Smiling People

During your stay here in North Sulawesi, one of the most immediate and lasting impressions is the ubiquitous sound of “Iyooooo” — Manadonese for “yes”. The impassioned, up- and downward sliding intonation of the word has a slightly familiar Latin-American ...
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Our new promo video is out

Here is our brand new promo video, which was created especially for the dive shows we're attending in 2018. The video is full of good summery vibes, and hits the right notes all the way through ...
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Crafting a website, or how we rebuilt Thalassa’s online presence from the ground up

Well, here it is, our brand new online face! We’re excited to finally be able to share with you our new web design, and in this first post I’d love to tell you a little bit about how we got ...
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Looking back at 2017 and forward to 2018

Wow, it’s almost 2018 already! 2017 was quite a ride, and in this article we’re looking back on last year, with all its bumps, humps and hurdles. Thalassa Lembeh As most of you loyal repeaters already know; we opened a ...
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