Thalassa's Blog

We write about all kinds of things happening in and around Thalassa — from diving tips, announcements to company updates, and other fun posts about North Sulawesi and Indonesia. If you like to stay up to date with our posts, subscribe to our newsletter!

Arjen Bokhoven

Spotlight on Fukui

In this weeks’ post, jump into the water with us and let’s visit Fukui Point, a popular dive site in the Bunaken National Marine Park. Are you ready? 👌 Let’s go down! 👎

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Our garden near the Hilltop rooms
Arjen Bokhoven

From the garden onto your plate

Regular guests will know we used to have a little vegetable garden at our resort in Manado next to the lounge area. Unfortunately,, the stuff just refused to grow, no matter how much we gave the plants all the TLC in the world. After doing some renovation work on our

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Simone Gerritsen teaching students
Arjen Bokhoven

Wonder what it’s like?

If you have never traveled to our part of the world, and you’d like to know what it’s like to stay with us, the following articles vividly describe a diving trip made by readers of Dutch diving magazine Duiken (“diving”).

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Arjen Bokhoven

Freediving in 2019: simply breathtaking

Let’s go deeper Interested in trying out freediving with the Indonesian record holder as your instructor? Well, have we got some news for you, because, as of 2019, Thalassa Dive Resort Manado will be offering you the chance to do just that! Stanley Sradaputta, born in Surabaya and raised in Jakarta

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Arjen Bokhoven

The Palu Report

September 28th 2018 was the day that Palu in Central Sulawesi was struck by a tragedy: an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 leveled or damaged over 70.000 houses, displaced thousands and caused the deaths of at least 2.100 people. Immediately in the wake of this event, concerned messages and

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A happy Women's Dive Day participant
Arjen Bokhoven

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 following: Congratulations! Your video submission for the 2018 PADI Women’s Dive Day Video

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Arjen Bokhoven

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 Culinary Festival is the event’s chance for budding chefs and

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