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Diver practicing buoyancy.
Arjen Bokhoven

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 about picking up scuba diving, this article is just for

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Molas Shipwreck davits
Arjen Bokhoven

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. For example, Wannadive.net lists it as a ship called the

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Arjen Bokhoven

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 ring to it. This is not surprising, since Manadonese has

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Thalassa Promo Video thumbnail.
Arjen Bokhoven

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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Arjen Bokhoven

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 new Thalassa Resort in Lembeh, a process achieved by jumping

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