Diving starts here…

North Sulawesi as a tourist destination is almost exclusively visited by divers, and with good reason: it is one of the richest and most bio-diverse reef systems on this planet. "Boring" dives don't really exist here, as every dive brings new surprises around every reef wall corner, under every nook & cranny, and on top of every sandy slope…

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North Sulawesi is located at the convergence of three large bodies of water: the Pacific Ocean, the Sulawesi (Celebes) Sea and the Indian Ocean, forming a prime food source for countless species.

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The tidal flows and varied underwater landscapes also contribute to the richness of this treasure below the ocean surface. The waters around North Sulawesi offer five unique diving areas, boasting over 150 different dive sites, suitable for all levels of dive experience.

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Bunaken National Park alone is home to over 60 different coral species and subspecies, and about 2000 species of fish, not even counting the endemic species in the Bangka archipelago and Lembeh Strait.

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With a tidal range of about 2.2m, you’ll be doing mostly slow or moderate drift dives. With water temperatures between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius a 3mm wetsuit or shorty or full suit is more than adequate.

Facilities

Do you have special dive or snorkel wishes? Are you a photographer or interested in a specific marine species? Just ask!

Hire your personal photo dive guide, who will make photos of you and your buddy, perfect to show those at home.

Our PADI instructors are qualified to conduct most PADI programs and our staff communicate in English, Dutch, German, French and Indonesian.

Planning your dives Together we plan your dives for the next day
Daily dive times 08:00
10:00
14:00
Sunset & night dives on request
(Minimum of 4 persons)
Dive boats Towels, coffee & tea, water and fresh fruit on board
Packed lunch in case of 3 dives
Staff PADI Dive Master and Instructor guides*
4 divers max per guide
Boat captain and crew
*occasionally with trainees from our diving school
Miscellaneous Camera room with AC
24-hour security
Full rental equipment available
Equipment care-and-carry service
Dive log sheet upon check-out
Nitrox/EANx For Nitrox we blend oxygen into the air mixture using 40 liter oxygen tanks. Because of North Sulawesi's poor logistics, we cannot promise Nitrox is available 100% of the time.

Snorkeling

If you're not a diver, the Bunaken National Marine Park offers breathtaking snorkeling as well. There is plenty of opportunity to spot turtles, be surrounded by schools of reef fish and even take some photographs. From single snorkeling sessions to full-day trips including lunch and a guide – it's all possible.

Diving areas

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Diving courses

The quality of our PADI dive courses is legendary. We don't take shortcuts and your safety and comfort is of major importance to us. Check out our Dive courses and the E-learning options for your next trip. We are 100% AWARE of our dive environment and donate to Project AWARE for every license we issue, gaining you a special license card.

What does "PADI 5★" actually mean?

PADI 5-Star Dive Resort

PADI Five Star Dive Resorts excel in providing traveling scuba divers with memorable scuba diving experiences by providing professional and outstanding service. These dive operations are progressive PADI Resorts that offer the full range of PADI scuba programs, have a good equipment selection and offer dive activities that promote aquatic environmental responsibility.

PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center

PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers (Five Star IDCs) are dive centers that meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards, plus offer PADI instructor-level training. Five Star IDCs have at least one PADI Course Director on staff and are committed to offering PADI Instructor Development Courses and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals.