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We don’t want you to do much on your holiday. That’s why we bring your gear to the boat and set it up for you. All you need to do is double-check your setup before departure, and when everything is complete and OK, your fun day of diving can begin.
With flexible diving trips of up to 3 dives per day and a night dive (see below), you have the perfect opportunity to take home some amazing memories of North Sulawesi’s underwater world.
Do you need some more breathing room? 15 liter tanks are available on request. DIN or International (yoke) tanks are available, so everybody gets to enjoy scuba diving no matter what.
Prep & carry service: we gather, assemble, disassemble and rinse your gear
Number of Dives: 3 dives per day + 1 night dive
Guided diving: Max 4 divers per guide
EANx: available on request
Dive boats: comfy boats with sun roofs
Our team of guides and crew work with all sorts of divers: ranging from young children to recreational divers and pro photographers. Divers using wheelchairs praise our team for their patience and care.
Daily, our staff will ask your plan for tomorrow, so we can organize our boats, tanks and equipment. Everything is ready for you the following day: just step on board.
Our shaded boats come with emergency oxygen, first aid kits and safe tank storage. A tub with fresh water holds your camera and computer. Tea, coffee or water with a snack and a towel complete the dive.
If you need a place to tinker with your equipment, you can do so at our air-conditioned camera rooms. These come with charging stations and workbenches for your camera and strobes.
We offer DIN or International in 12 liter or 15 liter tanks. Depending on availability, we can fill EANx as well. On the boat, our staff assist with analyzing your gas mixture.
Besides the “standard” night dives, we offer Bonfire as well as Black Water Diving, which is very alluring for underwater photographers. For Advanced Open Water students, this can be quite an adventurous dive too. Didn’t bring a torch? No problem, we gladly loan you one.
You will be amazed at how much there is to see. Don’t forget to turn off your torch for a moment so you can witness the bioluminescent life underwater. From the elusive Stargazer to the charming Mandarinfish, you never know what you will run into here in North Sulawesi.
At Thalassa Manado we start at around 18:00 and we visit either our House Reef or Black Rock, mere minutes away from the resort.
Black Rock’s topography is a combination of sandy slopes and coral-encrusted rocks, with a wide variety of life to be seen.
Both of these sites are quite near the resort, so you won’t have to wait very long for dinner after a night dive.
Night dives start at around 18:00 and we visit either Nudi Falls (sandy bottom with mini-wall) or Air Perang (sand flats).
See the Mandarinfishes’ mating ritual. Your camera strobes may flash, but please only use red light continuously, because white light will interrupt their coitus. That makes no-one happy.