A hermit crab doing its thing.

The plight of the Immortal Lobsters

Hold on, I know the title is quite full of itself. But we’re talking about crustaceans here, and for good reason. The way they go through their lives is such a bizarre story in terms of biology, we just had to share it…

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Our garden near the Hilltop rooms

Our new veggie garden in Manado

Regular guests will know we used to have a little veggie 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

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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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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Supplies ready to go

The Palu Relief Effort

On September 28th 2018 Palu in Central Sulawesi was struck by tragedy. An earthquake with a 7.5 magnitude leveled and damaged over 70.000 houses, displaced thousands and caused the deaths of at least 2.100 people. Resorts all over Sulawesi pulled together to organize a Palu relief effort.

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