Indonesia Dive Holidays

North Sulawesi Dive Holidays

One of the world’s best yet least known dive destinations.

North Sulawesi Dive Holidays offers a year-round diving with excellent average visibility (25m) and home to many unusual species, for example the prehistoric fish ‘coelacanth’ as well as reef shark, turtles, eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse, even dugong and orca! Most sites are reached within one hour from your hotel and yet the remote location means they’re never crowded.

Most of the reefs of the Bunaken National Marine Park are rich and unspoilt, with pristine and abundant soft coral and fish life. The night diving is spectacular and there’s a WWII wreck.

Flights & Transfers

Fly to Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi. The most direct route is via Singapore on Singapore Air with three departures every day from Heathrow and one flight every day from Manchester to Singapore. Flight time is approximately 12 hours. If you take a morning flight it’s possible to connect straight through to Manado with a short transit in Singapore.

Silk Air, the regional wing of Singapore Air, flies four times a week between Singapore and Manado; every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Flight time is 3.5 hours.

You can also fly to Manado via Jakarta with several airlines – ask us for the best deals. Flight time is approximately 12 hours.
There are daily direct domestic flights between Jakarta and Manado on several airlines including Garuda Indonesia. Transit time in Jakarta varies and can be lengthy, depending on your international flight arrival time. Flight time to Manado is approximately 3 hours. Garuda Indonesia currently offers a free excess baggage allowance for sport equipment.

The road transfer from Manado Airport to the resorts is in air-conditioned vehicles and takes approximately 1½ – 2 hours.

Enjoy your North Sulawesi Dive Holidays 😉

Most of the reefs of the Bunaken National Marine Park are rich and unspoilt, with pristine and abundant soft coral and fish life.

Where to stay

Hand Picked Hotels and Resorts

Bunaken Oasis Dive
Resort

A luxury dive resort on Bunaken Island occupying an enviable location at the end of Liang Beach, Offering a truly deluxe diving experience.

Star Rating: 5*
Number of Rooms: 12
Distance to dive centre: on site
Distance to Airport: approx 1 hr by car

White Sands Beach Resort by Eco Divers

Nestled on the only white sandy beach on Lembeh Island is the NEW White Sands Beach Resort Lembeh by Eco Divers, just minutes away from the dive sites.

Star Rating: 3*
Number of Rooms: 12
Distance to dive centre: on site
Distance to Airport: approx 1 hr by car

Mercure Manado Tateli Beach
Resort

Enjoy the amazing dive sites of Bunaken National Park with Eco Divers Manado. Operating from the 4 star Mercure Manado Tateli Beach Resort.

Star Rating: 4*
Number of Rooms: 142
Distance to dive centre: on site
Distance to Airport: approx 1 hr by car

Siladen Resort & Spa

 Sitting in a secluded location on Pulau Siladen, this beautiful resort offers accommodation in elegantly furnished villas.

Star Rating: 4*
Number of Rooms: 22
Distance to dive centre: on site
Distance to Airport: approx 1 hr by boat

Tasik Ria Resort

Think comfortable divers’ resort that makes the most of its natural green surroundings with an on-site dive centre and welcome to Tasik Ria.

Star Rating: 4*
Number of Rooms: 36
Distance to dive centre: on site and reef
Distance to Airport: approx 45min by car

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Because we’re not a mass tourism company, you’ll get a highly personalised service. Think of us as your personal travel consultant – don’t be shy, ask us for anything and leave the rest to us.

Offers

Book your diving holidays with the experts. Fantastic offers from the Diverse Travel team for you!

RED SEA CHRISTMAS
FROM £1150pp

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer.

Flights from London Included
7 nights in a shared cabin
3 meals a day, soft drink, wine w/ dinner
19 – 26 December 2019

BEST OF MALDIVES
FROM £1535pp

Visit the best of the beautiful Maldives on the Emperor Voyager, a 30 metre luxury boat accommodating 20 guests in 9 twin and 1 double cabins.

Flights from London Included
7 nights in a shared cabin
3 meals a day, 1 BBQ meal on island
21 – 29 June 2019

IBEROSTAR COZUMEL
FROM £2350pp

Situated right on the beach this 5-star All-Inclusive hotel combines traditional culture with luxury. A few minutes’ walk is all it takes to the beaches.

Flights from London Included
11 nights in a twin-shared cabin
All inclusive meals
9 – 20 November 2019

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