Famous for having one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the whole world, Bunaken National Marine Park in Manado has deep waters, outstanding fish variety and world-class wall diving. Comprised of the 5 islands of Bunaken, Siladen, Manado Tua, Montehage and Nain; rare macro species, tons of species of fishes, generas of corals, dugongs and even sperm whales await the casual diver.
Best Time to Dive
- April – November. Unlike Malaysia, Manado is not too affected by the North-East monsoon, so diving in Manado is available all year round. However, January to March do see some effects of the monsoon, with winds and rains causing rough surface conditions and 1 – 2 metre high swells.
Cocotinos Manado Resort
Standard package is based on twin-sharing accommodations. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with ensuite bathrooms with hairdryer, toiletries, and separate shower and wc, overhead fan, safe-deposit box, complimentary bottled water and a private verandah.
Amenities: Laleina spa Deho Restaurant and Bar Odyssea Divers Dive Centre (Euro Divers International) Tokos (resort’s mini-mart) Swimming pool Wifi access (Deho Restaurant and Bar) Cable television (Deho Restaurant and Bar) Library of books and magazines Digital room
Tasik Ria Resort and Spa, Manado
Standard package is based on twin-sharing accommodations. All rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with ensuite bathrooms, mini bar, safe-deposit boxes, cable television, IDD telephone and coffee/tea making facilities.
Amenities: Matana Spa Bunaken Restaurant Swimming pool Pool Bar Sunset Jetty Bar Montehage Room (conference room; 150 pax) Lembeh Room (conference room; 12 pax) Camera Room
FACTS ABOUT MANADO
Valid passport and Visa (if applicable)
Cash in local currency (Indonesian Rupiah; IDR)
Travel Insurance (recommended)
Able to snorkel/swim in the sea
Minimum of Open Water Diver Certification or equivalent (for leisure diver)
By Air and Land
Catch a plane from Singapore to Manado (approximately 4 hours).
Coach/minibus transfer from Manado airport to resort (approximately 2 hours).
2 way land transfer between Manado Airport and Tasik Ria Resort
Full board accommodation at Tasik Ria Resort
Up to 9 guided boat dives at Bunaken Marine Park
Air tanks and weights provided
Air fare between Singapore and Manado
Bunakan National Marine Park fees
Credit cards accepted:
Visa and Mastercard
220-240V 50Hz, 2 pin round plug
Countries with a 30-day visa-free entry
Countries which require a 25USD 30-day visa on arrival
All other countries are required to apply for a visa at an Indonesian Embassy prior departing for Indonesia
1N extension from SGD 180 onwards.
1 guided night boat dive at SGD 55.