On the northern part of Sulawesi, one of the bigger islands of the Indonesian archipelago, one can find 5* Dive Center THALASSA. This first class dive center is located 15 kilometers north of Manado, the capital of the province Sulawesi Utara. Surrounded by an untouched tropical world, waving palm trees and mysterious mangroves and on the shortest possible distance to the beautiful Bunaken sea gardens, Dive Center THALASSA is the perfect place to spend your holiday.It is located on the premises of 4* Hotel Santika Manado, part of a well-known Indonesian hotel chain with a great reputation in hospitality and service.
Dive Center THALASSA Manado is a PADI 5* Dive Center. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), is the largest dive organization in the world, recognized in more than 135 countries! The philosophy of Dive Center THALASSA is offering diving and other watersport activities with the highest quality, safety and service possible. Their guests can find all activities under one roof: from half day sight seeing trips to full day dive trips, from equipment rental to dive courses, from souvenirs to ‘après dive’ drinks, all making sure that even the highest demands for safety and service can be fulfilled.
The dive and snorkel spots are mainly located around Bunaken and its four surrounding islands. Huge walls, crystal blue water, beautiful soft and hard corals, big sponges, and amazing encounters with colorful tropical fishes, or like a famous travel magazine wrote: "the dive spots are located in the heart of the most biologically diverse marine environment on the planet. Fish species here total over 3000 and corals over 500 – truly more than a diver ever can comprehend." But besides these famous dive sites, Dive Center THALASSA has a magnificent ‘house reef’, which is a real paradise for photographers! You will hardly find any other divers there and an abundance of small critters makes this place unique. Our guides can show you mandarin fish, ghost pipefish and almost everything else you would like to see.
Our strong collaboration with the hotel and
the expertise of both Dive Center Thalassa and Hotel Santika Manado will
make sure that we can offer hospitality and service at the highest level!