Thalassa Dive & Wellbeing Resort Manado, North Sulawesi

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Do some spectacular diving in the Bunaken National Marine Park, Bangka Archipelago or the Lembeh Strait, with Thalassa Dive & Wellbeing Resort Manado. It’s the perfect getaway for divers of all levels, and you will find a place of natural beauty and zen-like tranquility.

In addition, Thalassa Manado champions a concept called “Giving back”, where a local school (funded by donations) offers village kids the chance to pursue a career in the diving and hospitality industry.

At Thalassa Manado you are invited to feel at home. It’s where guests leave as friends!

Resort Facilities

Thalassa Dive & Wellbeing Resort Manado is hidden amongst lush green forest and surrounded by intriguing rock gardens. It’s a place of peace and tranquility. Thalassa Manado’s facilities include:

  • Chlorine free swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa facility with traditional massage service
  • Jacuzzi
  • Cafe and restaurant
  • Pizza bar with traditional wood oven
  • Yoga and meditation area
  • Zen garden with fish pond
  • Airport transfers
  • Full service 5 PADI Dive Center (Green Star Award)
  • Spoken languages: Dutch, English, German, Indonesian, French, Korean and Japanese

Staying Connected

Free Wi-Fi is available at the restaurant. Coverage is decent but bandwidth is limited.

Thalassa Dive & Wellbeing Resort Manado is located approximately 30 minutes by car or shuttle service from Manado International Airport. Transportation from and to the airport can be arranged with the resort.

It’s also possible to book a combination trip with Thalassa Lembeh (Thalassa’s sister resort on the island of Lembeh), so you can experience North Sulawesi’s diving from Coast to Coast.

At Thalassa Dive & Wellbeing Resort Manado all rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, twin or double beds and amenities in private bathrooms.

The newly built accommodation includes two luxurious villas in a quiet corner of the resort overlooking the fish pond with a shared patio.  Modern freestanding rooms are also available and equipped with everything you need for an ideal tropical getaway.


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Dive Service

Dive schedule is up to 3 dives per day, with night dives on request.

Comfortable dive boats with a sun roof will take divers out for the day with, drinking water, coffee, tea and a healthy snacks available on board. A maximum of 4 divers per guide

A camera room with AC is available for the photographers who need space to prep their equipment.

In addition, a fully stocked dive center has rental equipment available, from full SCUBA sets to snorkel gear. Night dive torches as well as compasses can be obtained from the front desk.

PADI Courses

As a PADI 5★ Resort, Thalassa Manado has a reputation of teaching diving at a consistently high quality, with zero shortcuts concerning safety or comfort. Being 100% PADI AWARE resort, a donation of AUD 10 is made to Project AWARE for every license issued.

The following PADI Courses are available:

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving and PADI Bubblemaker
  • Open Water Diver
  • Adventures in Diving Course (Advanced Course)
  • Emergency First Response and Rescue Diver
  • PADI Specialties
  • PADI Professional

Dive areas

Bunaken National Park

Just imagine: steep walls covered with sponges, hard and soft corals, fan corals, whip corals and other spectacularly colorful growth dropping down into the deep blue, Flanked by huge schools of colorful fish, a variety of camouflaged creatures await to be discovered in every nook and cranny of the northern Bunaken reefs.

The southern part however, is a completely different story — its sandy slopes are covered in sea grass, where you can spot grazing sea cows, and a macro environment of seahorses, scorpionfish, nudibranchs, sea slugs, octopuses and a lot more.

Bangka Archipelago

In the mysterious landscape of Paradise Jetty, one of Bangka’s famous dive sites, volcanic hot water rises up from the seabed, making the surrounding water shimmer and blurring while you bathe in the hot spring’s warm embrace.

Over at Sahaung Point, pockmarked basalt rocks rise up from the depths like pillars. Around these formations covered in colorful soft coral, large schools of yellow snappers join an intricate dance around the rocks, which form perfect hiding places for a variety of interesting sea life.

Lembeh Strait

Discover the strange extra-terrestrial life forms lurking under the black sand plains of Lembeh Strait: Banggai cardinal fish, pegasus, several types of frogfish, seahorses, cephalopods, nudibranchs and many more fantastical creatures await to be seen in what seems to be a treasure hunt for adults. If you’re a photographer, this is an opportunity to bring home a few great shots.

Thalassa’s House Reef

Descend from the jetty to submerge into our House Reef, a landscape as varied as the marine life occupying it — it’s also home to our Thalassa Rock and a large cluster of yellow elephant ear sponges; truly unique to this part of North Sulawesi.

And if you’re just starting out, it’s the perfect place to practice and learn to become a diver.

Pricing for Thalassa Resorts valid until 31 March 2023

7 Nights Thalassa Manado Bungalow, Double with 10 dives13450000IDR|13450000
7 Nights Thalassa Manado Bungalow, Double with 10 dives13450000IDR|13450000
7 Nights Thalassa Lembeh Sea View Bungalow, Double , Single with 10 dives13700000IDR|13700000
7 Nights Thalassa Lembeh Sea View Bunglaow, Single with 10 dives16010000IDR|16010000
5 nights Thalassa Manado Bungalow + 5 nights Thalassa Lembeh Sea View Bungalow, Double with 16 dives20550000IDR|20550000
5 nights Thalassa Manado Bungalow + 5 nights Thalassa Lembeh Sea View Bungalow, Single with 16 dives24000000IDR|24000000
Pricing includes accommodation as specified, all meals, return airport and intra-resort transfers, tanks, weights, boat, dive guide, unlimited house reef diving, and all applicable taxes.
The per person pricing above is indicative only for the purposes of comparison. We can give you a price (and availability) for any combination of nights/dives you wish to undertake, at either or both resorts, which will include any discounts due to you as part of that package, and any exclusions, or items payable at the resort. Please use the [Enquire Now] tab to give us your exact requirements and we'll give you the best deal we can.