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Thalassa PADI Dive Resort

Jl. raya Molas | Kecematan Bunaken, Manado 95016, Indonesia (Formerly Thalassa Dive Centre)
+62 431 854279
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Manado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Having come frame Kasawari resort in Lembeh we were expecting a similar experience. What we got was a hilltop room, an A/C that could not keep the room cool and a bathroom with fixtures that looked like they were purchased at a garage sale ( the toilet barely worked and squirted water when flushed). The walls and floors had cracks... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Thalassa does 'everything it says on the tin'. A comfortable and relaxing place to stay and go diving. We stayed in a cottage and it was spacious and had a great wet-room bathroom. Thalassa is full of smiles as promised and the service is excellent throughout. The dive operation is well run and organised with the dives leaving as scheduled.... More

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Waalwijk, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We only stayed here for 4 days / 3 nights. As we were travelling from Komodo to Raja Ampat Bunaken seemed to be a nice place to relax for a couple of days and do some diving as well. The resort is ok, rooms are spacious and clean (we stayed in one of the Cottages). Breakfast, lunch and dinner tasted... More

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Thalassa03, Manager at Thalassa PADI Dive Resort, responded to this review

We promote the Care & Carry Service as one of Thalassa’s amenities: The guests neither have to bring their equipment to the boat nor they have to wash it by themselves. We do our best to prevent that our guests have to carry their equipment at any time by themselves and we apologize for any nonconformities. More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Having dived around Indonesia, Thalassa is no doubt one of the top dive centres in the country. The staff speaks perfect English and cater to your every needs. The dive boats are new, and dive masters are excellent at showing you the best of each dive site. Though we were here during the rainy season, we nonetheless had a fantastic... More

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Brugg, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Dive-Fans are at the right address at Thalassa dive Resort. The dive crew organises daily dive excursions according to the personal dive level. The marine national park around the island Bunaken is close by - by boat around 20 minutes. I loved the big turtles that we saw during our dive trip, as I have never seen them so close.... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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90 reviews 90 reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Simone and her well trained team made my stay a pleasant one. It will take some time until the resort has been fully renovated, but there is little noise/disturbance from the ongoing work. The bungalows are functional and comfy, the food is a decent local selection. The dive base is run very professionally with a strict 1:2 instructor - diver... More

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Pasadena, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Friendly and accommodating owner took great pleasure in our family fun! Very pleasant and helpful staff, knowledgeable guides and instructors. Sunset is a must see from the gazebo and recommend a visit to the Tunan Waterfall. Incredible underwater experience, whether snorkeling or diving! Clean accommodations and plenty to eat. Facilities are being upgraded and will continue to enhance the location.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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122 reviews 122 reviews
57 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed 10D9N at Thalassa 5* PADI Dive Resort. We spent most of the days doing boat trips to Bunaken, Siladen and Manado Tua for diving and snorkelling. The resort is really peaceful and quiet, with a nice view of the sunset from the jetty. Simone was most kind and helpful, and was able to accomodate our... More

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Bern, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I came as a guest and left as a friend! Bunaken Marine National Park has what every diver is looking for - so many beautiful dive sites, small suff, biggest turtle on earth, a wreck, great evening (Mandarin) and night dives ...and Thalassa is the perfect place to explore it all. Even the days I could not dive (due to... More

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Gstaad, Schweiz
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Thalassa Dive Resort is one of the most professional dive resorts i have ever been ... The Dive Crew is great and well trained, all the Equipment is in very good condition and the divespots are awesome! The Food was just great and delicious, they find the balance between local and western food very well and thats makes it interessting.... More

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