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Thalassa PADI Dive Resort

Address: Jl. Raya Molas | Kecematan Bunaken, Manado 95016, Indonesia (Formerly Thalassa Dive Centre)
Phone Number: +62 431 854279
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Manado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Victorville, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Just great staff to help you with your stay. Wonderful scuba diving in Bunaken marine park. Diving activities were well planned every day. Equipment was good and very well mantained. The local dive guides really top notch. The visibility at Bunaken was 75 feet plus every day. Super great place to go DIVING! Loved it and want to go back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First come, I think will stay at a resort, but it is totally different. What was shown through photographs is different than the reality. It turned out that I stay in a villa in the countryside. The Room without a television and telephone connection, hot shower water passable, and many insects. Wifi is not accessible from inside the room. To... More 

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

There is a difference between judging something based on Information or on an assumption. Not with a single word it is mentioned on our website that the rooms are equipped with television and telephone connection. We are a Dive Resort and not a Business Hotel! It has also to be said that the author of this comment has not even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Best place to stay in North Sulawesi - Manado. *** Especially when diving *** Very much divespots, each of them is beautiful. This is very good DiveResort, the best i've ever bin to. It was e very pleasant stay at Thalassa. The Resort: Rooms are standard, but very good. Everything you need is available. Warm/Cold Shower, Air-conditioning, Fresh water drink.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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96 reviews 96 reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
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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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