Situated in North Sulawesi, just off the coast of Manado, Bunaken island is world-renowned for wall diving, vibrant, healthy coral life, turtles, and vast numbers of fish with the occasional chance of a Whale Shark. There is an international airport in Manado, which is accessed from Singapore but can also be flown to from Davao, Philippines once flights are back in operation.
Tasik Ria is a long-term favorite dive resort in the area, situated about 30 minutes drive along the coast from Manado town it boasts the best views over Manado Dua as the sun sets over your Gin tonic after a day’s excellent diving. The resort has a large selection of well-appointed, comfortable rooms ranging from pool view to sea view, and beachfront bungalows. The resort has a private beach edged with a jetty and protected by a breakwater. The dive service is excellent with the best boats available in the area to get you out to Bunaken and back. Tasik Ria has a strong commitment to environmental protection and local livelihood initiatives. The resort has been extremely involved in the local community for over twenty years, and you will be sure to love your stay here just as much as us at Infinite Blue. Tasik has been a mainstay on our diving calendar for almost a decade!
Dive Bunaken for the enormous numbers of fish and vibrant, healthy corals. Go to the sites where the current is running and enjoy! Some of the dive sites you will visit include Baraccuda Pt, Manado Dua, Mandolin, and Lechuan I, II or III. Look out for turtles and pelagics, stunning coral, Giant Trevally, and Barracuda. Save the Macro for Lembeh.