Top Scuba Dive Shops in North Sulawesi
#1 - critters@LembehResort
#2 - Two Fish Divers Lembeh
#3 - Siladen Island Resort & Spa
PADI Siladen Resort & Spa is a 5* PADI Dive Resort with access to 50+ premium dive sites.
Opened in 2003 Siladen Resort & Spa, is an exclusive award winning boutique dive resort located on Pulau Siladen, a lush tropical island in the heart of the Bunaken National Marine Park, a protected ocean area known worldwide for the richness of its waters and being the epicentre of global marine biodiversity.
The conditions in Bunaken are great for photographers, walls, muck and night diving.
Dive sites are mainly colourful coral walls, white and black sand slopes. And a wreck is available.
Possibility of day trips to Bangka area and Manado Bay.
Groups are kept small (1 guide to 4 divers) and nitrox is available. Dive trips depart daily at 8am and 3pm. Night and dusk diving is possible at no additional charge.
We can offer up to 4 dives a day.
The resort got 6 fast fiberglass boats. The boats have seating, dry storage, fresh towels, first aid kits, emergency oxygen, drinking water, coffee and tea. Fresh fruit and snacks are provided between dives.
Both Air and Enriched Air Nitrox are avaliable.
The resort offers PADI courses from Open Water Diver to Divemaster; taught in English, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Indonesian.
Diving and snorkelling equipment is available for rent.
#4 - Gangga Divers
Gangga Diver's PADI 5* Star Dive Center is based on the beach at Gangga Island Resort.
The dive operation boasts international instructors with a wealth of local knowledge. Facilities include racks for gear storage, showers with hot water, training pool, equipment maintenance room, battery charging station, free WiFi, air-conditioning, fish ID books and a shop.
5 all-wood, purpose built boats offer on-board toilets, powerful engines, towels, freshwater tanks for cameras, drinking water, warm drinks and snacks.
Daily dive trips depart in the morning, afternoon and night. A full range of recreational PADI courses are offered, including PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality.
The dive center is a member of the North Sulawesi Watersport Association (NSWA) and committed to protecting the local reefs.
#5 - Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort
#6 - Two Fish Divers Bunaken
#7 - Thalassa Dive Resort - Manado
The reputation of our PADI teaching methods is without equal and arguably the best available in North Sulawesi. We teach you scuba diving properly, at your own pace, and with zero shortcuts. This means that the PADI diving license you have earned with us forms a strong foundation for all your future diving trips.
North Sulawesi consists of three main diving areas: the Bunaken National Marine Park on the west coast, the Bangka archipelago in the North and Lembeh Strait on the east coast.
Despite covering an area that’s not very large, each of these areas offer entirely unique diving experiences. With access to over 150 dive sites, North Sulawesi is a fantastic place to spend your diving vacation.
#8 - Froggies Divers
#9 - Murex Dive
Murex Dive has been guiding visitors around Manado and Bunaken for over 30 years, with the protected Bunaken Marine National Park 35 minutes from the center.
Murex dive guides have thousands of dives in the local area and have taken part in marine biology and photography courses. Murex Manado’s pool is four meters deep and is purpose-designed for training.
We have purpose-built, spacious and shady dive vessels, each of which comes with a sundeck, toilet, long ladders, fresh water box for cameras, refreshments and safety equipment.
The center maintains a collection of dive gear, which will be prepared, loaded, rinsed and stored for your convenience. The conditions are ideal for Open Water and Advanced Courses, alongside a variety of specialties such as Underwater Photographer, Fish ID and Wreck Diver.
Murex Resorts offer courses from beginner to pro level, and are able to do so in English, German, and Indonesian.