Diving in Manado

- A Secret Retreats journey -
6 days / 5 nights
from 1,025 USD /person



An unparalleled scuba diving experience is waiting for you in North Sulawesi! Gangga offers sensational diving where you can get up close and personal with diverse and remarkable sea life from both the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. The resort is an ideal starting point for the diving sites of Bangka Island, Bunaken National Marine Park and Lembeh Strait, making it a favorite destination for underwater photographers.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • exotic underwater magic
  • tropical island
  • Minahasa culture

Manado: more than world-class diving locations.
Manado is among the highlights of diving in Indonesia, spread between several dive regions, including mainland Manado, Bunaken National Park, and Bangka Island. The clear, warm waters contain astonishingly high numbers of rare species, whether corals, sponges or fish and pristine reefs. The islands around Bunaken offer some of the best coral reef diving and the highest levels of biodiversity in the world, with large numbers of schooling fish racing by on most dives. Some of the best critter diving in the world is nearby in Lembeh Strait. Gangga Island is the ideal starting point for diving the Bangka Archipelago. In our packages, the dive guides will help you discover the marvelous underwater world and see the astonishingly rich variety of flora and fauna which delights underwater photographers. Many scientists of marine biology from all over the world come regularly to study and photograph the marine life found here.


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Your Journey Day by Day

from 1,025 USD /person for 6 days / 5 nights

based on 2 person sharing the same room


Day 1 : Transfer from Manado Airport – Gangga Island (-/-/D)
Upon arrival at Manado airport, our team will pick you up and drive you to the jetty for a short boat ride to Gangga Island. Our team will welcome you and show you the property, then you can settle in your bungalow and relax for the rest of the day on the beach or by the pool. Dinner served at the restaurant of the resort.
HOTEL: Gangga Island Resort & Spa (Superior or Deluxe Minahasa Bungalow)
Day 2-5 : Gangga Island (B/L/D)
4 days at leisure. You can decide each day to just relax and read a book, go for diving, snorkeling, enjoy treatment at the spa, swim on the beach or in the pool, or explore the Island... all activities are for you to decide. Diving packages are available (extra charge) and shall be pre-booked in advance. Possibility also to dive in Bunaken or Lembeh. All extra diving rates include scuba tanks, weight belts, guide, beach towel, water & fruits, hot tea. NITROX Free of Charge for Nitrox Certified Divers. PADI courses are also available during the stay.

All meals are included and served at the resort. One massage (1hr) will be offered when you like during the stay.
HOTEL: Gangga Island Resort & Spa (Superior or Deluxe Minahasa Bungalow)
Day 6 : Departure (B/-/-)
After the last breakfast check out by noon, the boat will transfer you back to the main Island and a car will drive you to Manado Airport for your flight to the next destination.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

Diving in Manado

6 days / 5 nights
from 1,025 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room


The total price includes:
Accommodation in a bungalow on the beach
All meals during the stay
All drinks, incl. drinks except alcohol
Return car+boat transfers from/to Manado Airport

The total price does not include:
VISA – Most countries do not need a visa for Indonesia (please verify). Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date.
Dive packages not included in the program

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Gangga Island Resort & Spa.


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