What to expect diving in Manado?

With more than 70% of all fish species that exist in Indo-Western Pacific, adored by underwater photgraphers, marine biologists and recreational divers, Manado is a dive destination not to be missed.

  • Manado offers a dominating volcanic landscape, creating a unique backdrop for you to discover.

  • You can dive all year-round here, and you’ll find amazing variety and exotic surroundings, home to many unusual marine species, for example the prehistoric fish  “coelacanth”.

  • You can dive from the flat reefs to dramatic drop-offs, experience drift or current dives as well as wreck and night dives.

  • Awaiting you on the surface is the fascinating ‘Land of The Minahasas’.

  • Unsurpassed are the islands of the Bunaken National Marine Park.

  • Each island is surrounded a white sandy beach with the breathtaking beauty of colorful shallow coral reef and magnificent deeper coral gardens.

  • The water is usually calm and visibility often exceeds 30 m (I00 ft).

  • The water temperature remains about 30ºC (84ºF) all year round.

  • Excellent diving conditions can be found any tim

  • e of the year.

  • The coral reef formation begins with a flat reef to about 3 m deep, then it either slopes down forming underwater valleys, or drops off vertically hundreds of meters.

  • This forms fantastic “underwater great walls”, cut with many crevices, clefts, large caves and hanging masses of coral.

  • On these unique coral reefs, a tremendous collection of marine life thrives: Red and orange encrusting sponges.

  • Christmas-tree worms, basket and tube sponges, soft and hard cords of all colors, sea-fan, anemones guarded by clown fish while the larger pelagic species cruise in the distance.

  • Often seen are giant napoleon wrasse, angelfish, turtles, eagle rays, sharks, barracudas and dolphins. In short, over 3000 species of marine animals found here including the “infamous” pygmy seahorse – not larger than the size of your finger nail!

*****Also staying at the breath taking Manado Hotel: Cocotinos its every dives paradise after a fulfilling & enthralling day of diving! Cocotinos Manado was awarded “Excellence in Service Award 2009” by Scuba Diver Australasia (Issue 8/2009: Best Value Destinations)****

Join us on our Manado trip on 10 – 14 September 2014! Trip details below:

5D4N Manado Cocotinos Resort Leisure Dive Package

– S$879 per diver (Twin sharing)

– S$809 per diver (Triple sharing)

– S$739 per diver (Quad sharing)

– S$1,169 per diver (Single occupancy)


– 2 way land transfer between Manado Airport and Cocotinos Resort

– 4N full board accommodation at Cocotinos Resort (Garden room for Single, Twin and Triple sharing. Standard room for Quad sharing)

– Up to 8 guided boat dives at Bunaken Marine Park and 1 check out dive

– Weights and tanks


– Airfare between Singapore and Manado, Bunaken Marine Park fees of Rp50,000/person/day

Need more information? Email us at [email protected] 🙂

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