Tasik Ria Resort & Spa: Manado
Dive Manado's Bunaken National Park with North Sulawesi's only PADI 5 Star Gold Palm IDC Resort - Eco Divers.
Dive the Epicentre of Marine Bio diversity on the Planet!
Exotic islands... pristine reefs... friendly people... personal service...
Welcome to North Sulawesi, home to countless colourful and rare marine creatures. Visit over 100 uncrowded sites, dive in warm waters on precipitous walls, and discover the beauty of diving Manado!
Eco Divers are based at the Tasik Ria resort. With its sweet-water swimming pool, pool side bars and gentle atmosphere, relaxation here becomes second nature.
Tasik Ria is an intimate, seaside boutique-style property with 34 rooms. It is located on Tanawangko Bay, on the north west coast of Manado, only 20 kilometres from Bunaken National Park in North Sulawesi. The resort is 33 kilometres (45 minutes) from Sam Ratulangi International Airport.
Two-centre holiday? You could combine a stay at Tasik Ria Resort with a stay at it's sister resort, Kungkungan Bay.
Pool View room.
Sea View cottage.
Interior of sea view cottage.
Jetty bar. The ideal 'sundowner' location.
Twenty Pool-View rooms are conveniently situated around the sweet-water freeform swimming pool. Some have interconnecting doors, ideal for families. All rooms are air-conditioned with ensuite bathroom, mini-bar, cable TV, IDD phone and safety deposit box.
Fourteen Sea-View Cottages are tastefully landscaped along the seafront. Their secluded location is ideal for couples and honeymooners. Indeed, Honeymoon Packages are available - in fact we can organise a wedding from beginning to end! All rooms are air-conditioned with ensuite bathroom, mini-bar, cable TV, IDD phone, safety deposit box, luxury cotton bathrobes and hairdryer.
Food and Drink: The kitchens at Tasik Ria Resort are managed by North Sulawesi's only European chef - Mr Danny Green. Danny came to Tasik Ria from a trendy London restaurant, "Fish Central" and, as a diver himself, knows just how important food is on a dive holiday. The resort's kitchen is always ready to cater to the special requirements of its guests, while the varied a la carte dinner menu blends the best of European kitchens with Indonesian cuisine. Tasik Ria Resort also caters for special events such as birthdays, honeymoons and even weddings.
Apres-Dive Attractions: Manado is the ideal base from which to explore North Sulawesi, an area of outstanding natural beauty. After diving, there are many additional activities for you to enjoy. White-water rafting, a relaxing visit to Kali Waterfalls or to a craft centre. Perhaps a stimulating trek through a lush, primeval rainforest takes your interest, or a trip to the paddy fields of Lake Tondano? Wander through the markets and absorb the exotic aromas of tropical fruits and spices. Arrangements can be made for your excursions to start from the Tasik Ria Resort.
Gardens at the Tasik Ria resort.
Eco Divers is North Sulawesi's only PADI 5-Star Gold Palm IDC Resort. We provide a top-quality service, which focuses on personal attention, safety, comfort and environmental responsibility.
We understand that diving is your holiday as well as your hobby, so we aim to take care of ALL arrangements from the moment you land to the moment you leave - so you can just relax! But, even more than that, we also enjoy life and sharing some special moments with our guests. We love what we do and we hope you will come and share in our special atmosphere!
We have been diving Bunaken National Park since 2001, operating out of Tasik Ria Resort in Manado.
Eco Divers operates three boats, "Aquatica" (16m), "Nautica" (16m) and "Tropica" (14m). All are fitted with a wide range of safety and comfort features, including:
- 2 x turbo diesel engine
- Shaded saloon and large sun deck
- Seated dive deck (with 'Roll Control' tank rack system)
- Bathroom with flushing environmental toilet (macerator/holding tank)
- Twin dive ladders
- Camera rinse tank
- Oxygen and SSB radio.
Aquatica and Nautica each accommodate a maximum of 15 guests, while Tropica accommodates a maximum of 10 guests. Our guest-to-guide ratio on all boats is just 6:1. Hot buffet lunch is served onboard each day.
Diving in North Sulawesi
A dominating volcanic landscape creates a unique backdrop for you to discover North Sulawesi, one of the world's best, yet least known, dive destinations.
The year-round diving here is all about amazing variety and exotic surroundings. The deep seas give excellent average visibility (25m). They are also home to many unusual species, for example the prehistoric fish "coelacanth" as well as some household names: reef-shark, turtles, eagle rays, napoleon wrasse, even dugong and orca!
The majority of sites are conveniently accessed within one hour from your hotel and yet North Sulawesi's remote location means that the sites are never crowded with other divers.
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