a VirtualTourist member from Jakarta
Can anyone recommend a dive resort on Bunaken? I want to go diving there again but the place I stayed last time (MC Homestay) had bad food and bad service. They also tried to cheat us with the bill. I visited the other places on Pangasilang Beach and some looked OK, with bungalows of varying quality, but I would be interested to hear reports about places on Pantai Liang on the other side of Bunaken.
Hi! I posted your question in my diving community and here are the replies I got. Hope this would be of help. Cheers, Arianne
Info provided by Abi (Daniel Abimanyu -PADI SDI/TDI instructor trainer & owner of Bubbles dive shop): "Try BASTIANOS, friend of mine is the manager of the resort his name is Frans , just tell him that you are from Bubbles, normally they will give you a special price." You may check out more info on www.bastianos.com.
Below are the resort's contact details:
Bastianos Resort & Diving Center
Liang Beach - Bunaken Island
Jln. Cokroaminoto 19
North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Phone : +(62)431-853566, +(62)811434666, +(62)811435176
Facsimile : +(62)431-858454
Email : [email]
Fullboard Beachfront Accommodation
US$ 32.00 /person/night Non-Diver
US$ 42.00 /person/night
US$ 25.00 /person/night Non-Diver
US$ 35.00 /person/night
Fullboard Hillside Accommodation
US$ 29.00 /person/night Non-Diver
US$ 39.00 /person/night
US$ 22.00 /person/night Non-Diver
US$ 32.00 /person/night
Hi! Here's another reply from my diving friends. Hope the info is of help and wishing you another great dive experience in Bunaken. It is one of my top 3 favorite dive sites in Indonesia :). Cheers, Arianne
"I've stayed with Froggies diver before (www.divefroggies.com). It was a great experience, the people were very friendly and helpful, the rented equipment were all at tip-top condition and the guides were knowledgeable. You'll dive in a small group i.e. max 4 persons in a dive boat.. thus can enjoy more.
3 meals and drinks included in the stay price, and they will cater to your request without additional charges! I asked for pisang goreng (banana fritter) as I was hungry all the time after a dive, and to my surprise they didnt charge it into my bill! Also you'll get free housereef dives during afternoon when there's no boats travelling the area. They only have few bungalows tho, and u have to book far in advance.. hope it helps.
Oh ya, laundry is also included in the price! and your clean clothes will be in your room/on your bed when u're back from diving that day, tied with a ribbon, like a sweet gift :) Cheers, Nining"
PO Box 1520
Manado 95015 - Sulut
Phone : (62) 431 850 210
HP : (62) 812 430 1356 or 1464
Probably this meet your requirement, Minahasa Lagoon Resort is situated on the mainland coast of North Sulawesi, 30 km South-West of Manado. Its Diver Center is equipped with the most modern gear and its directed by European PADI instructors.You can afford dive package at discounted rates here
www.save-money-diving.com as they contact directly with this resort.
you can come to Living colors dive center in pangalisang beach
I have been to Mc Homestay (now M.C. Dive Bunaken) a few times in the past 2 years and i had a very good time there, i found the food very good and tastefull, also the other guest did like the food very much.
It is now under new dutch management and is called M.C. Dive Bunaken and i think they are doing a good job. I can only reccomand this resort.