Dive in Sulawesi

Diving packages in Sulawesi

5-Dive Package, including gear hire

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Dive Safari Bangka and Lembeh Strait

Dive Package 5 Days/ 4 Nights with 9 Dives, Accomodation, Transport, and Fullboard Included, Stay with our Ivory Island Resort in Bangka Island of North Sulawesi Just 60min from Manado Airport. Also included, 3 dives in Lembeh Strait

SPECIAL: 1-week Reef Ecology Stay and Dive Package

7 Days, 6 nights - renovated and refurbished fishermen's huts (double or single) accommodation, plus full board included. 10 fun dives + 2 additional reef ecology dives Introductory Reef Ecology Course

2-Week Reef Ecology Stay and Dive Package

Stay for 14 days, 13 nights in one of our rustic refurbished fishermen's huts- 3 meals a day included- 16 fun dives + 4 additional reef ecology dives- Marine Ecology course Stay for two weeks and immerse yourself in our full reef ecology course and get the chance to aid in marine research data collection. **FURTHER DISCOUNTS FOR GROUP BOOKINGS OF 4 OR MORE DIVERS**
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Diving in Sulawesi

Chromodoris willani

Travel to Sulawesi

Celebes, the 'Spice Island' is an oddly shaped island in the north of Indonesia, home to world-famous dive destinations such as Wakatobi, Lembeh Strait, Bunaken and Bangka near Manado, places high on the wishlist of divers everywhere.

In North Sulawesi lies in the very epicentre of the world's marine biodiversity in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. It offers more than 100 different dive sites, all rich with tropical marine life, with diving all year round.

There are three dive areas to choose from. The first area is the clear waters of the Bunaken National Marine Park which was voted the global winner of British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award in 2003. The amazing walls of the park teams with thousands of different fish species, with huge sponges and beautiful hard corals, and countless number of fascinating critters.

The second area on the other side of the mainland is Lembeh Strait, and it is known as the world's best ‘muck-diving'. These waters are full of extraordinary marine critters, many of which are the masters of camouflage.

In the northern tip of the mainland between Bunaken and Lembeh you can find a group of tropical islands with white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs. This is the third diving area of Bangka Island with amazing soft corals and even more critters.

The Sulawesi north of the island reaches an approximate depth of 6,200 m. This is why the surrounding waters of the island offer the chance to dive with big pelagics as well as some of the finest and most colourful coral scenes on earth.

In the south we find the popular Wakatobi, a collection of small islands in the Banda Sea. With very little in the way of infrastructure in this remote part of the world, you'll enjoy the peace and solitude that this paradise archipelago provides. Jacques Cousteau was sufficiently moved to claim this area as possibly the finest dive site in the world.

An hour’s flight from Manado or Makassar is Gorontalo, a new Sulawesi dive destination. Scuba divers have access to a variety of dive types in a single destination. Wall, multiple pinnacle, cavern, submerged point, muck and wreck diving are available. Only in Gorontalo can divers Salvador Dali sponges.  

  • Clown Fish

    Clown Fish
  • Flamboyant cuttlefish

    Flamboyant cuttlefish
  • Flavellina

    Flavellina
  • Bunaken Reef

    Bunaken Reef
  • Tasik Ria House Reef

    Tasik Ria House Reef
  • nudibranch

    nudibranch
  • Nudibranch

    Nudibranch
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    25799
  • Chromodoris willani

    Chromodoris willani
  • Harlequin Shrimp at Swirling Steps Gorontalo

    Harlequin Shrimp at Swirling Steps Gorontalo
  • ornate ghost pipefish

    ornate ghost pipefish
  • Nomad logo

    Nomad logo
  • Crab eye Goby at Mystic Point Gorontalo

    Crab eye Goby at Mystic Point Gorontalo
  • Macro crab in lembeh

    Macro crab in lembeh
  • nembrotha kubaryana

    nembrotha kubaryana
  • nembrotha guttata

    nembrotha guttata
  • Salvador Dali Sponge in Jinn Caves Gorontalo

    Salvador Dali Sponge in Jinn Caves Gorontalo
  • Tasik Dive Boat

    Tasik Dive Boat
  • frog fish in between sponges

    frog fish in between sponges
  • Chromodoris annae

    Chromodoris annae
  • pigmey seahorse

    pigmey seahorse
  • unique macro life

    unique macro life
  • Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Cowfish at Fallen Rock Gorontalo

    Cowfish at Fallen Rock Gorontalo
  • two nudis in lembeh

    two nudis in lembeh
  • Tasik Divers

    Tasik Divers