Dive and snorkel green with macro critters in the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Thalassa Dive Resort Lembeh- PADI 5* Resort

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Who: Thalassa Dive Resort – Lembeh

Where: Lembeh, North-Sulawesi, Indonesia

When: All year round.

About: Thalassa are a set of 5* PADI Dive Resorts in Indonesia, based in the Bunaken National Park, Lembeh Strait and Bangka Archipelago. The centre in Lembeh offers:

  • A range of PADI courses and dive packages.
  • Dive trips to all the popular dive sites in the Lembeh Strait – with arguably the best ‘muck’ diving in the world.
  • The chance to see macro critters including seahorses, nudibranchs, frogfish, flamboyant cuttlefish, mimic octopus, scorpionfish, pipefish and the endemic Banggai cardinalfish.
  • Sunset and night dives on request.
  • Snorkelling only trips.
  • Personal photo dive guides.
  • Check out Thalassa’s sister PADI IDC centre in Manado.

Green Credentials:

  • PADI Green Star Award.
  • 100% Project Aware.
  • GreenFins certified.
  • Shark Guardian Centre.
  • CoralWatch partner.
  • Supports and sponsors local communities in eco-friendly living.
  • Created the ‘Kehidupan Anda’ (Your Life) Foundation to provide education for children of all ages in the village of Tongkeina. They built a new school encompassing kindergarten through to senior high school, which includes a curriculum for Underwater Tourism.
  • No plastic policy: The resort strongly discourages the use of plastic bottles, and offers reusable aluminium bottles.
  • No reef fish for dinner: The resort only serves sustainable pelagic fish like tuna and mackerel. If endangered reef fish are being sold at the market, the resort demonstrates to stop this.
  • Guests can enjoy lectures or lessons from local experts or “evangelists” passionate about ocean conservation subjects.
  • Organises regular beach cleans

Dive Training: Full range of PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water to Rescue. They also teach many specialities including: Wreck, Digital Underwater Photography, Underwater Naturalist, Project AWARE courses and many more.

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