Welcome! Selamat Datang!
You have found the most wonderful travel destination for your next dive holiday in North Sulawesi, Indonesia!
Celebes Divers was established in Manado 15 years ago, right in the middle of the coral triangle. Today we operate two resorts with dive centers.
The Mapia Resort on the coast of North Sulawesi near Manado and the Onong Resort on the tropical island of Siladen, in the center of the Bunaken National Marine Park.
We are proud recipients of the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, which was granted for both, the Mapia and the Onong Resort, and we are certified as PADI 5 star dive resorts.
The main dive center of Celebes Divers is at the Onong Resort, including gear room, workshop, compressor room, camera room and PADI course classroom. However, if you stay at the Onong Resort you will usually be checked in at the Mapia Resort before proceeding to the island. The Mapia Resort has a dive center as well, complete with compressor room, equipment room, workshop and cleaning facilities.
All you have to do is to unpack your dive equipment into a carrier net and from here-on our crew will take care of everything!
Mapia means 'Wonderful' in Indonesian
Get ready for your dream holidays with incredible diving and exciting adventure tours while you are staying at Mapia Resort!
Mapia resort is located south of Manado along the Kalasey beach, approx. 20 minutes from town and 50 minutes from the airport. The resort is nestled in a large tropical garden with hibiscus, bougainvillea and orchids, shaded by coconut trees.
Welcome to our barefoot resort on Siladen Island!
The resort is located directly on the housereef overlooking Bunaken, the volcano Manado Tua and the North Sulawesi coast. Our resort in the Bunaken National Park consists of 10 spacious rooms. In addition to the 4 SeaView Cottages with stunning views of Manado and Bunaken and the 3 Garden View Cottages, which are built in the traditional Minahasa style of North Sulawesi, there are three standard rooms available,which can be booked as a twin or double room.
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In both resorts you have the opportunity to spoil yourself in a Spa. At Onong there is a room on the first floor of the main building, with a terrace overlooking the sea, while Mapia has a dedicated Spa pavillion, a few steps from the shore and surrounded by the garden. In both locations we have experienced and skilled masseuses, offering a variety of massages, perfect to loosen muscle contractions, to soothe the skin after you have been in the sun all day or just to relax. We also offer cleaning and exfoliation treatments for face and body as well as manicures and pedicures.
Create your perfect dive holiday in North Sulawesi
The idea behind “Create your perfect dive holidays in North Sulawesi” is to give you utmost flexibility for unforgettable holidays in North Sulawesi. It is completely up to you to pick and choose between different dives and adventures such as diving at world famous dive sites to see small critters, big fish, and beautiful coral gardens, to dive at yet unexplored sites in the middle of the coral triangle to go trekking in the beautiful highlands of Manado, or to just relax at the pool or to enjoy the day with a massage in our SPA.
Under the direction of Angela Loetscher, owner of aekai.ch, underwater photographer, dive reporter, author of marine animal articles and critter expert, you’ll be meeting the weird critters of North Sulawesi. Smack in the middle of the coral triangle, finding amazing critters that are on a wish list of many macro-lovers is guaranteed. During the workshop the participants will learn fascinating things about some of the most cryptic animals and will get some valuable tips on how to find them.