Module 5 – Sangihe Dive Adventure
€ 1150 .- (per person/ 4 pax or more)
€ 1450 .- (per person 2-3 pax)
Surcharge single occupancy € 60.-
The Sangihe islands are on the northernmost point of Sulawesi, still in Indonesia, but near to the border of the Philippines. This is probably one of the last unexplored diving paradise on earth. It is a touristically undeveloped area. This module is offered to experienced divers who don’t mind staying in a place with basic but clean facilities (including air conditioning) and simple but delicious Indonesian food, and who like to be rewarded with beautiful sceneries and a fantastic underwater world.
We bring our guests to the highlights that we have already discovered such as an active underwater volcano with its bubbling grounds, a Japanese wreck of WWII that now functions as the local hang-out for a large variety of fish and fascinating colourful walls of coral.
Already on our first trip to Sangihe we saw eagle rays, mobulas, tuna, barracuda and mackerels. Who knows what other wonderful creatures can be found? The macro world of Sangihe offers some of the same, some similar and also some quite different underwater species compared to what you’ll see in Bunaken or Lembeh. The truly pristine reefs guarantee pure joy! Your surface intervals can be put to good use: explore empty beaches and their surroundings or just cool off in one of the several rivers.
On each trip we will also explore a new dive site. We determine possible attractive places based on a nautical map. Each newly discovered dive site, which is attractive and interesting, will be put on a dive map and the group that has discovered the dive site can give the place a name.
On the last day we explore the island.
The trips always start from Manado. We do suggest to include module 1 (Mapia Resort) in your holiday, as that place is the most convenient one to deposit whatever luggage you don’t need for the trip to Sangihe, and also because only the Mapia Module can be split up according to your convenience.
Free luggage is limited to 15kg on the flight to Sangihe, extra weight has to be paid for.
Back in Manado you can rearrange your luggage for the next module, relax at the swimming pool, enjoy a massage or do other dives while processing your impressions from a wonderful trip to Sangihe.
Yurij Barrettara, marine biologist and manager of Celebes Divers, supported this project from the beginning and has recognized the potential of this region immediately. Yurij will mostly guide these trips and you will have the chance to discuss your observations with a true critter expert.
- 4 nights Tahuna
- 9 boat dives
- transfer to Tahuna by plane
- local transfers
- island trip
- full board
- free WiFi
- minimum 4 persons, surcharge applies for 2-3 participants
- The Sangihe module can only be carried out from March till Juli and September and October
- Due to strong winds sometimes the dives to the south (underwater volcano) cannot be guaranteed