Do you like the photo? I took that at the last Sipadan trip. Manado apparently is also very good! Last minute notice, Spencer is organizing a dive trip to Manado, Celebes, in the 2nd week of May and looking for more people to join up.
Manado is heading east pass Sipadan, on the Indonesian Island of Celebes.
Below are highlights of trip. We will be staying at the Bunaken Cha Cha resort: Click Here for their website.
Highlights of the plan
1) Manado is reputed for having stunning coral life and great visibility as well as your usual pelagic/macro sea creatures (killer whales have even been spotted there before)
2) We get to live and dive within the marine park itself, no need to take long speedboat rides. You can walk 30m out of your door and start diving off a drop off. (just like Sipadan 8 years ago where the you could live on the island)
3) Direct return flight to Manado, no waiting in transit
4) In the middle of diving season @manado
Costs / Schedule
Note: we are not going through a dive operator, we are coordinating directly with Bunaken Cha Cha resort so there are no extra commission charges involved
Estimated Cost: SGD1,200 (inclusive of Silkair flight)
Date: 7th May - 12th May (Effectively, 4 days of leave needed)
Dives: 12 (excluding night dives)
Location: Bunaken Cha Cha Resort (only resort based on bunaken island marine park with hot water)
Interested parties, please confirm by this weekend or meet me at ADEX, the Asian Diving Expo, Suntec City, this saturday afternoon.