Sulawesi South East, Bau Bau, Wasage Divers

Sulawesi South East, Bau Bau, Wasage Divers



If you are looking for some exceptional diving in Indonesia then come and visit us. We can offer a range of diving day trips and diving packages around the Wakatobi Marine National Park
We offer landbased diving trips in the following areas:
  • Hoga, Wakatobi
  • Wangi-Wangi, Wakatobi
  • Tomia, Wakatobi
What makes the diving here so special?
The Wakatobi region is situated at the center of the global Coral Triangle, making diving in Southeast Sulawesi a unique experience. Colourful reefs explode with life in one of the most biodiverse regions of the Indo-Pacific, and the world. The area harbors more species than any other tropical region because its bio-diversity was not affected by the last ice age. Of the 850 coral species known to man, more than 750 can be found in the Wakatobi.
The Wakatobi Marine National Park is the second largest in Indonesia encompassing 12.5 thousand square kilometers of protected Marine Park, and it is home to the largest atoll in the world. Long white sandy beaches are the norm and you will find many of the surrounding reefs unspoiled and in their natural state, giving you the opportunity to dive on pristine sites where you will rarely see other divers. As a result the diving here is both spectacular and relaxing. Snorkeling is also offers a great way to enjoy the reefs for non-divers and divers alike.
Some of the commonly found species in the Wakatobi and surrounding Buton include; a variety of nudibranches, colourful soft corals, big sponges, barracudas, sea horses, pygmy sea horses, mandarin fish, ghost pipe fish, napoleon fish, tuna, crocodile fish, frog fish, batfish, scorpion fish, black tipped and white tipped reef sharks, eagle rays, turtles, and sometimes even whale sharks and hammerheads.

Sulawesi North, Lembeh Island, Lembeh Hills Resort

Sulawesi North, Lembeh Island, Lembeh Hills Resort


Nestled in a secluded bay overlooking the Lembeh Strait, the Lembeh Hills Resort brings the sophisticated luxury of a boutique resort to one of Asia ‘ s most renowned diving venues. Elegant, environmentally responsible architecture, 

a skilled, enthusiastic staff, and exquisite attention to detail will guarantee a relaxing and romantic experience for divers and non-divers alike. The 23 spacious villas, which include two deluxe suites, set the standard for luxury in the region. Scuba diving vacations in Sulawesi at its best

Ingenious use of natural topology brings the panoramic seascape into every corner of each villa, even the outdoor bathroom, while maintaining the highest degree of privacy.

The teeming waters of the Gulf of Tomini and the agricultural wealth of North Sulawesi provide the ingredients for our chefs to concoct innovative explorations of Asian fusion cuisine as well as the wholesome meals need to satisfy the appetites of active divers and guests.

Sulawesi North, Manado, Tasik Ria Resort, Spa & Tasik Divers

Sulawesi North, Manado, Tasik Ria Resort, Spa & Tasik Divers


Diving & Snorkeling with Tasik Divers

Our highly trained and experienced team lives for the diving so each one is the ideal buddy for your Tasik diving experience.

When you have the right buddy, the right equipment, the most comfortable boat, pristine warm water, a variety of options, tasteful food and an amazing place to discover�what else do you need? The answer to that question is that it’s what we do every day. We are especially attentive to all but also know that some divers need a specific care. Whatever your need, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Passionate about photography? Our wall of fame photographs is enhanced with photos from our visitors who give us their best shots. Our photography clinic is a good way to learn or to improve your skills. Our Camera Room is equipped to give you the best so you can care for and maintain your equipment.

We keep learning from each one of the disabled divers who has visited and we continue to work to make the scuba-diving accessible for all and to assure that people with impairments are given the same opportunity to enjoy dive adventures as the next person.
If you have impairments and would like us to make adjustments to meet your needs as a disabled person, please ask and we will do our best for you.

Sooner or later every serious diver learns to take underwater pictures; “I swear it was a blah shark” and no-one believes you! Get the proof! Bring your camera! We know when the right moment is to take the best shot so let us share our experience with you.

Scuba diving is a safe sport but it needs proper training, equipment and preparation. That’s the reason why our technical divers are there to help you!

We are also a dive destination for beginners. All divers were new once; as good buddies we will help you to get through your jitters, giving you tips and techniques. The big smile on the face of your dive guide and the support of our team will do the rest. We dive with small groups of 4 divers to 1 guide, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy.

If you want to explore one of the most amazing marine places on earth you don’t need to be a diver to explore it. Snorkel and discover a world that will not disappoint you. You are most welcome either onboard or to snorkel from our shore. We prepare everything that you need and give you a Tasik Experience from the surface.

PADI Project AWARE Go ECO operator

PADI Project AWARE Go ECO Operator

Tasik Divers Manado is a PADI Project AWARE “Go ECO” operator. We are committed to environmentally responsible business practices and to providing our customers with dive experiences that enhance visitor awareness of our local aquatic environment.

Sulawesi South, Bira, Amatoa Resort

Sulawesi South, Bira, Amatoa Resort


AMATOA DIVE CENTER Great diving organized by the Resort’s Dive Center. Our dive boat picks you up directly in front of the Resort. DIVING PACKAGES PRICE PER DIVE MINIMUM NR OF DIVES MINIMUM NR OF DIVERS 1 DAY 35 € 2 2 2 – 9 DAYS 30 € 10 10+ DAYS 25 € Open Water Course (incl. Certificate) 4-7 Days (7Dives) Price: 350 € Equipment rental: 5€ / Dive for Fullset BIRA – SOUTH SULAWESI DIVING The Cape of Bira is famous for a big number of sharks, rays and other pelagic but also beautiful reefs and coral gardens. For away from tourist destinations South Sulawesi is one of last unspoiled diving frontiers. Visibility is usually very good, water temperatures are around 27-30˚ in march- june and September-november , in july and august sometimes a bit colder. DIVE SITES: House reef Bira : A nice wall dive to the depth of about 20m. Usually we spot a lot of lionfishes here, from clearfin, spotless to zebra lionfishes and even the shy twinspotted lionfish. Also nudibranchs and lots of coral reef fishes. Cape Bira: At around 30m depth we find regular sharks, rays, barracudas, Nice hard corals. East of the cape : a nice wall followed by a slope which turns into the shallows. In the deeper parts (30-40m) we regularly see whitetip and gray reefsharks, eagle rays and stingrays. The shallows are quite interesting too, if you take a close look you can find nudibranches and ribbon eels. West of the cape: colorful wall with a sandy bottom at around 30m. Turtles and lots of reef fish. Tanjung Bira(Bira bay): a great dive with dozens of sharks and if you are lucky even a hammerhead. Shark poin: This dive site lies close to the harbour. You do a driff dive on a slope and sometimes there can be quite a lot of current. A good place for big fish like tunas, trevallies, sharks and cods. Pulau Kambing (Goat Island)- WEST or EAST : this excellent dive sites are situated in the strait between Selayar island and Bira. You dive on a wall that drops down to at least 60m. Sometimes strong current. On the dive there are constantly sharks patrolling back and forth – white tipped, black tipped sharks on the wall and nurse sharks at the coral garden that starts from about 15m up. But you are also very likely to see schools of hunting mackerels or tunas and great trevallies as well as groups of bumphead parrotfishes. In the coral garden you might find scorpionfishes, cuttlefish or octopus and with luck the juvenile zebra batfish. A great place for scuba diving! Night dive at Coral garden: Night dives close to Pantai Kecil (little beach) just south of Bira harbor are very nice: Spanish dancers, twinspot lionfish, turtles, several, cuttlefish and octopus. One of the highlights is a huge Conus shell (Conus geographus). Theater/ View Inn : Two regular ghost morenas and a nice coral garden. Sapolohe/ White House: Thousands of fish of every colour and shape are here including regal/ angelfish, checkerboard wrasse and masked unicornfish, against a beautiful backdrop of acripora corals, gorgonian fans and sponges. Stingray Bay: Best to dive early morning, 2 little seamounts of around 15m with lots of red corals, anemones, eals, lion fish. Pulau Leokan (Leokan Island) : One of the best sites to see sharks, jacks, dogtooth tuna, schools of barracuda and surgeonfish. Leokan – Levis 501: great place for macro fans: in just 12m depth lots of surprises wait for you: snakes, morenas, nudibranches… Pulau Pasi (Pasi Island): Beautiful coral garden and underwater landscape invite for photo shootings. Fishmarket : the place to see sharks and other bisg fish – but because of strong currents just for really experienced divers! …..AND MANY MORE ARE STILL WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED ON OUR REGULAR EXPLORATION DIVES!! PT. Sulawesi Sea Resort Jl. Pasir Putih 6 Bulukumba Bira Sulawesi Selatan Indonesia Phone : +62 81 3533 76865 For Booking, Please Contact : Amatore Peris Parra Nyoman sutari Phone : +62 85 237 859 004 Yahoo Messenger Tripadvisor – Amatoa Amatoa Facebook diving resort – Bira More About Bira

Sulawesi North, Lembeh Island, Black Sand Dive Retreat

Sulawesi North, Lembeh Island, Black Sand Dive Retreat


Diving in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia Lembeh Strait: The Muck Diving Cleaner Shrimp Cleaner Shrimp Known as the “Muck Mecca”, Lembeh is famous as the best destination on the planet for what is known as exotic critter diving, macro diving, or muck diving. There are five shipwrecks (two of them Japanese WWII ships) and an impressive array of underwater topography, including pinnacles and verdant soft and hard coral gardens, but it is the plain black sand sites that make the area famous with their profusion of strange and beautiful attractions. What is considered rare elsewhere is relatively common here, including critters such as hairy frogfish, mimic octopus, mandarin fish, devilfish, flamboyant cuttlefish, ghost pipefish, seahorses, rhinopias and much much more. There is a tremendous variety of frogfish, venomous fish, snake eels, crustaceans and nudibranchs, with every dive offering an opportunity to find a species new to science. There’s something here for everyone, even the most jaded of divers. Go To : Dive Sites in Lembeh Strait Lembeh Diving: Why The Incredible Biodiversity? Mimic Octopus Mimic Octopus Lembeh Strait is auspiciously located in the famed “Coral Triangle”, which boasts the greatest marine biodiversity on the planet. As one move away from this area, the numbers of marine species decrease dramatically. Why are these waters so rich? It most probably is no coincidence that the largest water movement on the planet, known as the Indonesian Throughflow, splits past the northern tip of Sulawesi. To the north of Sulawesi, a string of volcanic islands form a chain all the way to the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Below the water this chain forms the Sarangani Sill, which divides deepwater basins to the east and west. To the west is the Sulawesi Basin. To the east there is the Philippine Sea and the West Caroline Basin. The movement of water westwards from this basin begins the Indonesian Throughflow. Hitting the Sarangani Sill, the shallow portions of this water flow over this barrier and continue westward and down the west coast of Sulawesi. The deeper waters hit the barrier and are diverted southward down the eastern side of Sulawesi and through the Molluccan islands. Most of North Sulawesi lacks a continental shelf, which means that abyssal depths exist directly offshore and these deeper, nutrient-rich waters are forced upwards and churned with surface waters as they are flushed through the narrow confines of the strait. Though currents are strong in the main channel, there are numerous small bays out of the current stream suitable for easy diving in which the nutrients settle to foster the rich biodiversity that our region is renowned for. Lembeh Strait: Diving Conditions Diving in Lembeh StraitBeing sheltered, Lembeh can be dived year-round, though some critters are seasonal, meaning that there are different things to see depending on the time of the year. The water is generally cool for the tropics, averaging 26-28 degrees Celsius (78 to 82 degrees F). With this in mind, full wetsuits are recommended to conserve body heat on the multiple dives done daily, which are often shallow, meaning long. But there are benefits to colder water, as a lowering in water temperature results in more critters moving into the shallows and cold upwellings spur mating cycles in pipefish, nudibranchs and other species. The visibility is also less than many dive destinations on average, owing to the nutrients in the water that are the reason for the wealth of biodiversity. Visibility averages 10-15 meters, though it can be somewhat less or as good as 30 meters. In general, the northern Lembeh Island sites offer clearer water, increasing in clarity as one heads north from mid-island into more open waters. But low visibility doesn’t lessen the experience as the attractions can be viewed from close quarters. Our Diving Day Yellow Rhinopias Frondosa Rhinopias frondosa Our diving program consists of up to four boat dives every day. Since almost all of the dive sites are within five minutes by speedboat from the resort, doing multiple dives daily is effortless. Our experienced staff will ensure that your tank is filled and waiting on board with your BCD attached and gear at hand. If diving with enriched air (Nitrox), guests check their air mixture with their guide before departure. There is a limit of four diving guests on each of our three polytech speedboats, which are equipped with communication equipment, first aid kits and navigation lights. There is also a limit of four divers per guide, though we lower that ratio if we have guides available to do so in order to maximize the level of personal service. The first dive is at 8:15 am, usually going to sites that are deeper such as wrecks, walls or pinnacles. The next jump is scheduled for 11:00 am and can be a muck or a coral site depending on what the guests want to see. After lunch, the afternoon dive is at 2:30. It is almost always a muck dive and usually nearby since the best black sand sites are less than a kilometer from the resort. If requested, the night dive is scheduled for 6:00 pm and considering how unbelievably fantastic Lembeh night dives are, we expect to go out almost every night. Our dive staff will learn what our guests wish to see and will plan the dives accordingly, taking into consideration weather conditions and currents. So you can do one or even four dives daily: it’s completely up to you. Our Splendid House Reef Wonderpus Octopus Wonderpus Octopus Right off our beach is some of the best diving in Lembeh Strait, open and accessible around the clock. The established dive sites of Hairball 3, TK1 and TK2 are literally at your doorstep. With two paid boat dives daily, guests can take a tank and have a free self-guided House Reef dive while guests on 3-dive / day packages have unlimited access. We allow solo diving on the House Reef at the discretion of the Dive Manager, though guides can be booked on request to help get the most out of our front yard, depending on availability. Because of a lack of currents, it can be dived at any time, day or night and it is at night that it is especially incredible. All of the iconic muck critters are regularly encountered: frogfish (nine species, possibly more), octopus (mimic, wonderpus, ocellated, white-v, brown mimic, reef and even the two undescribed species known generically as “hairy octopus”), squid, cuttlefish (including flamboyant cuttlefish), Rhinopias (frondosa and eschmeyeri), bubble shells, spanish dancers and far too many more nudibranch species to list, stargazers, various waspfish, ghost pipefish (robust, delicate, velvety, ornate and filamented), pipehorses, sea horses, heaps of banggai cardinalfish, flying gunards and fingered dragonets, juvenile clown sweetlips and barramundi, a wide variety of lionfish and scorpionfish species, numerous snakes, moray and ribbon eels, rays, crustaceans galore and much more. There is so much to see in the shallows that divers often never reach 20 meters. With this much to see in such easy conditions directly off our beach, divers can be assured of getting what our beloved friend Larry Smith would call “Maximum Critter Overload” and photographers can have all the time they wish to get that elusive perfect shot. Our Dive Team A good guide makes a world of difference for diving anywhere. In Lembeh Strait, without the sharp eyes of a trained guide, visitors would notice very little as many of the benthic critters are expert at camouflage. Since visitors come to Lembeh for the diving, well-trained guides with “magic eyes” are a top priority for us. Our guides all have a minimum certification level of PADI Rescue Diver and some of our guides hold PADI Divemaster and Instructor ratings. With their years of experience in the area, guests can be assured of seeing the very best that the strait has to offer. Under the supervision of Resort Manager Bruce Moore, who has spent more time underwater in Lembeh than any foreigner, our Dive Team can be relied upon to maintain the enthusiasm and marine knowledge that Bruce is renowned for.

Sulawesi North , Lembeh Island, Kasawari Lembeh Resort,

Sulawesi North , Lembeh Island, Kasawari Lembeh Resort


Welcome to the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia – home of pygmy seahorses, hairy frogfish, stargazers, wunderpuses, Rhinopias – and where there’s great diving all year round.

Kasawari Lembeh Resort, only one-and-a-half hours from Manado Airport, is located right in the center of the Lembeh Strait, giving visitors easy access to most dive sites in the area within minutes, whether for muck, reef or wreck diving.

Kasawari offers discerning divers a new level of diving and lifestyle experience right in the heart of the Lembeh Strait – the world’s capital of underwater critters, where the underwater world boasts some of the richest marine biodiversity on earth.

Kasawari is a boutique lifestyle dive resort that has been designed with complete facilities and services for divers looking for a touch of luxury and personalized, safe and hassle-free diving. The compact layout of the resort and its facilities specifically caters for divers and serious photographers.

Ten luxurious villas, a beachfront infinity-edge swimming pool with its built-in jacuzzi, superb cuisine served at our upper level restaurant, a  large camera room with individual work-stations, a beachfront dive center with hyper-filtration filling system and special after-dive massage menus – all supported by the services of Kasawari’s friendly and hospitable staff – contribute to make Kasawari the perfect base to enjoy safe and relaxing diving in the Lembeh Strait.

Scuba Dive Trips at Kasawari Lembeh

Experienced divers have been on many scuba dive trips and dive vacations. They are always looking for something new and unusual that makes their next trip special. That is what awaits at Kasawari Lembeh. We are a fine Lembeh Strait resort offering that special detailed attention that only a small, top quality boutique experience can provide. The area is famous for muck diving and boasts many critters unique in its waters. Diving here can bring one face to face with creatures only seen in fine magazines. But the right guide is needed to find some of these hidden treasures, guides like those found when you make the decision to stay with us. They will listen carefully to your objectives and strive to help you meet them during your stay. When you return to luxurious accommodations each night you will be amazed by the spacious bedrooms, oversized bathrooms, and little extras that make the place feel like home. Stroll outside through the lush greenery and tropical gardens. Swim our infinity edge pool with its built in jacuzzi. Enjoy fine dining at our restaurant serving both Asian and Western fare, and offering the option to dine alfresco if you like. Day or evening, this is the perfect place for a world class vacation. We invite you to become acquainted with us as you stroll through our articles pages, then come to see us in person soon. You will want to return again and again for the personalized service that is our specialty.

Sulawesi North, Lembeh Island, Nad-lembeh Dive Resort

Sulawesi North, Lembeh Island, Nad-lembeh Dive Resort


The Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, is famous the world over for its reputation as the finest “muck diving” location in the world. Although, many people ask: “What is muck diving?”

Muck Diving is the term used to describe a very special and unique sort of diving that can be found throughout the world in strange and out of the way locations. From Wikipedia: Muck diving gets its name from the sediment that lies beneath most dives: A normally muddy or “mucky” environment. Other than the muddy sediment, the standard muck dive may consist of dead coral skeletons, discarded fishing equipment, tires and other man-made garbage. In addition, the visibility is usually subpar to the reef or wreck sites of the area.

Typically a “muck diving” location is characterized by certain features such as mud or black sand slopes, a relative lack of current, sparse or no hard coral cover and usually located in inshore estuaries, bays, or straits near human habitation. Lembeh Strait is known as one of the best locations for this sort of diving as it hosts all of these features in droves. The local volcanic mountain range (Manado is a famous area for sightseeing Dormant Volcanoes) is the source of a fine black sand that is found throughout the strait and creating a perfect environment for the weird and wonderful critters encountered here. Coupled with the fact that Sulawesi lies right in the middle of the “coral triangle”, an area encompassing the Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, our area hosts the largest number of fish and invertebrate species in the world!

The typical dive sites here start near to shore and slope gently into the depths with a fine sandy bottom and the occasional coral bommie. The list of animals that may be encountered is endless: mimic octopus, rhinopias scorpionfish, nudibranches galore, flamboyant cuttlefish, pygmy seahorses, hairy frogfish, stargazers, mandarinfish, bangaii cardinalfish.. the list is endless! We truly are a macro lover paradise. For many folks, The Lembeh Strait is considered the “Eden” of macro photography.

The vast majority of our sites feature little to no current and the best subjects are found relatively shallow. Our dedicated staff of dive guides are always on hand to show you our cast of critters, many of which are difficult to spot due to their cryptic nature. At NAD-Lembeh we pride ourselves in being able to offer you as much freedom as possible on your dives as opposed to the 45 and 60 minute time limits often found in other locations.* We also limit the diving groups to a maximum of 4 people to one dive guide.

Our schedule typically consists of a two tank morning trip departing at 800am with snacks, coffee, tea, and water available during the surface interval. The boats return to the resort after the second dive for a tasty lunch before heading out on a third dive at 2.30pm. Mandarinfish and night dives are available every day for folks who are interested in an evening dive. Our fantastic house reef is available to guests staying more than 5 nights doing 3 dives a day free of charge (without a guide) throughout the day (those on less than that only pay a small fee for the tank fill).

*Time limits may be needed when trying to accomplish 4 dives in a day or if weather or water conditions require it.

Sulawesi North, Bunaken, Minahasa Divers

Sulawesi North, Bunaken, Minahasa Divers



Minahasa Divers’ full facility Dive Centre offers Manado diving at its best. Located within the 5-Star Hotel Sedona Manado, it’s 35 – 40 minutes to the Bunaken-Manado Tua Marine Park via our 2 custom-built local dive boats.

Minahasa Divers offer dive training from beginners to advanced level, catering to all your diving needs. We have our very own Instructors on staff ensuring safety and quality. We offer dive training from major Internationally recognized training agencies. Let our friendly staff take care of all your diving needs!

The Dive Centre is conveniently located by the beach front within the lagoon where divers departs for the dives. It houses the admin office, workshop, tank filling station, equipment storage and staff accommodation. A gazebo where divers hang out after dives and enjoy a nice view of Manado Bay featuring the famous Manado Tua and beautiful sunsets.

With over 50 dive sites available in Manado, be enthralled by the many amazing sea creatures you would encounter on your trips!

Sulawesi North, Bunaken, Bunaken Village

Sulawesi North, Bunaken, Bunaken Village


Diving in the Bunaken National Park The 75.000 hectare Bunaken National Marine Park encompasses five islands. Besides the main island Bunaken there is Manado Tua, Siladen, Mantehage and Nain. Most of these islands are surrounded by healthy colourful reefs and a high variety of fishlife, nudibranches, crabs, sponges, turtles and the occasional reefshark. This makes it a true paradise for divers and snorkelers alike. Bunaken itself is well known for it’s spectacular steep walls of dense coral, which start at around 2/3 meters in the shallows to well over 30 meters at the deep end. Divecentre Courses Divesites Divecruise Album Special and rare sightings Some of the special things to be seen around Bunaken are the Pygmee Seahorse, giant clams and during a sunset dive the colourful Mandarinfish. More rare sitings are the Mola-Mola(sunfish) and Dugong.

Sulawesi South, Makassar, Makassar Diving Center

Sulawesi South, Makassar, Makassar Diving Center


Welcome to the unexplored Paradise Island of South Sulawesi The most beautiful Island in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, surrounded by colorful coral reef. Fantastic underwater world is attractive to worldwide divers and snorkellers. Thrilling wall diving. UW visibility 20 – 50 m. Great drop off. Many kinds of big fish can be seen. Only one hour and fifteen minutes drive by speed boat from Makassar Makassar Diving Center would like to offer promotional price for Tourist Divers during April – November 2005. ( Best diving season at the Kapoposang Island ) Type (A) : One (1) Night Two (2) Days Trip -US$ 100.- / person Type (B) : Two (2) Nights Three (3) Days Trip -US$ 150.- / person ( Minimum 3 participants ) The above dive trip prices include all meals, all drinks, accommodation, transportation, dive guide, 4 times dives for type (A) and 6 times dives for type (B)