Tasik Ria is the only Manado resort to use high quality, comfortable diving boats to explore the islands of the Bunaken marine park. The Red Sea style boats offer plenty of space and comfort for the trips to the dive sites and for lunch between dives.
Tasik Divers is the very own in-house, scuba operation of Tasik Ria Resort and, with a wealth of local knowledge and high quality boats, they promise a high level of customer support and flexibility.
An international standard beach resort with excellent, modern facilities - 2 pools and well appointed rooms, free wi-fi internet, the property offers high quality Manado diving vacations at a great price. Families will love the pools and other entertainment and adults can enjoy a relaxing body treatment at the spa. After dinner you can unwind with a few drinks at the Jetty Bar, looking out across the islands of the park.
There is also a wider menu than many other local places can offer, with a large buffet selection as well as an international a la carte menu. The range of facilities at Tasik Ria means this Manado Resort is ideal for couples, friends and families, appealing to both divers and non-divers alike.
PADI courses at Bunaken: Save money, book with us a package including accomodation plus either the PADI Open Water Diver course or the PADI Advanced Open Water course at Tasik Ria Resort. Please contact us for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Destinations:Bunaken Island National Marine Park (Diving environment: wall diving, drift diving, healthy reefs, beginner & advanced divers, very popular; Highlights: turtles, great macro life/marine diversity, schooling fish/big pelagics). Special dive trips to the Lembeh Strait (Diving environment: advanced divers, very popular; Highlights: great macro life/marine diversity) (in addition to your package) can be booked in advance at an extra charge. No diving on days of arrival and departure.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, diving tax, lunch (served onboard dive boat). Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 30 per day), Bunaken marine park fees (approx. US$ 10 per person per year). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card). Optional extras:
Night dives (approx. US$ 39 each, payable in advance), special dive trip to Lembeh Strait (minimum 4 customers), dive computer, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (approx. US$ 7 per tank), diving insurance, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, internet access, taxes. Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
Single supplement on single travellers only, payable in advance. Christmas Eve dinner (approx. US$ 20 per person), New Year's Eve dinner (approx. US$ 20 per person). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Single Supplement:
This is a compulsory additional charge on single travellers for the sole occupancy of double/twin accommodation. Optional extras:
Drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, alcoholic drinks, return resort transfers from Manado airport (approx. US$ 20 per person, payable in advance). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
Tasik Ria Resort is located on a mainland beach 20 km west from Manado. The resort provides airport and city transfers. For more information see our Manado travel information section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
For a minimum of 4 days 3 nights dive package, pay for 8 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge, pay for 16 guests and 2 extra persons can join for free. Pay for 18 guests and 3 extra persons can join free of charge.
For the best diving vacation experience in Manado, we recommend that you book a combination of resorts here, to include one in the Manado and Bunaken Island area to dive the Bunaken Island, and one in Lembeh to dive the Lembeh Strait.
There are 14 sea view bungalows or 20 poolside rooms with white tile floors. All are doubles or twins with extra beds and family rooms available. All accommodations at Tasik Ria boast impressive fixtures and furnishings.
Tasik Ria Resort has boat diving at the 5 islands that make up the Bunaken National Park, as well as some interesting dives close to the Manado shoreline, and trips further afield to the Lembeh Strait.
The boats feature:
Cruise speed 12 knots
12-16m fibreglass hull
Maximum of 15 divers per boat
Dive deck with steel ladders
Kit up area, toilet & shower
Saloon, sundeck & shaded area
Rinse tank & camera table
Daily departures are at 08:00 hrs, returning around 17:00 hrs. There are 3 boat dives per day before returning to the resort. Unlimited shore dives are available, free of charge.
Meet at the pier where your equipment will already be on board 1 of the 3 spacious and modern dive boats. Relax in the sun, shade or indoor saloon during the journey across to Bunaken. Take a hot shower, dry off with a towel, have refreshments between dives, with lunch served in the dining area. No need to lug your gear off the boat and wash it, that's all taken care of.
Dive boat trips include qualified divemasters, as well as lunch, drinking water, coffee, tea, fruit, and towels. Boat journey time is around 1 hour.
The resort can be a great place to relax for the day. The huge pool caters for children with a shallow end, floats and swim vests, and has various statuette fountains and a wet bar. There is also a separate child pool. Sun loungers, parasols and towels are provided.
Resort facilities include: Restaurant & bar - Dive Centre - E-6 slide processing - Swimming pool (& kids pool) - Sea kayaks - Complimentary internet - Gift shop and minimart - Art gallery - Massage - Laundry - Car hire - Parking - Library - Tour desk - Daily airport shuttle service (free of charge) - Baby sitting and baby cots - Foreign exchange
Location: Tanawangko Bay, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
The elevated restaurant at Tasik Ria serves a la carte meals as well as an extensive buffet. The large salad bar and imaginative range of main dishes will keep everyone happy, including vegetarians. Dine inside or on the open-air terrace. The Sunset Jetty Bar also serves evening drinks.
Buffet style or 3 course meals
Indonesian and European cuisine
Beach side BBQs, seafood, pasta, curries...
Soups and salads
Complimentary breakfast is eggs, omelettes, toast, croissants, pastries, cereals, fruit, coffee & tea, fruit juice, rice and noodles.
The nearest re-compression chamber is in Malalayang Hospital, 20 km east of Tasik Ria. There is also a doctor on call. We advise guests to have dive insurance - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation.
This Manado dive resort has oxygen on site and onboard, radio contact with the mainland and GPS. 1 PADI Divemaster is provided for every 6 scuba divers. This is important because using qualified guides means that you can rely on trained hands should misfortune strike on your vacation.
Tasik Ria Dive Resort has room safes, 24 hr security guards and 2 armed policemen. There is a police station about 5 kilometres away.